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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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Apr 27, 2020

People have mistaken effective leaders for somebody who can make a lot of money or come up with products. Real leaders have invested in learning how to lead and are the ones who are able to rebound and pivot during times like these.

What you'll find in this episode: Leaders ...

  1. Are the ones who are able to rebound and pivot.
  2. Have learned how to establish and communicate a clear vision.
  3. Know how to communicate and hire and fire by values.
  4. Have learned how to set, clarify and communicate expectations for performance.
  5. Know how to have difficult conversations.
  6. Are able to help people and have empathy while still holding accountability and expectations for performance.
  7. Have learned how to manage their own minds so they don’t get swept up in hysteria, overwhelm or confusion.
  8. Have to have work and rest hours.

Visit: The Lead Your Team Podcast for show notes and available downloads.

© 2020 Kris Plachy

Apr 20, 2020

I have terrible anxiety. I had my first panic attack when I was 20 years old. At least half, if not more, of the people I know, who are also entrepreneurs, are negotiating this as well. I want you to know you’re not alone.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. 1. Kris’ personal story about her anxiety.
  2. Assume a leadership position with your anxiety.
  3. Talk to a professional and ask for help.
  4. Use the Thought Model.
  5. Demonstrate self-compassion.
  6. Have your own ritual for self-care. See Angela Jia Kim owner of Savor Beauty.
  7. Take work breaks and have work hours.
  8. Know the best way to recharge.

Visit: The Lead Your Team Podcast for show notes and available downloads.

© 2020 Kris Plachy

Apr 13, 2020

In today’s interview, Kris talks with CEO and co-founder of The Life Coach School, Brooke Castillo. Listen, learn and laugh as they discuss ideas for navigating these crazy times.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. What Brooke’s first thoughts were once she realized the pandemic was going to last more than a couple of weeks.
  2. “When you don’t have control over what you get, you have to take control over what you can give.” ~ Brooke
  3. “Value is in my mind and not in the world.” ~ Brooke
  4. Brooke’s thoughts and advice on pivoting now.
  5. “Create some virtual solutions that will serve you long-term.” ~ Brooke
  6. Kris' “Stop. Start. Continue” exercise.
  7. “All of your power as a business owner, as a leader, is in your ability to make decisions.” ~ Brooke

Visit: The Lead Your Team Podcast for show notes and available downloads.

© 2020 Kris Plachy

Apr 10, 2020

Kris interviews an amazing team. Tami Ramsay and Krista Nye Nicholas are partners and principal interior designers of Cloth & Kind, a nationally recognized residential and commercial interior design studio.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. What their first thoughts were once they realized the pandemic was going to last more than a couple of weeks.
  2. How they are engaging with, and communicating with, their team now that so much has changed.
  3. What they are doing, and how they are using this time to make the best of it.
  4. Do they think selling is still okay? There’s a lot of shaming going on right now.
  5. What they’re doing that is helping their business pivot to adapt to the situation.
  6. Why now is a wonderful time to think about the future of your business.

Visit: The Lead Your Team Podcast for show notes and available downloads.

© 2020 Kris Plachy

Apr 8, 2020

Kris interviews another amazing woman who shares how she’s leading through these crazy times. In this interview, Kris talks with Leila Hormozi, Co-CEO for three separate companies; A.L.A.N, Prestige Labs, and Gym Launch Secrets.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. What Leila’s first thoughts were once she realized the pandemic was going to last more than a couple of weeks.
  2. The common practices that she has as a business that operates with everybody in their own part of the world.
  3. Some of the things that she’s doing right now that are helping her business pivot.
  4. What her thoughts are around being prosperous and generating revenue right now.
  5. Leila’s company’s core values.
  6. Leila’s advice for leaders who are trying to hold it down and keep it going through all of this.
  7. The importance of looking at your WCS – worst case scenario.

Visit: The Lead Your Team Podcast for show notes and available downloads.

© 2020 Kris Plachy

Apr 6, 2020

This week, Kris interviews amazing women who talk about how they’re pivoting and negotiating these unparalleled times. In this interview, Kris talks with Jody Moore, Certified Life Coach, Podcaster, Leadership and Sales Coach, Latter-day Saint.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. What Jody’s first thoughts were when she heard about the pandemic.
  2. The importance of changing your lens length.
  3. What Jody means by sowing activities and reaping activities in her business.
  4. About Martha Beck, the evolution of the caterpillar and the need for cocooning.
  5. What Forrest Gump and the shrimping business can teach us during these times.
  6. Why not to be afraid of the wisdom that might be whispering to you right now.
  7. The risks Jody has taken while not being afraid to be seen.

Visit: The Lead Your Team Podcast for show notes and available downloads.

© 2020 Kris Plachy

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