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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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Dec 26, 2022

I do not believe that the strongest, loudest or most commanding are necessarily leaders. While there are some with great ideas or charisma, those qualities don’t automatically equate with leadership. And in many cases, there are people who are influential, even powerful, but their motivations for leading aren’t pure. What, then, is a true leader?

First and foremost, I believe women are born leaders. The idea that only men are true leaders is false. Secondly, and just as importantly, I believe it all boils down to leadership mindset. We must be willing to work hardest on ourselves. Dig deep into our own minds and deal with what we find there. Let’s talk about it, love.

“The leader has to understand the wake she leaves behind.” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn 

  • When you raise your hand
  • Power to disrupt and build up
  • Mindset, not position
  • Time for new
  • Discomfort is not a stop sign
  • You must understand yourself
  • Tend the asset

Contact Info and Recommended Resources

My How to CEO program begins February 16, 2023 – The updated version of How to CEO includes the opportunity for management training for anyone on your team, while you go through the program.

The CEO Boutique: Digital Clinics offered by Kris Plachy: Essential Practices for Women Who Lead. Shop what’s available, including Kickstart Team Ops, Team Audits, Dealing with Difficult People and much more! 


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Dec 19, 2022

This week I’m featuring my friend Tanya Dalton on the Leadership is Feminine Podcast and I’m so excited!

You see, Tanya is the yin to my yang.

She helps my crazy visionary brain settle down and find the simplicity of what I want to create.

She’s able to do this so well, because she totally gets it. She is, after all, a very successful CEO of several companies she created and then sold!

So when Tanya decided to conduct a four week strategic planning circle this past November, I immediately registered. And of course it was brilliant, because she is brilliant! I was able to sort through my ideas and come up with some amazing plans for 2023. But not only did I come up with the plans, but I also put them on the calendar and really thought through all of the needs I have when it comes to achieving these big goals.

Well, Tanya and I just discussed that she’s going to do it again and she’s going to host the Strategic Planning Circle in January. I decided that I wanted to be able to provide access to this course to all of my clients.

So, she has agreed to provide all of my current clients a $500 discount, taking what is normally $2500 to $2000. The amount of value that she provides in these four weeks for $2000 is amazing. Tonya is such an accomplished wizard when it comes to productivity and efficiency, I feel like she’s practically giving this away for free.

So, if you’re a current client, we will be sending you a private link to use to register for Tanya’s course. (Please watch your email for that link.) If you are not a current client, and you become a current client before December 23, 2022, we will also send you the link to register for her amazing event. 

In the meantime, you can learn everything you want to learn about this awesome experience by going to tanyadalton.com/2023. On that page Tanya will explain to you what’s included in this program and all of the deliverables you can expect. 

I also invite you to tune in to the podcast this week to learn even more and to experience what Tonya’s philosophy is and what it would be like to work with her. I know you won’t be disappointed! 

“By not planning, you are giving away your power.” – Tanya Dalton

What You’ll Learn

  • Who’s driving the bus?
  • Creativity through planning
  • Giving away your power
  • The Decision Making Machine
  • Flexibility through vision
  • Up and out
  • Business around life
  • Kris’s gift

Contact Info and Recommended Resources

Connect with Tanya Dalton

Tanya Dalton is a best-selling author, speaker, and nationally recognized expert on purposeful productivity. She helps women step into intentional leadership in their professional and personal lives. 

In addition to having her first book, The Joy of Missing Out, being named one of the Top 10 Business Books of the year by Fortune Magazine, Tanya’s podcast, The Intentional Advantage has received millions of downloads from listeners around the world. She is also a featured expert on several networks including NBC and Fox and is a VIP contributor for Entrepreneur.com. 

Tanya has been featured in some of the world’s leading publications including Forbes, Inc, Fast Company, and Real Simple. She has been awarded the elite Enterprising Women Award and has been named the Female Entrepreneur to Watch for the state of North Carolina.

Tanya is also the founder of inkWELL Press Productivity Co., a multi-million dollar company providing tools that work as a catalyst in helping women do less while achieving maximum success. 

Her highly anticipated second book, On Purpose: The Busy Woman’s Guide to an Extraordinary Life of Meaning and Success, launched last fall through HarperCollins Publishing.

Kris’s Gift: If you're a current client of Kris’s, you'll be receiving a $500 discount via email from Kris for Tanya’s 2023 Strategic Planning Circle!

Connect with Kris Plachy

The CEO Boutique: Digital Clinics offered by Kris Plachy: Essential Practices for Women Who Lead. Shop what’s available, including Kickstart Team Ops, Team Audits, Dealing with Difficult People and much more! 

My How to CEO program begins February 16, 2023 – but if you get on the REGISTERED NOW, you’ll get some amazing early registration offers. The updated version of How to CEO includes the opportunity for management training for anyone on your team, while you go through the program. PLUS early registration includes work you can do right now, even before the program begins, AND you’ll lock in the lower 2022 price for yourself! So don’t delay! Get registered by December 23, 2022.

Dec 12, 2022

Operations managers (or similar) often go into the work field and do great work for a CEO with training in things like operations, business management, and similar. And yet, they lack training in how to lead, how to manage people, and how to make decisions in challenging situations. As CEOs, it’s easy to overlook this integral component. What we think our management team ought to handle might be too narrowly focused or we might think they should intuitively know and effortlessly execute these parts of their job. But they don’t. 

That's why in this episode, I explore why CEOs should train up their management team. Bottom line, you can’t do it all. Nor should you. That makes it critical to the building of your business. Without a management team who can lead effectively, your business growth will eventually stall. The solution is to invest in quality leadership training for your top people. It’s an investment both in your business and in yourself.

“It doesn’t do any good for you to have all this great leadership management and insight and practices and tools if you then don’t have a right-hand who can do the same. Because the goal… is to get to the point where you’re really not necessary in the business.” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn

  • The ecosystem
  • Necessity of same training
  • How you’ll grow faster
  • What if they don’t stay?
  • How we help you know
  • Manager’s point of view

Contact Info and Recommended Resources

The CEO Boutique: Digital Clinics offered by Kris Plachy: Essential Practices for Women Who Lead. Shop what’s available, including Kickstart Team Ops, Team Audits, Dealing with Difficult People and much more! 

My How to CEO program begins February 16, 2023 – but if you get on the WAITLIST NOW, you’ll get some amazing early registration offers. The updated version of How to CEO includes the opportunity for management training for anyone on your team, while you go through the program. PLUS early registration includes work you can do right now, even before the program begins, AND you’ll lock in the lower 2022 price for yourself! So don’t delay! Get registered before prices increase in January.

Connect with Kris Plachy

Dec 5, 2022

Straightforward advice on what to do to manage people is invaluable, especially since typical management discussions center around how hard it can be. But there actually are some ways to make managing people easier. The trick is to not over-complicate issues. And the trick to not over-complicating issues is to recognize the ways in which you might be doing just that.

In this episode, I share the four reasons managing people is actually easy and simple. I hope as you listen, you gain some practical insights and even learn a bit about yourself, including some thought patterns that aren’t helping. I hope this advice, added to a few intentional tweaks to your approach, will guide you into alleviating your management problems. Now let’s talk managing made simple. 

“You have all these truths that you believe about the world that you’ve never really checked. And those truths, while they feel so important to you, they’re not real... They’re your thoughts. They’re not the truth.” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn

  • Why we avoid hard things
  • Management as math
  • #1: Control isn’t your job
  • #2: Your emotional agency
  • #3: It’s an invitation
  • #4: Invitation progress follow up

Contact Info and Recommended Resources

My How to CEO program begins in February – but if you get on the WAITLIST NOW, you’ll get some amazing early registration offers. The updated version of How to CEO includes the opportunity for management training for anyone on your team, while you go through the program. PLUS early registration includes work you can do right now, even before the program begins, AND you’ll lock in the lower 2022 price for yourself! So don’t delay! Get registered before prices increase in January.

Interested in Sage CEO? Schedule an exploratory call with Kris at krisplachy.com/sageinfo.

Connect with Kris Plachy

Website: How to CEO

Email: hello@krisplachy.com

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