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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 17, 2024

You have built a successful business. You have a team and you’re making money, but something is just not right. It doesn’t feel the way it’s supposed to. Those are the gaps. And while they may be easy to recognize, it might not feel as easy to solve them.

In this episode of Leadership is Feminine, host Kris Plachy explores the idea that leadership isn’t a skill, but an outcome resulting from a collection of behaviors, abilities, and most importantly, human behavior. She emphasizes that a gap exists in every leader’s capability, often resulting from internalised beliefs and insecurities. And while that may feel like a lot, Kris shares the reminder that all of it is fixable.

A lot of women come to coaching with the hope of getting the specific issues addressed. When really, Kris acknowledges, these leaders know how to solve the problems, they just don’t trust themselves to do it. Kris shares that the work then is to then look at what you believe about yourself, and to overcome insecurities and internalized beliefs that might be getting in the way.

Kris reminds us that leadership isn’t just about how we handle our team, but about how we handle ourselves. As a leader, you owe it to yourself to develop and get stronger, so the frustrations of your business can become less charged and more navigable. If you find your emotions running high when you should be running your business, don’t worry. It’s not you, it's just the gap, and it is totally solvable.

If you are in a leadership role and you know you have gaps, the one person you owe it to to develop that and move through it and get stronger is you.”

Key Takeaways From This Episode

  1. The Complex Nature of Leadership: Leadership isn’t a skill, but instead, is the outcome.

  2. The Gap in Leadership: Discussing issues related to the lack of results despite having a team

  3. Importance of Effective Communication in Leadership: The need to learn effective negotiation techniques with team members.

  4. Solving Leadership Problems: Diagnosing, understanding, and addressing the underlying gaps

  5. Reflecting on the need for self-growth and the importance of standing up for one's truth

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