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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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Aug 31, 2020

Women have a cocktail of assets that nobody else does. Celebrate them. Don’t diminish them. Step into your superpower and own it because leadership is feminine!

What you'll learn from this episode:

  1. What Kris learned from her mom about leadership.
  2. Why empathy is a superpower.
  3. Is it possible to truly be yourself and still be the CEO of your business?
  4. Why it’s important for female entrepreneurs to call themselves CEOs.

We’ll be launching a new, live course in September called "How to CEO for Entrepreneurs." The registration for this first group will be limited, so go here https://krisplachy.com/how2ceo to get on the waitlist.

I'd really appreciate it if you would click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you!

© 2020 Kris Plachy

Aug 24, 2020

Entrepreneurs struggle with employees not taking ownership the same way that they do. Here are some suggestions for ways to handle a situation when someone doesn’t take responsibility for a task, and an example of how an ownership conversation ought to go.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  1. Why ownership is a personal responsibility.
  2. How getting out of an employee’s way, in order to foster ownership, is different than abdication.
  3. What “mis-delegating” means.
  4. An example of a frustrating ownership conversation and suggestions for what to do instead.
  5. Essential competencies that I believe every employee should come to the table with.
  6. What not to do when someone doesn’t take ownership.

We’ll be launching a new, live course in September called "How to CEO for Entrepreneurs." The registration for this first group will be limited, so go here https://krisplachy.com/how2ceo to get on the waitlist.

I'd really appreciate it if you would click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you!

© 2020 Kris Plachy

Aug 17, 2020

Key Performance Indicators (KPI) are the vital signs for your business. They are diagnostic in nature and can be used to help determine if there’s a problem with the health of the overall business or with specific roles within that business.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  1. The reason we ask, “what role do I need to fill?” versus “what type of person do I need?”
  2. The steps toward creating KPIs
  3. Why people struggle with KPIs for administrative roles
  4. Your job as CEO when it comes to employees and KPIs

We’ll be launching a new, live course in September called "How to CEO for Entrepreneurs." The registration for this first group will be limited, so go here https://krisplachy.com/how2ceo to get on the waitlist.

I'd really appreciate it if you would click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability!

© 2020 Kris Plachy

Aug 10, 2020

What does it mean to transition from being an entrepreneur to a CEO? As a solopreneur, the essential asset is you and your talent. As an entrepreneur the asset is you as a manager. But, as a CEO, the asset is you as a leader. Are you ready? Let’s go!

What you'll learn from this episode:

  1. How boundaries change through the difference transitions.
  2. Learning to leverage the talents of others.
  3. Why it’s a fact that you can’t lead others in a business if you don’t understand the mechanics of management.
  4. The CEO as an orchestra conductor.
  5. Getting comfortable with “strategy.”

We’ll be launching a new, live course in September called "How to CEO for Entrepreneurs." The registration for this first group will be limited, so go here https://krisplachy.com/how2ceo to get on the waitlist.

I'd really appreciate it if you would click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability!

© 2020 Kris Plachy

Aug 3, 2020

There’s a real difference between being a solopreneur and being an entrepreneur.

A solopreneur is a worker and it’s mostly about “me.” They do all the work in the business. An entrepreneur is a producer / manager. These people have a team and running the business is more about “we.”

The trick is learning how to make that transition from a “me” to a “we.” Let’s talk about how!

What you'll learn from this episode:

  1. In entrepreneurship, we start to leverage the assets of others.
  2. Entrepreneurship is managing people. This is when we start to build systems and replicate-able processes.
  3. Making the transition has nothing to do with company size – it’s mindset.
  4. Solopreneur boundary challenges are with clients. Entrepreneur boundary issues are with your staff / team, and the work.
  5. The importance of moving from “me center” to “we center.”
  6. The next podcast will be about transitioning from entrepreneurship to CEO.

We’ll be launching a new, live course in September called "How to CEO for Entrepreneurs." The registration for this first group will be limited, so go here https://krisplachy.com/how2ceo to get on the waitlist.

I'd really appreciate it if you would click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability!

© 2020 Kris Plachy

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