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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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Mar 27, 2023

Keeping a schedule may not come naturally to you. But developing the habit of holding specific hours gives you the boundaries and structure you need. Why? Not because you need to work more. But because you need to work less. Stick with me here…

Let’s be real, you don't need more “how to” courses or workbooks or whatever. You need time to sit with yourself, listen to yourself, talk about yourself, and come into the powerful place where you accept the reality that there can be so much more for you. I long to help you, to come alongside you, to hold that space for you. And it starts with setting appropriate office hours and honoring your priorities.

“Do you honor that vision that you had for yourself… that you wanted to be flexible, that you didn’t want to work 40, 50, 80 hours a week. That you weren’t going to create a  job for yourself. Have you created a job that you’re trapped in?... A business that you’re trapped in?” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn

  • Ultimately creating ease
  • You need time, not more to do
  • Office hours boundaries
  • An interesting conundrum
  • Planning and honoring priorities

Contact Info and Recommended Resources

  • Get on my Private Subscriber List! Hear about things no one else does: including opportunities, what’s happening, and much more… There’s even a special preview experience coming up soon. So sign up NOW: krisplachy.com (scroll down slightly and click “JOIN THE LIST”).
  • Hawaii Retreat, June 2023: (open to anyone, you don’t need to be a current client). For info and details, register to join Kris for an Information Meeting and Q&A Session about ALL things Hawaii Retreat – krisplachy.com/hawaiiinfo. The info session will be held Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. PDT.
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  • SAGE WEEKEND - Let us know if you’re interested in the details: krisplachy.com/sageweekend.
  • Access Kris’s Favorite Questions for a Personal Retreat: krisplachy.com/Retreatquestions.
  • 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! 
  • I deeply appreciate your reviews! It really makes a difference. Please leave me a review on your favorite podcast platform:

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Mar 20, 2023

Sometimes you just need to be reassured: You are incredibly important, you are amazing, you are worthwhile. But I know you question from time to time. And you permit things in your life that aren't in your best interest. That's why I’m here to remind you of the truth of your worth. 

As I’ve spoken into the lives of women over many years, I’ve always advocated strongly for them to value themselves more highly and to have agency in their lives. I want to help guide you into a place of vulnerability – not to other people, but within yourself. To explore and work through those spaces in your life where you know you’re working against yourself but don’t know how to stop. If this resonates within, this episode is my love letter to you.

“That little dark corner becomes a corner you use to define who you are in the world. And that is a lie. You are incredible. You are capable.” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn

  • Little dark corner lies
  • You’re not here to be a target
  • True honesty
  • Walking the path of the answer
  • Necessity of going outside yourself

Contact Info and Recommended Resources

  • Get on my Private Subscriber List! Hear about things no one else does: including opportunities, what’s happening, and much more… There’s even a special preview experience coming up soon. So sign up NOW: krisplachy.com (scroll down slightly and click “JOIN THE LIST”).
  • Hawaii Retreat, June 2023: (open to anyone, you don’t need to be a current client). For info and details, register to join Kris for an Information Meeting and Q&A Session about ALL things Hawaii Retreat – krisplachy.com/hawaiiinfo. The info session will be held Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. PDT.
  • Recommended episode that pairs well with this one:
    EPISODE 100: HOW TO LEAD

Connect with Kris Plachy

  • SAGE WEEKEND - Let us know if you’re interested in the details: krisplachy.com/sageweekend.
  • Access Kris’s Favorite Questions for a Personal Retreat: krisplachy.com/Retreatquestions.
  • 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! 
  • I deeply appreciate your reviews! It really makes a difference. Please leave me a review on your favorite podcast platform:

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Mar 13, 2023

Growing in leadership involves asking yourself: Where did I learn those things that aren’t really right? Especially as women. For instance, where did we learn to basically shut off our prefrontal cortex when it comes to making decisions? Particularly when leadership is involved? And where did we ever get the idea that we just need more templates, more how-tos, more quick fixes?

There are so many successful, competent and confident women in leadership who have the capacity to stand in their decisions but they waver. Why? It’s not that they don’t know. They are aware they’re abdicating their authority. And that needs to stop. We all, as female leaders, need to move into conscious competence. We each need to become the woman who knows who she is. Let’s talk about this.

“Templates… will not resolve the emotional distress you have as a leader… The only thing that’s gonna resolve that is you upleveling the way that you think about yourself as the woman who leads your company.” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn

  • Wrong learning 
  • Abdicating authority
  • Moving into conscious competence
  • You don’t need templates
  • Becoming the woman who knows who she is
  • Choosing to not be alone

Contact Info and Recommended Resources

Recommended episode that pairs well with this one:

Season 6 Episode 13: Entrepreneurial Boredom

Connect with Kris Plachy

  • SAGE WEEKEND - Let us know if you’re interested in the details: krisplachy.com/sageweekend.
  • Access Kris’s Favorite Questions for a Personal Retreat: krisplachy.com/Retreatquestions.
  • 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! 
  • I deeply appreciate your reviews! It really makes a difference. Please leave me a review on your favorite podcast platform:

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Mar 6, 2023

Feeling bored, unmotivated, even lazy in building our businesses is normal. We hit inflection points in which we need to make and implement decisions that will change the course of our business – and often ourselves. Some things may need only slightly tweaking, some need almost completely retooled, and some need to be retired altogether. This is the inevitable evolution of business.

When you find yourself at such an inflection point, it may also hit you that you’ve become a bit of a lone wolf during the building of your business. Things are going well, and you're successful, but the team you’ve built does most of the work now. And you, as the business owner, find yourself at loose ends… experiencing entrepreneurial boredom. You feel trapped and tied down to your business, where once you felt invigorated and free. So you wonder, is it time to change what I’m personally doing? Yes. Let’s talk about it.

“But these inflections, these moments where you feel incredibly dis-eased, very uncomfortable, in your own business, this is what we’ve got to pay attention to… Let’s figure out what’s going on here for you. ‘Cause you’re spinnin’.” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn

  • Onset of entrepreneurial boredom
  • Inflection point emotions
  • Unconsciously or Consciously and Incompetent or Competent
  • Willing to go there – holding space
  • Time for sage, CEO

Contact Info and Recommended Resources

  • SAGE WEEKEND - Let us know if you’re interested in the details: krisplachy.com/sageweekend.
  • LEAD LIKE A WOMAN: LIVE, IN-PERSON EVENT – Are you ready to really step up as a leader, step into your own voice and feel amazing, confident and competent? Join Kris and her team May 9th, 10th and 11th, 2023 in El Dorado Hills, CA. Get all the details at krisplachy.com/lead.

Recommended episode that pairs well with this one:

Season 6 Episode 11: LIVE PODCAST: How To CEO Your Business When It’s Time For Massive Change

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