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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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May 25, 2020

Is it your belief that you can’t manage people’s performance and hold them accountable unless they’re sitting in the same building as you? Nothing could be further from the truth. Here's how to ensure that performance has nothing to do with location.

What you'll find in this episode:

1. Kris’ story about managing remotely
2. Kris’s blueprint – the five steps to managing a remote team. (Note: this applies whether they’re in the building or not.)
3. If you’ve switched to a remote culture, you should be doing lots more communicating.
4. “You aren’t paying people for time. You’re paying people for results.”
5. How you hold people accountable has nothing to do with where they sit, and it has everything to do with your leadership philosophy.
6. Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO – why she had a leadership problem.

The How to Manage Virtual Employees Course - A step-by-step course on how to manage remote employees AND hold them accountable for results. Now.

To check out my other programs visit krisplachy.com/join

© 2020 Kris Plachy

May 18, 2020

At some point in the trajectory of a founder’s business growth, she inevitably finds that some of the people she’s working with haven’t kept pace… the business has outgrown their skillset. Here's how the “re-offer” can help.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. This is a good time to re-evaluate why you do what you do, what it is that you do, what the reason is to continue doing it and who the people are that you want to surround yourself with.
  2. Detailed steps to the re-offer.
  3. How to use the re-offer in a “culture reset.”
  4. Using the re-offer to address poor behavior performance, someone who has never had a job description or someone who isn’t fulfilling the needs of their position.

For my free class visit www.krisplachy.com/theclass 

To check out my other programs visit krisplachy.com/join 

© 2020 Kris Plachy

May 10, 2020

Is your business being steered by your opinion or is it being guided by clear, measurable, well-defined performance expectations for people on your team?

As we’re in this great reset, this is an incredible opportunity for you to look, with total objective perspective, at every single person on your team. Filter them through a decision-making process and determine who should stay and who should go.

What you'll find in this episode:

1. Now is an incredible opportunity for you to look, with total objective perspective, at every single person on your team.
2. About filtering employees through a decision-making process to determine who gets to come with you.
3. Details about my upcoming live workshop for female founders who are running 7 figure businesses.
4. That 90% of what I coach clients on are performance issues related to behavior, not production.

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

© 2020 Kris Plachy

May 4, 2020

In today’s interview, Kris talks with Ali Brown, the Founder + CEO of the women’s business empowerment company We Lead. She is one of the most recognized entrepreneur coaches in the world and the founder of The Trust – the new, private, premier network for 7- and 8-figure women leaders.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. What Ali is noticing in her own clients around reinventing.
  2. Why now is a good time to give yourself permission to “let this go.”
  3. Who knew that employees not wanting to come back to work would be “a thing”?
  4. Why now is a great time to evaluate where you’re going to spend your energy for the rest of the year.
  5. The three “amazing questions” posed by Ali.
  6. What does it mean to “fire the Sherrys”?

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

© 2020 Kris Plachy

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