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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 29, 2020

In today’s interview, Kris talks with Dr. Camille Broussard Wise, a scholar-practitioner of leadership, management, and advancing diversity and equity. A passionate social justice advocate, she holds a safe space for inquiry and growth while also equipping leader-learners with tools to facilitate their own growth and accountability.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  1. The distinction between racism as a system and being a racist.
  2. The importance of educating yourself.
  3. De-center yourself and your feelings.
  4. Having empathy for someone else’s perspective.

Conscious Inclusion for Female Entrepreneurs Course http://www.inclusiveentrepreneur.com/

My Q2 Pivot program https://krisplachycoaching.mykajabi.com/q2pivot

For the Founder’s Lab and to check out my other programs:  https://krisplachy.com/join

© 2020 Kris Plachy

Jun 22, 2020

When you have one employee who’s bringing your company’s performance down, the impact on the team is very noticeable. Here’s why that one person is standing between you and total magic.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  1. Once you remove the negative energy from your business and brain you create all kinds of space for something new.
  2. If that person hasn’t grown with the business, they’re almost like a memory of who you were when you started, and that’s not who you are today. It keeps you stuck energetically.
  3. When you let that person go and create room in your business, then you can get intentional about what you want to create and the results you want to achieve.
  4. You have to learn the processes to follow, the words to say, the conversations to have in order to foster the change necessary to get you where you need to be.

Conscious Inclusion for Female Entrepreneurs Course

My Q2 Pivot program

The Founder’s Lab

To check out my other programs visit krisplachy.com/join

© 2020 Kris Plachy

Jun 15, 2020

The only way to learn things you don’t know, and to gain an understanding of them, is to be willing to tolerate and sit with discomfort. It doesn’t mean you have to agree. It means you have the opportunity to listen, to stretch and to grow.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. Why it’s so important to get out of the echo chamber.
  2. Pay attention to how you feel. If someone introduces you to something and you feel repulsed, indignant, angry, resentful – pay attention.
  3. Find new teachers, thought leaders and discussion groups.

My Q2 Pivot program https://krisplachycoaching.mykajabi.com/q2pivot

The Founder’s Lab https://krisplachy.com/join

To check out my other programs visit https://krisplachy.com/join

© 2020 Kris Plachy

Jun 8, 2020

Who do you want to be as a leader? When your presence is unfelt, someone else’s will be, and they will control the message and direction of your business. You have a voice whether you’re aware of it or not. So my recommendation is - let’s be aware of it.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. Why having a clear sense of direction for your company and what you want to achieve is essential.
  2. The heart of the voice is that it has a line to it. It creates clarity.
  3. You must be willing to have the consequences and the benefits of that voice.
  4. When your presence is unfelt, someone else’s will be.
  5. If someone doesn’t want to align to your voice and your vision for your business, let them go.
  6. My thoughts for myself as it relates to my voice.

My Q2 Pivot program

The Founder’s Lab

My program Leading Through Crazy Times

To check out my other programs visit krisplachy.com/join

© 2020 Kris Plachy

Jun 1, 2020

High-performing leaders with high-performing teams are able to replicate that over and over again. That’s not luck; that’s a system, and here are the elements of that system for building high-performing teams.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. As a leader, you have to have your own expectations of high performance.
  2. You have to be self-aware. You have to understand who you are and how you affect the team.
  3. Recognize that there is a process to attracting great talent. You must be clear with what you expect of people who work for you. Additionally, there’s the accountability piece – you have to take ownership.
  4. Think about what you do and why you hire the people that you hire. You have to be building a team for where you’re going and not for where you’ve been.
  5. A high-performing team attracts high-performing players. This requires a leader who is willing to audit her team and trim it when necessary.

My Q2 Pivot program here: https://krisplachycoaching.mykajabi.com/q2pivot

The Founder’s Lab: https://krisplachy.com/join

My program Leading Through Crazy Times here: https://krisplachycoaching.mykajabi.com/leadingthroughcrazytimes

To check out my other programs visit: krisplachy.com/join

© 2020 Kris Plachy

May 25, 2020

Is it your belief that you can’t manage people’s performance and hold them accountable unless they’re sitting in the same building as you? Nothing could be further from the truth. Here's how to ensure that performance has nothing to do with location.

What you'll find in this episode:

1. Kris’ story about managing remotely
2. Kris’s blueprint – the five steps to managing a remote team. (Note: this applies whether they’re in the building or not.)
3. If you’ve switched to a remote culture, you should be doing lots more communicating.
4. “You aren’t paying people for time. You’re paying people for results.”
5. How you hold people accountable has nothing to do with where they sit, and it has everything to do with your leadership philosophy.
6. Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO – why she had a leadership problem.

The How to Manage Virtual Employees Course - A step-by-step course on how to manage remote employees AND hold them accountable for results. Now.

To check out my other programs visit krisplachy.com/join

© 2020 Kris Plachy

May 18, 2020

At some point in the trajectory of a founder’s business growth, she inevitably finds that some of the people she’s working with haven’t kept pace… the business has outgrown their skillset. Here's how the “re-offer” can help.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. This is a good time to re-evaluate why you do what you do, what it is that you do, what the reason is to continue doing it and who the people are that you want to surround yourself with.
  2. Detailed steps to the re-offer.
  3. How to use the re-offer in a “culture reset.”
  4. Using the re-offer to address poor behavior performance, someone who has never had a job description or someone who isn’t fulfilling the needs of their position.

For my free class visit www.krisplachy.com/theclass 

To check out my other programs visit krisplachy.com/join 

© 2020 Kris Plachy

May 10, 2020

Is your business being steered by your opinion or is it being guided by clear, measurable, well-defined performance expectations for people on your team?

As we’re in this great reset, this is an incredible opportunity for you to look, with total objective perspective, at every single person on your team. Filter them through a decision-making process and determine who should stay and who should go.

What you'll find in this episode:

1. Now is an incredible opportunity for you to look, with total objective perspective, at every single person on your team.
2. About filtering employees through a decision-making process to determine who gets to come with you.
3. Details about my upcoming live workshop for female founders who are running 7 figure businesses.
4. That 90% of what I coach clients on are performance issues related to behavior, not production.

Visit: The Lead Your Team Podcast for show notes and available downloads.

© 2020 Kris Plachy

May 4, 2020

In today’s interview, Kris talks with Ali Brown, the Founder + CEO of the women’s business empowerment company We Lead. She is one of the most recognized entrepreneur coaches in the world and the founder of The Trust – the new, private, premier network for 7- and 8-figure women leaders.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. What Ali is noticing in her own clients around reinventing.
  2. Why now is a good time to give yourself permission to “let this go.”
  3. Who knew that employees not wanting to come back to work would be “a thing”?
  4. Why now is a great time to evaluate where you’re going to spend your energy for the rest of the year.
  5. The three “amazing questions” posed by Ali.
  6. What does it mean to “fire the Sherrys”?

Visit: The Lead Your Team Podcast for show notes and available downloads.

© 2020 Kris Plachy

Apr 27, 2020

People have mistaken effective leaders for somebody who can make a lot of money or come up with products. Real leaders have invested in learning how to lead and are the ones who are able to rebound and pivot during times like these.

What you'll find in this episode: Leaders ...

  1. Are the ones who are able to rebound and pivot.
  2. Have learned how to establish and communicate a clear vision.
  3. Know how to communicate and hire and fire by values.
  4. Have learned how to set, clarify and communicate expectations for performance.
  5. Know how to have difficult conversations.
  6. Are able to help people and have empathy while still holding accountability and expectations for performance.
  7. Have learned how to manage their own minds so they don’t get swept up in hysteria, overwhelm or confusion.
  8. Have to have work and rest hours.

Visit: The Lead Your Team Podcast for show notes and available downloads.

© 2020 Kris Plachy

Apr 20, 2020

I have terrible anxiety. I had my first panic attack when I was 20 years old. At least half, if not more, of the people I know, who are also entrepreneurs, are negotiating this as well. I want you to know you’re not alone.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. 1. Kris’ personal story about her anxiety.
  2. Assume a leadership position with your anxiety.
  3. Talk to a professional and ask for help.
  4. Use the Thought Model.
  5. Demonstrate self-compassion.
  6. Have your own ritual for self-care. See Angela Jia Kim owner of Savor Beauty.
  7. Take work breaks and have work hours.
  8. Know the best way to recharge.

Visit: The Lead Your Team Podcast for show notes and available downloads.

© 2020 Kris Plachy

Apr 13, 2020

In today’s interview, Kris talks with CEO and co-founder of The Life Coach School, Brooke Castillo. Listen, learn and laugh as they discuss ideas for navigating these crazy times.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. What Brooke’s first thoughts were once she realized the pandemic was going to last more than a couple of weeks.
  2. “When you don’t have control over what you get, you have to take control over what you can give.” ~ Brooke
  3. “Value is in my mind and not in the world.” ~ Brooke
  4. Brooke’s thoughts and advice on pivoting now.
  5. “Create some virtual solutions that will serve you long-term.” ~ Brooke
  6. Kris' “Stop. Start. Continue” exercise.
  7. “All of your power as a business owner, as a leader, is in your ability to make decisions.” ~ Brooke

Visit: The Lead Your Team Podcast for show notes and available downloads.

© 2020 Kris Plachy

Apr 10, 2020

Kris interviews an amazing team. Tami Ramsay and Krista Nye Nicholas are partners and principal interior designers of Cloth & Kind, a nationally recognized residential and commercial interior design studio.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. What their first thoughts were once they realized the pandemic was going to last more than a couple of weeks.
  2. How they are engaging with, and communicating with, their team now that so much has changed.
  3. What they are doing, and how they are using this time to make the best of it.
  4. Do they think selling is still okay? There’s a lot of shaming going on right now.
  5. What they’re doing that is helping their business pivot to adapt to the situation.
  6. Why now is a wonderful time to think about the future of your business.

Visit: The Lead Your Team Podcast for show notes and available downloads.

© 2020 Kris Plachy

Apr 8, 2020

Kris interviews another amazing woman who shares how she’s leading through these crazy times. In this interview, Kris talks with Leila Hormozi, Co-CEO for three separate companies; A.L.A.N, Prestige Labs, and Gym Launch Secrets.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. What Leila’s first thoughts were once she realized the pandemic was going to last more than a couple of weeks.
  2. The common practices that she has as a business that operates with everybody in their own part of the world.
  3. Some of the things that she’s doing right now that are helping her business pivot.
  4. What her thoughts are around being prosperous and generating revenue right now.
  5. Leila’s company’s core values.
  6. Leila’s advice for leaders who are trying to hold it down and keep it going through all of this.
  7. The importance of looking at your WCS – worst case scenario.

Visit: The Lead Your Team Podcast for show notes and available downloads.

© 2020 Kris Plachy

Apr 6, 2020

This week, Kris interviews amazing women who talk about how they’re pivoting and negotiating these unparalleled times. In this interview, Kris talks with Jody Moore, Certified Life Coach, Podcaster, Leadership and Sales Coach, Latter-day Saint.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. What Jody’s first thoughts were when she heard about the pandemic.
  2. The importance of changing your lens length.
  3. What Jody means by sowing activities and reaping activities in her business.
  4. About Martha Beck, the evolution of the caterpillar and the need for cocooning.
  5. What Forrest Gump and the shrimping business can teach us during these times.
  6. Why not to be afraid of the wisdom that might be whispering to you right now.
  7. The risks Jody has taken while not being afraid to be seen.

Visit: The Lead Your Team Podcast for show notes and available downloads.

© 2020 Kris Plachy

Mar 30, 2020

For those who are having to shelter in place, here are five key principles to keep in mind to help you with leading through this moment.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. The first principle is to manage your mind.
  2. Be able to fail while being seen – it’s a superpower.
  3. Innovate and solve, don’t shut down and fret.
  4. Fourth is serving.
  5. Just keep working. Keep showing up.

Visit: The Lead Your Team Podcast for show notes and available downloads.

© 2020 Kris Plachy

Mar 23, 2020

Everybody who is willing to develop a plan and create certainty for themselves and others will come out of this knowing more, learning more, and connecting more than the people who want to believe this is unfair and who want to find someone to blame.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. "Leadership is making decisions when there’s no right answer.” ~ Kris
  2. Ideas will flow when you surround yourself with people who want to stimulate forward action.
  3. “Your certainty as a leader will come from your mind. It does not come from your circumstance.” ~ Kris
  4. “Own your success so you can own your future success.” ~ Kris
  5. "If you give away your past success as luck, you don’t accept ownership for what you can create.” ~ Kris

Visit: The Lead Your Team Podcast for show notes and available downloads.

© 2020 Kris Plachy

Mar 17, 2020

Times are crazy right now! You're in charge even though you think you have no idea what you're doing. You want there to be a manual somewhere to help you with mandates, employee fears, and ambiguity.

Never fear. This special episode introduces you to a resource for navigating these uncharted waters you find yourself in.

Mar 16, 2020

In order to build a team performance culture, you have to have a mindset around why you are adding people to your business that supports what you’re trying to do in the long term. Your culture is not driven from the bottom up. It’s driven from you down.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. How knowing your vision, values and expectations comes into play.
  2. The definition of “performance culture” according to Kris.
  3. How the culture you have with your team is a direct result of your own thinking about the team.
  4. Hiring people who are better than you doesn’t mean to give them free reign.
  5. A key turn is going from “I’m hiring someone to work for me” to “I’m hiring someone to get results for me and to help me scale and think.”
  6. Your assignment after listening to this podcast – write down how you would describe your team culture and why it is that way.
  7. Then, if you would want it to be different than it is – what would you want it to be? Why? And what are the thoughts you need to believe about team members that will get you there?

Visit: The Lead Your Team Podcast for show notes and available downloads.

© 2020 Kris Plachy

Mar 9, 2020

Kris talks with Michelle Arant, the Operations Director of Kris Plachy Coaching.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. Michelle joined the team in October 2019 and talks about her experience and what led her to become a coach.
  2. The role Michelle plays at Kris Plachy Coaching.
  3. A little bit about Michelle’s clients and the industries they come from.
  4. Some of the topics Michelle has recently been working on with her clients.
  5. About the twelve-week program called The Founder’s Lab Foundations.

Visit: The Lead Your Team Podcast for show notes and available downloads.

© 2020 Kris Plachy

Mar 2, 2020

What is the wake you leave behind? How do others experience you? What is your brand as a leader? Do you even know? When you understand yourself and how you affect others, you can be so much more impactful as a leader. It doesn’t mean you have to change, but making conscious choices about how you make decisions and interact with others can be a superpower.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. What do people think about when they think about you?
  2. We all have habits, behaviors or expressions that are not helping our presence. Are you keeping those parts about you around out of spite - or out of fear because you don’t know how to change it?
  3. Power of voice. Power of presence. Power of appearance.
  4. Spend some time this week paying attention to yourself.
  5. Your presence is a silent asset.
  6. Don’t contrive or fake it. Be conscious and tap into your superpowers.

Visit: The Lead Your Team Podcast for show notes and available downloads.

© 2020 Kris Plachy

Feb 24, 2020

Let’s talk about the five types of expectations women should have and implement in their businesses. By setting clear expectations, leaders can do a better job of achieving improved results and holding their team members accountable.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. The manual is a set of rules that you have for other people that you believe are true and that you hold other people to.
  2. Expectations are those behaviors that you expect of people who work for you that are based on the values of your business -- and you DO communicate them.
  3. Standards are measurable policies and rules. They’re black and white and are born out of the values and expectations.
  4. Key performance measures for every role in your company.
  5. Individual goals.
  6. The majority of the issues we have in a business, when it comes to “team,” is behavior, not skill set.
  7. You have to set expectations regarding behavior because that also sets the tone for your culture.

Visit: The Lead Your Team Podcast for show notes and available downloads.

© 2020 Kris Plachy

Feb 17, 2020

Some people just seem to have all the luck. But what if it isn’t luck? What if it’s just a pattern? Once you recognize it, you can change it. Here’s how.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. How patterns with money affect your life.
  2. Some time patterns that many of us deal with.
  3. Patterns with your team and your business.
  4. About the shiny object syndrome.
  5. What are the patterns with YOU?

Visit: The How to Lead Podcast for show notes and available downloads.

© 2020 Kris Plachy

Feb 10, 2020

This month the podcast is about you as a boss, and today in particular is about your point of view. Your point of view influences the results you get from those you manage as well as how you invest in people.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. My hypothesis on how to help leaders.
  2. One of the first core areas of understanding I want everyone to have.
  3. What happens when you don’t have a mechanism of awareness to supervise your own point of view.
  4. Where your point of view and values come from.
  5. “Common sense is what YOU think is common.”
  6. Your mind is your most powerful, yet least utilized, performance tool.

Visit: The How to Lead Podcast for show notes and available downloads.

© 2020 Kris Plachy

Feb 3, 2020

Being able to delegate properly is a superpower. Here’s a short checklist to help you master that skill.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. A short delegation checklist.
  2. Determine if the job or task is tactical or strategic.
  3. Write it out. Here’s what I want done. Here’s the result I want. Be specific.
  4. The three steps to properly assigning a task to someone.
  5. Why follow up is essential.
  6. The importance of giving feedback.

Visit: The How to Lead Podcast for show notes and available downloads.

© 2020 Kris Plachy

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