Articles tagged "Women Leaders"
I've been speaking to a number of Human Resources professionals groups lately and sharing my speech: How Does HR Get A Respected Seat at the Strategic Planning Table? As I contemplated what to blog about today, I thought I'd keep it simple and share advice from my book Don't Let 'Em Treat You Like a Girl®: A Woman's Guide to Leadership Success that links to ideas shared in my speech. In a nutshell, if you're at the table: Demonstrate you belong at the table!
If you're not an active contributor to a team, why are you on it? If you want to be on a team, you need to maintain your right to be there. Don't relinquish your spot.
“When you’re a leader, not everyone will like you” is advice I recently shared with a manager. This manager is not a newbie manager. She’s not inexperienced or passive by nature. Yet, in dealing with a challenging employee situation, she was struggling with doing what needed to be done for fear of others labeling her as “mean” or “uncaring.” I shared with her what I’d previously outlined in my book Don’t Let ‘Em Treat You Like A Girl – A Woman’s Guide to Leadership Success.
Not Everyone Will Like You
The most important leadership lesson I ever learned from my dad - I learned at his funeral.
Confidence is the ability to take a stance and defend a position. To be able to project confidence:
- Convince, don't cave: Confidence resides in those who show conviction and "sell" their ideas rather than backing away from them when challenged.
- Don't explain. Don't defend: When you make a decision and you're willing to "bet the farm," go with it. You don't have to defend your views every time you're challenged.
- Realize confidence doesn't equate to witchiness - and if people call you a witch - so what.
When people resort to name-calling, it's usually because you've backed them into a corner and they don't have solid information to get themselves out.
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Liz supports clients with strategic and succession planning, as well as leadership training and executive coaching.