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Leadership is Feminine

For most women, when we are invited to study leadership the teachers, scholars, authorities and models are primarily… men. We are indoctrinated from the time we are born that men are the leaders and that natural male characteristics are the strengths you must also possess to be a good leader. Powerful. Strong. Authoritative. Direct. Assertive. Decisive. These and so many more are attributes that are typically associated with the male model of a leader. And so, for the better part of the last one hundred years as women have made their way into the fold, in a variety of leadership roles, we have learned and studied to walk the way of a men to achieve success. Women dismiss their own knowing because we’ve been so indoctrinated in male leadership models. We dismiss what we know for what others tell us to be and how to be seen. There is another way to lead. To be in alignment. To not feel like an imposter. It’s time for the reimagining of leadership. That’s not to disparage any of the progress that has come before us. Progress is progress. For those of us who stand in the footsteps of the women who came before us we are here because of their courage, bravery and resilience. I wonder instead if women equally looked to the characteristics they learned from their mothers for leadership. I wonder if we were taught to lean on different qualities to drive success. I wonder what might happen then? The traditional qualities of mothering are communication, nurturing, listening, strength, support, grace, and yes… love. What if to be the best leader you can be as a woman, you integrated the best of both? This is how women will stand with integrity in their role as leaders. As women, we can be assertive, direct, powerful, and authoritative but we need not only rely on those attributes for success. After 25 years of watching and studying leaders, I can tell you that for sure many traditional male attributes are effective in the short run, but they typically only serve a few. Whereas, when leadership is feminine. When the leader possesses the strengths of femininity and grace the results are for all. This podcast is my like my gentle request and invitation to my fellow female leaders that we reclaim the world leadership as one that is a feminine definition. That we continue to work with all of our allies to build organizations and systems that include more support, collaboration, grace and communication. And that we do so not because we are uncomfortable with the more traditional male-dominating models, but because we truly do know that leadership is a feminine strength and attribute. And the world needs more of us leading. Now more than ever.
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Aug 26, 2019

Kris talks with Eleanor Beaton, founder of Fierce Feminine Leadership, an organization that helps ambitious women develop the confidence, presence, political savvy and influence they need to smash the glass ceiling.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. One of the most important factors for a leader is embarrassability.
  2. What Eleanor thinks makes a great team. “For me, the thing that threads a team together is this sense of trust in one another.” – Eleanor
  3. A great team is a group of men and women who also challenge our sense of who we are and cause that to expand. I have found as I brought people into my team, that they have their own zones of genius and that allows me to continue to withdraw from certain areas and focus on a smaller area that has broader impact. – Eleanor
  4. Eleanor’s vision.
  5. “I love the men! I coach men! I love the men! But women lead differently.” – Kris Plachy
  6. “Delegation does give you time… eventually.” – Kris Plachy
  7. “As soon as you have the right team, everything is exponentially better.” – Kris Plachy
  8. “To do consistent effort over time, we have to be able to rest and catch our breath through the hard things.” – Eleanor
  9. “Don’t worry if your body shakes, it’s just weakness leaving your body.” - Kris’ yoga instructor

© 2019 Kris Plachy

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Aug 19, 2019

We recently looked at when to fire a team member. This episode is about when NOT to fire a team member. It’s a step by step thought process and it’s NEVER easy.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. First, you have to do the audit
  2. Second – question your reason. Are you in a position of emotional reaction to what someone is doing?
  3. Third – ask your business. Would you apply this decision to fire this person to anyone else on your team or is it just this person? Would you be consistent.

© 2019 Kris Plachy

Visit: KrisPlachy.com
Email: support@leadershipcoachllc.com
Kris on Facebook
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@krisplachycoach on Instagram
Kris on LinkedIn
Produced by Podcast Prowess

Aug 12, 2019

Finish this sentence – “I will finally feel relief when …” What is that “thing” that, when finally achieved, will cause the overwhelm and stress to end for you? Good news! Here’s how to feel the joy sooner rather than later.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. Relief doesn’t come from the “thing,” it comes from the way that you think.
  2. If you’re telling yourself that there is relief out there “when,” then you’re setting up a tension between where you are today and where you think the relief exists. That just sets you up to be uncomfortable chronically.
  3. Of the five relationships you must develop as an entrepreneur, the relationship with your brain is the most powerful and least utilized performance tool.
  4. Your exercise is to answer the question – what are you telling yourself right now is your relief point?

© 2019 Kris Plachy

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Email: support@leadershipcoachllc.com
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Produced by Podcast Prowess

Aug 5, 2019

Here are the basics you have to have in place in order to know when to fire someone and when NOT to fire someone.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. #1 – Set clear expectations.
  2. #2 – Review their work.
  3. #3 – Give them feedback.
  4. The way you know it’s time to fire is you’ve set the expectations, you’ve reviewed their work and given them the feedback and they’re just not meeting the objectives of the role. 
  5. The way you know it’s not time to fire is when you’re bent out of shape and in total judgement.

© 2019 Kris Plachy

Visit: KrisPlachy.com
Email: support@leadershipcoachllc.com
Kris on Facebook
@KrisPlachy on Twitter
@krisplachycoach on Instagram
Kris on LinkedIn
Produced by Podcast Prowess

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