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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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Aug 5, 2019

Here are the basics you have to have in place in order to know when to fire someone and when NOT to fire someone.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. #1 – Set clear expectations.
  2. #2 – Review their work.
  3. #3 – Give them feedback.
  4. The way you know it’s time to fire is you’ve set the expectations, you’ve reviewed their work and given them the feedback and they’re just not meeting the objectives of the role. 
  5. The way you know it’s not time to fire is when you’re bent out of shape and in total judgement.

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Jul 29, 2019

Are you having unsupervised thinking? You’re not alone. Many of those thoughts are probably negative in some way. Here’s a list of thoughts you can think instead.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. Your business is hard because YOU THINK IT IS!
  2. Things to think instead:
    • I’m getting better at it every day.
    • Look at what I’ve built.
    • I’m in the process of figuring it out.  A la Danielle LaPorte
    • Of course it happened that way.
    • I’m totally capable.
    • I can and will ask for help.
    • I’m not alone.
    • I’m really good at failing so I can succeed.
  3. The worthiness of you is always innate. It doesn’t go away. You’ve always had it and you can never lose it.
  4. Comparing thoughts is detrimental. Other people’s wins don’t compromise yours.
  5. What would your future self tell you to do and what to think about this?
  6. Write down all the things you’re thinking that aren’t helping.

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Jul 22, 2019

Typically, it’s a bad idea to make assumptions. But in this one case, I want you to always assume this one thing! It will be better for you, your business and your employees.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. Always make this assumption – when someone on your team doesn’t do what you want, I want you to assume it’s your responsibility.
  2. When we see someone not do something the way we thought they should do it, it’s human nature to blame them for it.
  3. Blame creates lag.
  4. You need to make sure you:
    • Have a clear vision for the business
    • Have clear values
    • Have clear expectations for every team member. Common sense is not common.
    • Are delegating and not abdicating
    • Are following up with people and looking at their results
    • Are giving feedback

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Jul 15, 2019

If you are a female entrepreneur, and you’re either in, or considering getting into, a partnership or working relationship with your spouse, there are some absolute fundamentals we need to address.

What you'll find in this episode:

1) A marriage operates very differently than a business. 

2) You need to have clearly defined roles in the business for each of you.

3) You need to have a clear definition of who does what and who owns what and what decisions each of you make.

4) You have to decide how you will communicate and have a scheduled, dedicated assigned time and a clear agenda; no after-hours discussions.

5) You have to talk about how you’re going to disagree; decide what the process will be.

6) You have to have clear values, a clear vision and a clear manifesto.

7) You have to have a conversation about how you want to be as leaders and managers of this business.

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Jul 8, 2019

There’s a misguided belief among entrepreneurs that team building should be fast and easy and that you shouldn’t have to slow down to do it. However, if you’re trying to cut corners here, it will be obvious in your outcomes.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. Do you feel like Kris’ client? “I feel like adding people to my business is slowing me down.”
  2. If you take the time and do it right, you can magnify the effort of your business through 10 people instead of just one.
  3. Investing in your human capital isn’t unique to you. It’s the same across all industries.
  4. There’s a right way to invest in, and develop, the human capital part of your business.

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Jul 1, 2019

What do your employees say about working for you? Do they say, “she’s a beast” or do they say, “I feel like I won the lottery”? Here are some things to consider when thinking about your employees’ experience of working with you.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. If you treat your employees like you treat your clients, you’re going to get the most out of them.
  2. Think about who are you as a leader and how you act with your employees.
  3. How do you want them to experience various things like a performance review, getting an assignment or not meeting an expectation?

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Jun 24, 2019

Kris talks with Ruthie Schulder, CEO of The Participation Agency and one of Inc. Magazine’s top 100 female founders. Here she shares many of the challenges she has faced managing people and one thing people need to know in order to have the best chance at succeeding.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. What Ruthie believes was the most startling part of hiring people.
  2. What Ruthie considers to be her greatest challenge.
  3. When it comes to how you want people to get their work done, this approach is the one female visionaries are most uncomfortable with.
  4. Let’s Work events occur every month in New York, quarterly in Los Angeles and are rolling out soon in Chicago. 
  5. One thing Ruthie feels people need to know in order to have the best chance at succeeding.

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Jun 17, 2019

These are the five key relationships every female entrepreneur has. And as she scales her business, she may find that one or more of these becomes an issue. That’s totally normal and part of the process. Here's what to do.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. The five key relationships are with: time, money, your team, your business, and yourself.
  2. Which relationship most entrepreneurs are terrible at.
  3. Whether or not you have a “servant leader relationship” with your employees.
  4. Your business is outside of you. There’s you and there’s the business.
  5. Everything requires brain-keeping.

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Jun 10, 2019

What’s your vision for your business? Do you have to look it up - or is it short and sweet and fits on a bumper sticker? Here are some tips for what your vision statement should look like and how to create one.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. How I came up with my vision “sentence” - “She changed the way that people think.”
  2. Examples of some great vision statements.
  3. For your vision statement, make sure: you really understand it, you can translate it into business results, it’s well communicated, it can fit on a bumper sticker.
  4. Lastly - live the vision!

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Jun 3, 2019

Once you reach that one-million-dollar mark, you can’t rely on revenue to tell you how well you’re doing as a leader. You have to start using other methods that create a foundation for how you scale, manage and grow your business.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. Most of us hit points where our revenue exceeds our ability to scale and overwhelm sets in.
  2. The two expectations we have in our brain related to revenue and confidence.
  3. When it’s time to work with a coach to start learning the fundamentals you need to have as a manager.
  4. What to look for to tell you how you’re doing at managing your business.

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May 27, 2019

Values are the rudder for your business and have to be an extension of you. There are no right or wrong values. They just need to be honest, because values determine who you hire.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. Start by asking yourself, “What do I value in other people?” Do a brain dump. Start big and pare it down to three.
  2. What happens when you hire people who don’t align with your values.
  3. Once you’ve determined your values, then you need to communicate them to the team.

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May 20, 2019

As an entrepreneur, your brain is the directional force for everything that does or does not happen in your business. If your brain gets messy and cluttered, so does your business. Let’s do a little brain-keeping today!

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. The Thought Model and how it affects your ability to grow and love your business.
  2. How decision fatigue, control imbalance, mistaken tolerance and over-importance affect the cleanliness and tidiness of your brain.
  3. Why you need a coach or colleague to help you dump the weight you’re carrying around of a very messy brain.
  4. How to know if you’re in need of some brain-keeping.

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May 13, 2019

Kris talks with Jennifer Hood, owner and director of Jump Gymnastics. Jennifer was exhausted and struggling with performing most of the roles in her business. Now that has turned around and Jen shares advice on how she was able to maximize results with people.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. The first thing that Jen learned that helped her be engaging from a leadership and management perspective.
  2. A valuable tip for other women out there who are doing well on paper but who are still struggling in the people aspects of their business.
  3. How her team responded to all the changes.
  4. The top three bits of advice for other women out there who want to maximize their results with people.

© 2019 Kris Plachy

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May 6, 2019

What’s your relationship with money? There’s no right or wrong way to think about it, but the way we think about money does impact the results that we get related to money.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. Be clear about why you started your business.
  2. What is your relationship with your money?
  3. Do you have symptoms of reverse entitlement?
  4. Exercise: Make a list of all your employees and write down how much money you pay them. How does that amount make you feel about each?
  5. There’s your money and the business’s money. Do you keep them separate?

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Apr 29, 2019

When some of the habits we have with our families come into our business, it can lead to problems. If you have people on the team who've been with you a while, listen to this for some quick and simple advice.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. Your business is there to make money and serve a purpose. It’s not there to be an employer.
  2. Your business in not there to suffer and indulge dysfunction. It’s there to get the work done and serve the purpose of the business.
  3. A business has to have clearly defined, communicated and accountable to, expectations.
  4. A business has to have accountability to outcomes. When leaders want to treat people like a family, they don’t hold them accountable.
  5. A business has to factor in how growth affects the team it has now versus the team that was hired before.

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Apr 22, 2019

As your business grows, you’ll need to hire people to do some of the things you used to do. The first, and most important, step is to create a job description for the role. Here are some key steps in that process.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. First, define the purpose of the job.
  2. Make a detailed list off all the things you want this position to do, and look for a theme.
  3. From the details, list your required skills and experience for the position.
  4. Include your cultural and fit component – “the vibe.”
  5. Verne Harnish believes we should only hire people who have already experienced success and results. 
  6. Every role in your business should have a description, including yours.

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Apr 15, 2019

Kris talks with Angela Kim, founder and owner of Savor Beauty. They discuss what motivates Angela and what has been the most challenging aspect to growing and scaling her business.

Angela Jia Kim’s passion for beauty began with her mom. “Koreans are obsessed with their skin, and my mom always had something new sent over from her sisters in Seoul,” she says.

“I would play with her creams that were filled with ingredients like gold and silkworm cocoons.” Angela spent her early career as an award-winning concert pianist, until one day, onstage in front of hundreds of people, a so-called natural lotion she had applied made her break out in hives.

Horrified, she began to study ingredients and craft her own skin care products in her kitchen. “I added luxury ingredients with tremendous skin benefits like champagne, caviar, and truffles,” she says.

“I infused them with organic extracts for anti-aging results.” She started gifting these products to friends, and they wanted to buy them as gifts for their friends. She became the “accidental entrepreneur.”

"I wanted to incorporate the Korean beauty rituals that I grew up with. But as a busy mom and wife living the gorgeous chaos of New York City, I needed flawless skin in a New York minute. And it must be organic, and it must work."

Now Angela runs a group of holistic facial spas in New York City's West Village and Upper West Side, and in upstate New York. She continues to develop luxe organic products in the Beauty Kitchen with her team of Savor Spa Estheticians.

Her Dollars & Scents initiative hires women who are transitioning back into the workforce, by giving training and tools to develop new skills. They make and ship the beauty creams fresh from the Hudson Valley in New York.

Angela Jia Kim is a former concert pianist, wife to a Swissman who loves to brew craft beer in his spare time, and mom to a second grader CEO and a yellow lab named Ella Fitzgerald. They live in New York City's Upper West Side.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. What it is that drives Angela to continue to excel and grow and take on new challenges.
  2. What the big areas are that you need to be conscious of as a woman who runs her own business.
  3. What the hardest part was of bringing other people into the business.
  4. Angela’s biggest insight to share with women around accountability.
  5. What Angela loves most about her business.

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Apr 8, 2019

As a visionary, you have tons of ideas all the time. But in order to up-level your business, you have to focus on your zone of genius instead of your zone of excellence. Here’s how.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. When you grow and become more successful, your discipline with your brain has to increase.
  2. Identify your revenue goal for the year and the plan to make that happen.
  3. When you have new ideas, use your goal and plan as your filter.
  4. Visionaries tend to burn out team members.
  5. Visionary constraint reminds us that, in order to achieve what we want, we have to be willing to go “all in” on the belief that what we want to achieve is possible.
  6. Be willing to say “no” from abundance instead of saying “yes” from scarcity.
  7. Honor your ideas with a notebook and vet those ideas with someone you allow to tell you “no.”

© 2019 Kris Plachy

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Apr 1, 2019

In order to move past those stuck spots as an entrepreneur, you have to be willing to work on yourself. You need to do some stretch assignments in your mind about what’s next. Here is a series of questions I’d like you to think about as a woman who is leading a business and a team.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  1. Who are you in this role as a leader?
  2. What do you find is easy and what is difficult?
  3. How are you different today than when you first started your business?
  4. What do you love about what you do in your business?
  5. What are you like to work for?
  6. What do you want to be like to work for?
  7. What’s your philosophy around paying people money?
  8. What expectations do you have of people who join your team?

© 2019 Kris Plachy
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Mar 25, 2019

Kris talks with Laura Patrick, founder of Kids Physio Group. They discuss what it’s like being a solopreneur with one location and evolving into a leader managing five clinics and 35 employees.

Laura Patrick (nee Turner) was born and raised in North Vancouver, BC Canada. She is the founder and owner of Kids Physio Group - Canada's largest chain of private pediatric physical therapy clinics.

With a passion for sports, she first graduated from UBC’s Human Kinetics (Exercise Science) program in 2001 before continuing on to receive her Masters in Physiotherapy from McMaster University in 2003.

Laura founded Kids Physio Group in 2006 in the humblest of surroundings.

After 3 years working in the public system with school-aged kids, she recognized a need for all children to have access to trained pediatric physiotherapists in clinic space designed just for them.

In the past few years, Laura has stepped back from clinical work. Although she still loves taking on the occasional baby motor milestone assessment and the opportunity it gives her to connect with parents, most of her efforts are dedicated to running Kids Physio Group and seeking out new partnerships and markets for them to expand into!

On the personal front, Laura loves outdoor adventures with her family in Deep Cove, keeping up her fitness, exploring new cities abroad and cooking and eating delicious food!

What you'll learn from this episode:

  1. What it’s like going from technician/doer to manager/leader. 
  2. Get a mentor; someone you can trust.
  3. Many of Laura’s team are working in the Manager Formula.
  4. Hire good people and then let go.
  5. The resources Laura thinks everyone should know.
  6. The unique challenges Laura believes that female entrepreneurs face.
  7. The qualities Laura looks for in someone she hires.

© 2019 Kris Plachy

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Mar 18, 2019

There are several qualities that drive you and your entrepreneurial spirit. Here are some suggestions for avoiding wasting your brain space and your time dragging people along because they can’t handle working with you.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  1. Founders have high expectations and low tolerance for mistakes.
  2. They’re incredibly generous and want to recognize and reward people who work for them.
  3. They’re visionaries and they change their minds a lot.
  4. It’s hard to earn their trust, and that can feel like micro-management. Founders are "swoopers" and they always will be. 
  5. Sometimes they forget to say thank you and they can be very direct.
  6. They move so fast.
  7. Founders must hire people with “a maturity of spirit” who have enough independence to take action and yet enough humility to not take it personally when they’re told they did it wrong and need to do it again.

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Mar 11, 2019

Thinking about your employees as human capital instead of an incurred expense will totally change the way you run your business and the results you achieve.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  1. Capital is the assets that add to the long-term wealth of a company. 
  2. Instead of thinking of someone as an expense you need to incur, think of them as an asset and an investment into your wealth.
  3. In preparing to make such an investment, first ask yourself, “What is the result I’m trying to achieve with this role?”
  4. Second, ask yourself, “How will I track and measure the results of the role to make sure I’m achieving those results?”
  5. Third, “Have I clearly defined this asset’s job?”
  6. The four things you’ll stop doing as a result of thinking of employees as human capital.

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Mar 4, 2019

I coach female entrepreneurs and help them overcome their challenges. I have found that there are five key things that entrepreneurs struggle with. Here they are - along with their solutions.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  1. The first challenge is failure to lead. 
  2. Second is failure to define the game.
  3. Third, not having very clear expectations as it relates to what you pay people.
  4. Fourth, thinking down instead of up and out.
  5. Lastly, not cutting the ties and continuing to drag parts of your business along that no longer serve the bigger goals you have.

© 2019 Kris Plachy

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