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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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Oct 28, 2019

Do you have an actual relationship with money, or are you just having a one-night stand? Let’s talk about money and how your thoughts about it are affecting your business.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. The five key relationships you have in your business – time, money, yourself, your team, your business. Today we talk about money.
  2. The common relationships I watch my clients have with money.
  3. Two of my favorite statements about money – one from Christine Kane and one from Brook Castillo.

© 2019 Kris Plachy

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Email: support@leadershipcoachllc.com
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Produced by Podcast Prowess

Oct 21, 2019

Being able to identify the types of people to hire is key to your success. Here’s how to create a hiring manifesto that describes the types of people who can hang, and thrive, with you.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. Examples of the types of people who can, and cannot, hang and thrive with me.
  2. How to make a list of people on your team who you love to work with and those you struggle with.
  3. It’s my goal to give you the things you need to improve – like being able to hire people, manage people, hold people accountable, to fire people, and to manage your time.

© 2019 Kris Plachy

Visit: KrisPlachy.com for show notes and available downloads
Email: support@leadershipcoachllc.com
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@krisplachycoach on Instagram
Kris on LinkedIn
Produced by Podcast Prowess

Oct 14, 2019

When you have someone on the team who isn’t performing, there’s a gap between the outcome you expect and the results you’re getting. Here’s the formula for fixing that problem.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. Reason 1 that performance problems occur – The expectation was not clear.
  2. Reason 2 that performance problems occur – You’re not holding them accountable to your crystal-clear expectations.
  3. Let’s not run our business by hoping people will just miraculously change. It doesn’t help you get exceptional results.
  4. I know that you plan to give exceptional results to your clients, which is why you went into business in the first place. Hold that same level of expectation for others.

© 2019 Kris Plachy

Visit: KrisPlachy.com for show notes and available downloads
Email: support@leadershipcoachllc.com
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@krisplachycoach on Instagram
Kris on LinkedIn
Produced by Podcast Prowess

Oct 7, 2019

If you’re a CEO, you’ve got to get good at being able to fire someone. You don’t have to love it. It’s a superpower, and once you have it, you won’t feel bound by someone’s poor performance again.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. There should always be an evaluative measure, that’s outside your opinion of someone, that helps you know if this person is contributing so that the business is benefiting.
  2. Once you get good at this, you’re never intimidated by what people do or don’t do in your business. You’re never held hostage.
  3. Your business is only as good as your poorest performer.
  4. Once your values are dialed, this becomes an objective part of what you do. Values are not subjective.

© 2019 Kris Plachy

Visit: KrisPlachy.com for show notes and available downloads
Email: support@leadershipcoachllc.com
Kris on Facebook
@krisplachycoach on Instagram
Kris on LinkedIn
Produced by Podcast Prowess

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