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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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Jan 24, 2021

There is magic in being an entrepreneur. Having an idea that you create and build is magical. As your business grows, don’t lose that magic just because it gets a little harder. You were touched to do this for a reason, so here are some suggestions for keeping that magic alive while doing what it is that you were called to do.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  1. How to recognize and keep the magic of what you do.
  2. How to express who you are and hold your boundaries.
  3. Why you shouldn’t give up on your magic just because it’s hard to tell someone they didn’t meet your expectations.
  4. The challenges are temporary, and the magic is still there.

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We're having a virtual retreat for empathic CEOs on a Saturday at end of February. It will be a 3-hour live event. Sign up for interest/invites at theempathicCEO.com.

© 2021 Kris Plachy

Jan 18, 2021

Managing human emotions is often labelled as a “soft skill” for leaders, but in reality, it is anything but. Today we will talk about how feeling other people’s feelings can interfere with what you need to get done as a leader, and we’ll discuss some things you can do to develop those skills.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  1. How to know if you are an empath.
  2. How to manage your emotions and not be triggered all day.
  3. How to develop boundaries, structures, or processes to negotiate those emotionally charged moments.

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© 2021 Kris Plachy

Jan 11, 2021

Circumstances have very little to do with your results - it’s how you think about them and respond. It is easy to lose sight of what you’re trying to do, so asking yourself and your team what your end goal is helps keep you focused and allows your business to continue growing.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  1. How to see results even under tough circumstances
  2. An important question to ask yourself to create laser focus
  3. Preview of the How-To-CEO Program

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© 2021 Kris Plachy

Jan 4, 2021

In today’s interview, Kris talks with Natalie Bacon, a life coach helping women live more purposefully and passionately. Natalie shares her story and the lessons about money and team structure she has learned as her company grows.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  1. Natalie’s strategies for handling money
  2. The importance of company structure and organization
  3. How to view your role as a CEO
  4. Setting goals and aligning with your values

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. Go to howtoceojoin.com to register!

© 2020 Kris Plachy

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