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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 28, 2021

Entrepreneurs are usually full of hustle. They’re scrappy and all about winning. And that works for a while, but it often leads to burn out and overwhelm. Despite all the winning, they may find that they don’t even love what they do anymore. Truth-be-told, scrappy and hustle isn’t a long term business strategy. Today we’re talking about the importance of “the way” - not just “the win.” So what does the way look like for you?

What you'll learn from this episode:

  1. Entrepreneurs are often so focused on winning, winning, winning.
  2. What the scrappy, hustle mentality looks like.
  3. How many entrepreneurs lose the love for what they do.
  4. What winning looks like for Kris and her team.
  5. Determine what it is that you just “have to do” in your business – then find another way. Be a maverick!

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

Jun 21, 2021

If you’re having a hard time finding good talent, and nobody's coming to the interviews, or those who do come aren't the people you'd hire – listen in folks. Don’t come at this from a place of scarcity. Regroup and rethink the way you hire. This is about making your work environment the one that everybody wants to work for, and I can help you do that.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  1. Vital lesson - you can do anything.
  2. 2020 was the “what if” year.
  3. There are really talented, ethical, honest, good people who want to work. You just have to attract them.
  4. How you hired people 16 months ago probably needs to change.
  5. Do you have an appealing, exciting, interesting, worth it place to work for the people you want to hire?
  6. Be careful about slipping into certain belief systems; then you don't invest in opportunity.
  7. How to be more competitive as an employer? Employee niche, vision and values, job description, compensation - this is all work I do in How to CEO with my clients.

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

Jun 14, 2021

So, you’re thinking about promoting someone in your business. How do you know if it’s really time – if they’re really ready? CEOs need some kind of litmus test to use when they're considering promoting someone. Here’s the test!

What you'll learn from this episode:

  1. You should have a clear job description for this person’s current role - clear goals, and some sort of measurement process that you're following to tell you if this person is performing well in their current job.
  2. Define the new role – a clear job description, the key objectives, and day-to-day responsibilities.
  3. Interview that person against the new job description.
  4. Have them do a project as a test.
  5. The final hurdle - they must have a track record of consistent success.
  6. Pay them based on the role they're going into, not based on what they're making now.
  7. Who you promote speaks volumes about who you are and what you value.

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

Jun 7, 2021

These are the key roles every woman who is leading a business and running a life must have filled. Every female CEO needs these people in order to be supported – not just in her business, but everywhere in her life.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  1. The importance of having someone who tells you the truth about money.
  2. Having a person to help take care of you.
  3. The necessity of a solid team.
  4. You need a coach.
  5. Why you must have a really good organization system.
  6. Having a really good friend is so important.
  7. Why you need a colleague who understands being an entrepreneur.

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

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