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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 29, 2022

There’s a current phenomenon called “quiet quitting”. As business owners, we need to be aware of trends like this because they can potentially affect us. In particular, this approach to life is being promoted by Gen Zs but anyone could jump onboard with it. 

So what exactly is “quiet quitting” and how can small businesses prepare for its possible impact? In this episode, I explore generational differences, the quiet quitting movement, post-pandemic mental health, clear expectations, having regard for others, and more. How does this all tie together and what might it mean for you and your growing business, lovely CEO? Let’s talk about it.

“We do have the least prepared workforce… I do not say that to be disparaging. I say that because that is true... There is more responsibility now than ever on employers to help people learn what it means to work. And also to work with balance.” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn 

  • Generational differences
  • The quiet quitting movement
  • Post-pandemic mental health
  • Honesty, clear expectations, and quality communication
  • Find balance and lead well because we need each other

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Connect with Kris Plachy

Want to be coached live by Kris for an upcoming episode? Send an email to hello@krisplachy.com and we’ll send you a questionnaire to fill out.  Chosen listeners get a free coaching session with Kris and are kept anonymous. 

Reminders: 

  • Work with Kris! How to CEO
  • Get FREE help for managing stress:  krisplachy.com/overwhelmed.
  • Join Kris’ email list for valuable content by heading over to krisplachy.com and dropping your name in the signup box!
  • Get How to CEO DIGITAL! This course is available for all entrepreneurs looking to increase their business mastery. Access includes weekly Q&A calls for additional help

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Aug 22, 2022

If you’re juggling the questions of “When should I hire?” or “Who should I hire?” – let me help guide you. The answers to those questions are completely tied to the answer to a question that should come first. That is, “What phase of growth is your business in?”   

This episode idea sprouted from help I’ve been giving to many regarding hiring and two recent Live Coaching with Kris episodes. As we navigate what I call the “Messy Middle” in building an entrepreneurial business, we need help but getting the right kind of help, at the right time, is absolutely crucial. If you hire the incorrect people during the a phase, you can actually lose touch and control of your own business. Please don’t let that happen. Let’s talk about who to hire in the messy middle of your entrepreneur journey.

“Learn how to manage. Anybody could work for you then. It’s fine. If you learn how to manage. But otherwise, you set yourself up where you don’t have control of so much of your business.” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn 

  • Phases and stages of business
  • Correct help in the Messy Middle
  • Correct help in the Established Phase
  • The quagmire of improper outsourcing
  • Hiring right at the right phase

Contact Info and Recommended Resources

Recommended previous episodes regarding hiring:

Connect with Kris Plachy

Want to be coached live by Kris for an upcoming episode? Send an email to hello@krisplachy.com and we’ll send you a questionnaire to fill out.  Chosen listeners get a free coaching session with Kris and are kept anonymous. 

Reminders: 

  • Get FREE help for managing stress:  krisplachy.com/overwhelmed.
  • Join Kris’ email list for valuable content by heading over to krisplachy.com and dropping your name in the signup box!
  • Get How to CEO DIGITAL! This course is available for all entrepreneurs looking to increase their business mastery. Access includes weekly Q&A calls for additional help.

CEO Immersion (aka  How to CEO LIVE!)

Five full days of complete immersion during which you’ll be coached and advised, and you’ll develop every team system you need to have in place to build an amazing team. You, and your person that helps you with all this (your Ops person), will leave with everything in hand, built, documented, ALL ready to implement. It will be a week of not just learning about how to do things but having everything developed so you can implement immediately.

The week is scheduled for late August, in Scottsdale, AZ. You must be at 7 figures to join because the complexity of your team is important for this exercise.

Get in on the CEO LIVE Immersion:  CEOImmersion.com

Aug 15, 2022

As your business grows, you’re going to need help. You can’t build your queendom all alone. But what position should you hire first for your growing business? Should you hire someone to match your work and share the load? Should you hire an assistant to perform numerous tasks? Should you hire someone to complete just specific projects? Is there a way to know what the best choice is?

For this episode of Live Coaching with Kris, I tackle this inevitable growth question. My guest listener has grown her business to the point where she needs help but isn’t sure which position to fill first. She feels she doesn’t have enough revenue to hire more than one person but desperately needs help in more than one area. Together, we discuss the pros and cons of each type of hire, discuss the process of narrowing down hiring options, and ultimately, look at potential solutions in a whole different light.   

“It does pay off… You’ve got to think about this as an investment… And you might have to kiss a few frogs. That’s part of the deal too. Just keep going.” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn 

  • Drafting detailed descriptions
  • Calculating the cost of not hiring
  • Pinpointing what you could give up
  • Making offers
  • Leveraging hires
  • Kissing a few frogs
  • Moving from solopreneur to CEO
  • Avoiding certain options

Contact Info and Recommended Resources

Get FREE help for managing stress:  krisplachy.com/overwhelmed.

Connect with Kris Plachy

Want to be coached live by Kris for an upcoming episode? Send an email to hello@krisplachy.com and we’ll send you a questionnaire to fill out.  Chosen listeners get a free coaching session with Kris and are kept anonymous. 

Reminders: 

  • Join Kris’ email list for valuable content by heading over to krisplachy.com and dropping your name in the signup box!
  • Get How to CEO DIGITAL! This course is available for all entrepreneurs looking to increase their business mastery. Access includes weekly Q&A calls for additional help.
CEO Immersion (aka  How to CEO LIVE!)

Five full days of complete immersion during which you’ll be coached and advised, and you’ll develop every team system you need to have in place to build an amazing team. You, and your person that helps you with all this (your Ops person), will leave with everything in hand, built, documented, ALL ready to implement. It will be a week of not just learning about how to do things but having everything developed so you can implement immediately.

The week is scheduled for late August, in Scottsdale, AZ. You must be at 7 figures to join because the complexity of your team is important for this exercise.

Get in on the CEO LIVE Immersion:  CEOImmersion.com

Aug 8, 2022

“You should do this.” “You should do that!” “Hey, have you considered…” When you’re building a business, so many voices and ideas constantly come at you. You can become lost in all the possibilities and your business becomes your life. Maybe it’s time to build your businesses a little differently… Especially if you realize you’ve built your life around your business, rather than your business around your life. 

But what if you intentionally built your business to nurture the life you want? How would you go about it? To begin, you need to quiet the noise all around you, to anchor to internal wisdom, and then act from there. Let’s talk about what it might look like to build a business that supports your life. 

“We get so immersed in the business that we end up building a life around the business. We’ve accommodated the business by compromising our lives.” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn 

  • Noise of life
  • Internal anchors
  • Growth from the reaction phase
  • Choose the life you want
  • Ask the questions, make the changes

Contact Info and Recommended Resources

Get FREE help for managing stress:  krisplachy.com/overwhelmed.

Connect with Kris Plachy

Reminders: 

  • Join Kris’ email list for valuable content by heading over to krisplachy.com and dropping your name in the signup box!
  • Get How to CEO DIGITAL! This course is available for all entrepreneurs looking to increase their business mastery. Access includes weekly Q&A calls for additional help.

CEO Immersion (aka  How to CEO LIVE!)

Five full days of complete immersion during which you’ll be coached and advised, and you’ll develop every team system you need to have in place to build an amazing team. You, and your person that helps you with all this (your Ops person), will leave with everything in hand, built, documented, ALL ready to implement. It will be a week of not just learning about how to do things but having everything developed so you can implement immediately.

The week is scheduled for late August, in Scottsdale, AZ. You must be at 7 figures to join because the complexity of your team is important for this exercise.

Aug 1, 2022

The cost of doing business seems to be rising by the day. Inflation is hitting small businesses pretty hard. The current economy and labor market are so different than even just a couple years ago. And when you’ve got a team, wages, in particular, are a big consideration in your budget.

Because of these unique changes, I hope to help you have a bit of a brain shift in this episode. As leaders, we have Two Buckets to recognize: Beliefs and thoughts (including the opinions of others) versus Facts. The impact of all the information constantly coming at us can make opinions appear as facts. This can dramatically affect how we look at, and what we feel about, everything going on in our businesses. It can especially affect our opinion about hiring and paying wages. So let me give you a bit of tough love and let’s talk about all this.

“Or you just decide, ‘You know what? I signed up to be a business owner. The economy’s a little wackadoodle right now. I’m gonna figure out my plan. And I’m gonna execute the hell out of it’.” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn

  • The Two Buckets: Facts versus Thoughts

  • Perpetuating facts

  • Practical decisions without drama

  • Wages and your philosophy

  • Helpful adjustments

Contact Info and Recommended Resources

Get FREE help for managing stress: krisplachy.com/overwhelmed.

Connect with Kris Plachy

Reminders:

  • Join Kris’ email list for valuable content by heading over to krisplachy.com and dropping your name in the signup box!

  • Get How to CEO DIGITAL! This course is available for all entrepreneurs looking to increase their business mastery. Access includes weekly Q&A calls for additional help.

CEO Immersion (aka How to CEO LIVE!)

Five full days of complete immersion during which you’ll be coached and advised, and you’ll develop every team system you need to have in place to build an amazing team. You, and your person that helps you with all this (your Ops person), will leave with everything in hand, built, documented, ALL ready to implement. It will be a week of not just learning about how to do things but having everything developed so you can implement immediately.

The week is scheduled for late August, in Scottsdale, AZ. You must be at 7 figures to join because the complexity of your team is important for this exercise.

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