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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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Dec 30, 2019

Kris talks with Heather Dominick, the founder and leader of the Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur® movement.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. The key characteristics of an HSE – Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur.
  2. The top three HSE shadows and top three HSE strengths.
  3. The three HSE Coping Mechanisms.
  4. How “shame” fits into the life of an HSE.
  5. Why the thought of hiring and managing people is overwhelming to HSEs.
  6. How to recognize when you’re in the coping cycle and how to shift from coping into creating.
  7. The importance of the “element of community.”
  8. The key practices Heather has in place, as a leader, that help her lead and also stay in integrity with who she is.

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Dec 23, 2019

As we prepare to say goodbye to 2019, here’s some help for creating a 2020 plan. Let’s acknowledge where we’ve been, where we are and where we’re going.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. First download the free workbook here!
  2. Some reflective exercises to take a look at this past year.
  3. How to take a dive into your current reality.
  4. What “My 25” is.
  5. About “goal squares” and what they are.

© 2019 Kris Plachy

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Email: support@leadershipcoachllc.com

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Dec 16, 2019

Reaching the place of entrepreneurial wisdom is an ambitious and worthy goal. Wisdom never leaves you. It’s yours. And it’s grounded in facts, real tools, and proven strategies that you get to leverage over and over again.

Dec 9, 2019

As an entrepreneur, learning how to manage and lead a team involves a transition from being totally self-reliant to learning how to delegate your abilities and results to other people. FYI - it’s totally normal to struggle with that.

Dec 2, 2019

Are your employees’ mistakes and behaviors really affecting your business or are they just annoyances that are driving you crazy? Let’s take a look at the difference and a few suggestions for how to address each one.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. Take a step back and look at the mistakes employees are making. Is this a real business issue or just annoying?
  2. My advice – say to the employee, “This wasn’t done right. Here’s what my expectation was and still is. Do it again.
  3. The differences between things that people do or don’t do and behaviors that people do that annoy you.
  4. When you address these things in this manner, you are building your business brain.

© 2019 Kris Plachy

Visit: KrisPlachy.com for show notes and available downloads

Email: support@leadershipcoachllc.com

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