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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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Nov 30, 2020

As a founder, you were never really on the “manager career path.” You never made a conscious decision to be a manager. It’s not that you’re not good at managing people. The truth is you never wanted to manage people and you don’t enjoy managing people. So let me help you sit in that management seat and find a voice in it that you can feel good about.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  1. The five advantages of learning how to manage.
  2. Rule #1 - Don’t hire other people to manage your team until you know how to do it.
  3. The superpowers that every CEO must possess.
  4. All about the upcoming How to CEO program.

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!

The next How to CEO program starts January 20, 2021. Register before December 31st and get TWO bonuses! Go to howtoceojoin.com

© 2020 Kris Plachy

Nov 23, 2020

Team meetings are absolutely essential. But are you using them as the grounding stone that they are intended to be, or are you using them as a work group? Are they debilitating or are they relationship building? Let’s talk about the what, when and how long of team meetings.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  1. What a meeting is for.
  2. When you should or shouldn’t be having meetings.
  3. The frequency of your meetings.
  4. The way Kris handles her team meetings.

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!

The next How to CEO program starts at the end of January and we’re currently putting people on the wait list. Go to howtoceojoin.com

© 2020 Kris Plachy

Nov 16, 2020

Today Kris discusses how an unexpected personal issue recently required her to step away from her business for a short period of time. The beauty? She can do this comfortably because she has built a team that she knows has her back.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  1. The amazing year that was 2019.
  2. The brilliant group of women that Kris has the privilege of coaching in her How to CEO program.
  3. How Kris’ work in the world changes women’s relationships with their businesses so they can savor their success instead of drowning in it.

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!

The next How to CEO program starts at the end of January and we’re currently putting people on the wait list. Go to howtoceojoin.com

© 2020 Kris Plachy

Nov 9, 2020

If you sometimes feel that dealing with difficult employees is like a game of whack-a-mole, you’re in the right place. Here are some basics for how to deal with a difficult employee.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  1. Defining the word “difficult.”
  2. How the Thought Model comes into play.
  3. How to make a T chart that will change the way you think about your difficult employee.
  4. Why you’ll fail if you try to give someone feedback based on a label.

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!

For more information, please visit my website at https://krisplachy.com/

© 2020 Kris Plachy

Nov 2, 2020

Are you looking to hire someone who has amazing experience and a really great resume? Here’s a little advice based on my experience when hiring people from a corporate background.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  1. The differences between entrepreneurs and those working in a corporate culture.
  2. Why you’re more likely to attract candidates who have experience in corporate settings.
  3. How the management role differs in the two culture types.
  4. Important questions to ask during the interview.

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!

For more information, please visit my website at https://krisplachy.com/

© 2020 Kris Plachy

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