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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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Jan 29, 2024

In this episode of Leadership is Feminine, Kris Plachy dives into the concept of why good leaders say no. She presents her perspective on how saying no is a crucial skill for leaders, delving into the reasons why people often struggle with it. Kris unpacks the dynamics of people-pleasing and the underlying motivations behind saying yes when really meaning no.

Throughout the episode, Kris explores the impact of leaders' ability to say no on team dynamics and organizational culture. She also shares personal anecdotes from personal and professional experiences, discussing the effects of both positively and negatively delivered no responses from leaders.

The episode encourages listeners to reflect on their own ability to say no and its impact on their well-being and leadership effectiveness. So, think about it – do great bosses say no? Let's dive into the power of setting boundaries and being true to our authentic selves as leaders.

Whatever the reason that you're saying yes instead of no, we're going to get to the bottom of it. And we have to remind ourselves that no is a superpower and good bosses say no.”

Key Takeaways From This Episode

  1. Saying ‘Yes’ When You Really Mean ‘No’: Looking at the reason we are people pleasers and what saying ‘yes’ keeps us from

  2. Role of Emotional Maturity in Leadership: The importance of being honest and transparent in relationships and communication

  3. Creating a Culture of Accountability and Clarity: Setting clear expectations and boundaries for team members allows them to thrive

  4. Delivering Honest No's: Differentiating between mean, emotionally immature no's and deliberate, thoughtful no's

  5. The Personal and Professional Impact of Saying No: Recognizing the empowerment and authenticity, in all areas of life, that come from skillfully saying no

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Jan 22, 2024

In this episode of Leadership is Feminine, host Kris Plachy shares her insights on the unique challenges faced by female business owners whose companies have reached the three to five million dollar revenue mark and beyond. Drawing on her experience working with million-dollar female business owners, Kris discusses the complexities of team design and the vital role of leadership in scaling a business.

Kris emphasizes the need for business owners to delegate and build a strong team to support the growth of the company. She talks about the signs of founder burnout and the importance of identifying vital tasks that only the founder should handle, while delegating other responsibilities. Kris provides a thought-provoking assignment for the listeners to help them identify their vital signs and understand the critical elements necessary for the success of their businesses.

While addressing the challenges faced by business owners, Kris also offers a glimpse into her upcoming program, the "1 Hour Leader," designed exclusively for million-dollar business owners who are seeking guidance in team design and leadership. The program is aimed at empowering female entrepreneurs to build successful leadership models that can thrive even when unforeseen challenges arise in their business.

The episode encompasses the essence of Kris's expertise in female leadership and provides actionable insights for women navigating the challenges of scaling their businesses.

If we're going to bring people to the organization that supports the growth of the organization, then we have to get really clear about first: what are you doing that we need to get you out of? Because that reveals who we need to start looking for and attracting.

Key Takeaways From This Episode

  1. Challenges Faced by Leaders of $3 Million and Up Businesses: Managing decision fatigue and feeling overwhelmed by the responsibility of making all primary decisions

  2. Being Dependent on Key Team Members: Feeling too invested or connected by their knowledge and contributions

  3. Building Infrastructure for a Thriving Business: Choosing team members who are aligned with the vision of the business and the leader's identity and ensuring that the business can operate without depending on the primary leader

  4. Identifying Vital Roles and Responsibilities within the Business: Identifying and evaluating the vital tasks that only the leader can perform and where delegation can be implemented

  5. Defining the vital signs of the business: Looking at what is truly necessary for the business to succeed

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ONE HOUR LEADER Transform your current team into the million dollar self-directed team you wish you had in as little as one hour per week.

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Jan 15, 2024

In this episode of Leadership is Feminine, Kris Plachy dives into the power of intentionality in achieving our goals and becoming effective leaders. She emphasizes the importance of being intentional about our actions and decisions, especially when it comes to leadership and building successful teams.

Kris discusses how many entrepreneurs excel at learning new skills and strategies to grow their businesses but often struggle when it comes to applying these same strategies for leading their teams. She encourages listeners to reassess their priorities and focus on the core reasons behind their goals, rather than simply making a list of tasks to complete.

Throughout the episode, Kris shares personal insights into her new year’s goals, particularly in prioritizing self-care, and how she is enacting short sprints in order to achieve her desired outcomes. And that by focusing on just a few small tasks, it not only simplifies goal-setting, but also increases productivity and energy, enabling individuals to focus on other important areas of their lives.

You can't create an intentional future by continuing to take unintentional action. And it’s not enough to say you want something. We have to design the framework that gets you what you want.

Key Takeaways From This Episode

  1. Importance of Intentionality: The power of setting intentions, especially during the start of the year
  2. What It Means to Create Intentional Action: Being intentional requires confronting truths, making commitments, and taking steps
  3. Avoid “Winging It” in Leadership: Intentional leadership is crucial for the success of a business, much like the intentional learning and efforts put into other business aspects
  4. Overcommitting to Goals: Focusing on a few key areas at a time can be more effective than setting too many resolutions, and trying to do them all at the same time
  5. Goals Are Achieved Through Frameworks: Go beyond surface-level intentions, and set yourself up for success by creating a systematic approach for achieving desired outcomes
  6. Shifting Away From Willpower: Reaching goals is not merely about willpower, but about maintaining intentional actions that align with the desired destination

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Jan 8, 2024

In this episode of Leadership is Feminine, Kris Plachy introduces the concept of the One Hour Leader, a new offering designed specifically for female founders running million-dollar businesses. She dives deep into the challenges faced by female entrepreneurs as they transition from hitting seven-figure thresholds and the necessity to evolve and lead their teams differently. 

Kris encourages women to invest time and effort to address the people issues in their businesses and create a high-functioning work environment. She also emphasizes the need for a framework that allows for effective and efficient leadership without being consumed by the day-to-day people management struggles. Throughout the episode, Kris expresses a strong commitment to simplifying the leadership journey for female founders, highlighting the need for clarity, decisiveness, and building an aligned team that supports the vision of the business. 

Kris provides an in-depth overview of the One Hour Leader program, discussing its structure and the goals it aims to achieve. She delves into the importance of building a self-directed team that can deliver on the million-dollar dream, outlining the linear framework that she believes is essential for success. 

Leading people, creating a team, designing the team that will help you achieve the revenue goals that you have, or the vision goal that you have, or the reach goal that you have, or the time off goals that you have for yourself, that's easy for me. So let me make that easy for you.

Key Takeaways from this Episode:

  1. Introduction to One Hour Leader: Introduces the One Hour Leader, the aim of the program, and who it’s for.
  2. Simplifying Leadership: Simplifying leadership challenges faced for female founders and entrepreneurs, especially as they shift into the next level of their business
  3. Tailoring Leadership for Women: Discussion of the needs of women in leadership as their businesses grow
  4. Decision-Making Focus: Addressing the need for founders to make the most of their time and make actual change in their business
  5. Building a Self-Directed Team: The importance of handling performance issues, mistakes, and team dynamics
  6. The Cost of People Problems: Resolving people-related challenges in areas such as performance, lateness, life drama, resignations, and hiring difficulties.

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  • ONE HOUR LEADER Transform your current team into the self-directed team you wish you had in as little as one hour per week.
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Jan 1, 2024

In this New Year episode of Leadership is Feminine, Kris Plachy takes us on a journey of self-reflection and goal setting. With the turn of the year, Kris encourages listeners to treat this podcast as their own mini retreat, prompting them to reflect on the past year and set intentions for the year ahead.

Kris emphasizes the importance of journaling and introspection, guiding listeners through a series of thought-provoking questions to help them evaluate their experiences from the past year and envision their aspirations for the coming year. She invites her audience to consider who they've become in the previous year and how this growth influences the individual they aim to be in the new year.

The episode delves into the concept of "game film review," likening life to a series of moments and decisions that require analysis and introspection without personal judgment—more of an examination and learning experience. Kris shares her perspective on setting short-term goals or "sprints," as a strategy for increased focus and achievement. She also shares her process of setting goals and how she plans to empower female leaders in order to help them reach their goals.

I think that we need to remember that a year is not a series of perfectly achieved goals. The year is really just a series of moments, and minutes. Every minute, every moment, we have a new opportunity to choose again. And so rather than doing this the way that everybody else does it, which is, ‘These are my big things I'm going to achieve in 2024’, I want you to really think more about ‘Who am I becoming? Who, when I get to the end of the year, do I want to meet in myself?’

Key Takeaways from this Episode:

  1. New Year's Reflection: Encourages listeners to reflect on the past year and set intentions for the coming year, and emphasizes the value of a fresh start

  2. Review of 2023: Listeners are encouraged to review the past year and objectively analyze actions, decisions, setbacks, and achievements- focusing on growth rather than personal judgment.

  3. Intention Setting for 2024: A series of questions to help listeners set intentions for the new year. These questions cover thoughts and feelings about 2024, desired relationships, self-investment, personal and business growth

  4. Sprints for Goal Setting: Understanding the value of using short-term sprints in goal-setting in order to focus on what is achievable, and learn how to check-in and stay consistent

  5. Eliminating "Hangover Wants": Ensuring that listener’s goals and desires align with their current selves, and that they aren’t outdated aspirations that no longer resonate.

  6. Future Self Reflection: Connect with their future selves in order to guide present actions toward the envisioned future.

Contact Info and Recommended Resources

Connect with Kris Plachy

ONE HOUR LEADER Transform your current team into the self-directed team you wish you had in as little as one hour per week.

Work with Kris and Her Team:

Email: hello@krisplachy.com 

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