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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 24, 2024

When was the last time you had a great idea? Where were you? Who were you with? What were you doing? When women have great ideas, they lead to successes not just in our own lives, but also for the people in our businesses, and they have a positive impact on the world around us.

In this episode of Leadership is Feminine, host Kris Placy invites us to look at examples of when we have created successes for ourselves, how to be able to recreate those amazing ideas, and the role of self-belief in this process.

Kris discusses how, as women, we need to trust, indulge, and allow our ideas to breathe. She urges that we need visionaries now, more than ever before to solve the world's problems. And too often, women aren’t tuned in to their ideas or they don’t want to do the work that it would take in order to actualize their ideas.

This episode serves as a reminder that it is worth investing in your own thinking. It can be easy to get caught up in the day to day actions of your business, but remember to recognize your potential and the power of your ideas.

I think women are going to solve the problems of the world. And we have got to start to believe in our own beliefs. We have got to start to believe in our own ideas and we have to start to believe in our own visions.”

Key Takeaways From This Episode

  1. The pivotal role of ideas: Importance of ideas as a driver of personal growth and business success

  2. Various types of ideation sources and environments and their influence on idea generation

  3. Necessity for self-belief and belief in one's potential: The courage required for visionaries to pursue their ideas despite difficulties

  4. Encouragement for women to devise strategies and systems that support innovation

  5. The positive effect of acknowledging one's accomplishments and giving credit to oneself

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