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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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Jun 29, 2020

In today’s interview, Kris talks with Dr. Camille Broussard Wise, a scholar-practitioner of leadership, management, and advancing diversity and equity. A passionate social justice advocate, she holds a safe space for inquiry and growth while also equipping leader-learners with tools to facilitate their own growth and accountability.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  1. The distinction between racism as a system and being a racist.
  2. The importance of educating yourself.
  3. De-center yourself and your feelings.
  4. Having empathy for someone else’s perspective.

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Jun 22, 2020

When you have one employee who’s bringing your company’s performance down, the impact on the team is very noticeable. Here’s why that one person is standing between you and total magic.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  1. Once you remove the negative energy from your business and brain you create all kinds of space for something new.
  2. If that person hasn’t grown with the business, they’re almost like a memory of who you were when you started, and that’s not who you are today. It keeps you stuck energetically.
  3. When you let that person go and create room in your business, then you can get intentional about what you want to create and the results you want to achieve.
  4. You have to learn the processes to follow, the words to say, the conversations to have in order to foster the change necessary to get you where you need to be.

Conscious Inclusion for Female Entrepreneurs Course

My Q2 Pivot program

The Founder’s Lab

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© 2020 Kris Plachy

Jun 15, 2020

The only way to learn things you don’t know, and to gain an understanding of them, is to be willing to tolerate and sit with discomfort. It doesn’t mean you have to agree. It means you have the opportunity to listen, to stretch and to grow.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. Why it’s so important to get out of the echo chamber.
  2. Pay attention to how you feel. If someone introduces you to something and you feel repulsed, indignant, angry, resentful – pay attention.
  3. Find new teachers, thought leaders and discussion groups.

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© 2020 Kris Plachy

Jun 8, 2020

Who do you want to be as a leader? When your presence is unfelt, someone else’s will be, and they will control the message and direction of your business. You have a voice whether you’re aware of it or not. So my recommendation is - let’s be aware of it.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. Why having a clear sense of direction for your company and what you want to achieve is essential.
  2. The heart of the voice is that it has a line to it. It creates clarity.
  3. You must be willing to have the consequences and the benefits of that voice.
  4. When your presence is unfelt, someone else’s will be.
  5. If someone doesn’t want to align to your voice and your vision for your business, let them go.
  6. My thoughts for myself as it relates to my voice.

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The Founder’s Lab

My program Leading Through Crazy Times

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© 2020 Kris Plachy

Jun 1, 2020

High-performing leaders with high-performing teams are able to replicate that over and over again. That’s not luck; that’s a system, and here are the elements of that system for building high-performing teams.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. As a leader, you have to have your own expectations of high performance.
  2. You have to be self-aware. You have to understand who you are and how you affect the team.
  3. Recognize that there is a process to attracting great talent. You must be clear with what you expect of people who work for you. Additionally, there’s the accountability piece – you have to take ownership.
  4. Think about what you do and why you hire the people that you hire. You have to be building a team for where you’re going and not for where you’ve been.
  5. A high-performing team attracts high-performing players. This requires a leader who is willing to audit her team and trim it when necessary.

My Q2 Pivot program here: https://krisplachycoaching.mykajabi.com/q2pivot

The Founder’s Lab: https://krisplachy.com/join

My program Leading Through Crazy Times here: https://krisplachycoaching.mykajabi.com/leadingthroughcrazytimes

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© 2020 Kris Plachy

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