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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 31, 2021

In today’s interview, Kris talks with Dr. Shanita Williams, a TEDx Speaker, HR Leader and author of the newly released book, Feedback Mentality: The key to unlocking and unleashing your potential. Shanita specializes in helping people S.I.F.T. through the feedback that causes anxiety or stress and gives ideas for taking action in a healthy way.

TEDx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRnsF_L9atU

Feedback Mentality Book: https://www.amazon.com/Feedback-Mentality-unlocking-unleashing-potential-ebook/dp/B08KJTGH3V

Website: www.feedbackmentality.com

Instagram: Feedback_Mentality

What you'll learn from this episode:

  1. How her book, Feedback Mentality, was born.
  2. How someone can get conscious enough to really develop that feedback mentality.
  3. “It’s the person giving the feedback that has to change the way they give it so I can hear it.” Why that’s a myth.
  4. What it means to get clear about your own personal triggers.
  5. Things to remember when delivering feedback.
  6. Throwing stones versus stepping stones.

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!

Find out more about the How to CEO Program here. https://krisplachycoaching.mykajabi.com/about-how-to-ceo

© 2021 Kris Plachy

May 24, 2021

You know that person. The one who is jealous and full of envy and has to go out of her way to minimize anyone she believes is better than her or has more than her. She’s usually insulting, rude, dismissive, and mocking. She wants you to tone down your leadership and your role. She wants you to play small and dim your light.

That is the very thing we're trying to get away from as women. We have to be willing to honor the light of every woman we meet. And we have to be willing to honor it in ourselves. Don’t back down. Don’t apologize. Don’t minimize yourself and slow down, get quiet, be soft, dim your light. Don’t!

What you'll learn from this episode:

  1. How the ladies interact with one another in the How to CEO program.
  2. Kris’s daughter’s experience.
  3. Why leadership is feminine.
  4. Step back and look at how you treat the women who work for you.

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!

Find out more about the How to CEO Program here. https://krisplachycoaching.mykajabi.com/about-how-to-ceo

© 2021 Kris Plachy

May 17, 2021

So what is your “tax season”? Is it April 15th? Maybe it’s Christmas or Mother’s Day. But what about pre-season or post-season? The reason this is a problem, whatever your "season" is, is because you don't have the team to support you.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  1. I'm not trying to minimize the level of work that people have. But we all have a tax season.
  2. The importance of having a team that supports you.
  3. Why you must get rid of the mind drama that says you can't leave because it won't be done without you.
  4. The florist and taking time off.
  5. Why it’s awful to become an entrepreneur in order to create a lifestyle for yourself, and then to chain yourself to your business and miss out or use it as an excuse.
  6. Failure is a part of it all, and your team is going to fail whether you're sitting at your desk or whether you're in Tahiti. Let’s go to Tahiti!
  7. When it’s time to hire more people.

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!

Find out more about the How to CEO Program here.

© 2021 Kris Plachy

May 10, 2021

I cannot believe how lucky I am to work with such amazing women leaders every. single. day. I had a Q & A call with a few of my current and former How to CEO clients and, I won't lie to you, it was FIRE. We discussed their motivations for joining the program, what it was like as they went through the course, and what they took away from it. I can't wait for you to listen!

What you'll learn from this episode:

  1. Erika owns a commercialization company that helps pharmaceutical companies launch their brands.
  2. Zahnia – CEO of Affinity Residential Care and Affinity Care MN.
  3. Rebecca – real estate developer.
  4. What has been the most potent, powerful, meaningful moment of learning that you didn’t expect?
  5. Why invest in this kind of work?

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!

Find out more about the How to CEO Program here. https://krisplachycoaching.mykajabi.com/how2ceo-bring-it

© 2021 Kris Plachy

May 3, 2021

Has your shining team member turned into a shiny team member? The terms are pretty similar, but the motivation of each is quite different. The ugly truth is that they can’t be rehabilitated. So, let’s talk about what to do when those high-performing types become business-destroying, gobbling-up creatures.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  1. A shining team member is someone who is luminous and illuminates the entire team. When they shine, everybody else shines.
  2. A shiny team member is busy focusing on their own light. Their light doesn’t extend out to others. It actually does the opposite.
  3. A high-performing, business-destroying monster believes that they are untouchable. They are arrogant, demanding, entitled, privileged, noisy, and even in some cases, threatening.
  4. You feel that losing them in your business would be so catastrophic that you can't see past it.
  5. Here's how to handle the high-performing, business-destroying monster.

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!

Find out more about the How to CEO Program here. https://krisplachycoaching.mykajabi.com/how2ceo-bring-it

© 2021 Kris Plachy

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