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Women Taking the Lead

The Women Taking the Lead podcast is a resource for both women leaders and organizations looking to promote more women into senior leadership. Episode formats include specific leadership challenges, "on-air" coaching with women leaders, and interviews with talent and organizational development leaders. Women Taking the Lead inspires women to overcome self-doubt and lead with confidence, integrity and a sense of humor.
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Nov 28, 2022

How comfortable are you being idle?

As a high achieving woman, you might dream of utter relaxation. But the internal and external pressure to stay productive and highly efficient might sabotage your attempts at restoration.

While action is required to achieve results, action without strategy, reflection, and rest can result in needless activity and wasted time.

This episode covers why always being busy is counterproductive and keeping you from achieving your biggest goals.

Resources

Episode Show Notes: Transcript and links mentioned in this episode.

Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode: Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? You are invited to apply to be on the podcast.

Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching: Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!

Leadership Operating System Quiz: Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST quiz and find out more about yourself as a Leader.

Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing: The book containing a simple, step by step system that gives you the foundation and structure to take your goals and make them happen.

Leadership Coaching: If you are interested in finding out more about my coaching process, the cost of coaching, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach.

Nov 21, 2022

What's in a title?

To what extent does your title concern you?

Titles may be a thing at networking events or cocktail parties. And your family and friends will celebrate a title upgrade with you.

But are titles that important? A few years ago, many online publications said they absolutely were important, especially in a job search. 

However, is this still the state of affairs?

To dive more deeply into the topic for this episode, I reached out to a colleague of mine, Alicia Canario.

Meet Alicia Canario

Alicia is a strategic HR leader with 25+ years global experience leading high performing teams and partnering with leaders to execute business objectives. She has a successful track record of leading manufacturing organizations through change management and proven experience securing top talent to meet business objectives.

Her educational credentials include a B.S in psychology from the University of Illinois-UC, M.S. degree in Human Resources from Loyola University Chicago, MBTI (Meyers Briggs) certification, and senior level certifications from the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).

In this title episode Alicia and I discuss...

  • How our drive to get big titles can cause us to end up in positions that do not suit or fulfill us.

  • Alicia’s journey to find the right fit, regardless of title.

  • How realizing what you don't want can help you pivot to what you do want.

  • Questions you can ask yourself to get out of a "not right fit" position.

  • The mindset challenges that you need to overcome to take action.

How to find Alicia:

Connect on LinkedIn

Resources

Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode. Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? Apply to be on the podcast.

Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching. Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!

Leadership Operating System Inventory. Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST self-assessment and find out more about yourself as a Leader.

Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing. The book containing a simple, step by step system that gives you the foundation and structure to take your goals and make them happen.

Leadership Coaching. Find out more about my coaching process, the cost of coaching, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach.

Nov 14, 2022

Do you cringe thinking about the mistakes you’ve made?

If you have high standards for yourself, and I’m guessing if you’re listening to this podcast you do. These high standards, combined with any tendency to be hard on yourself, may cause you to want shy away from fully owning your mistakes.

It may be a knee-jerk reaction, to want to move on quickly, pretending the mistake didn’t happen. But as a leader, the best course of action is to own your mistake and learn from it.

Not only is it good for you as a leader, it’s good for the morale and performance of your team. 

This episode covers how to own your mistakes in a way that allows you and your team to grow in experience and trust.

Resources

Episode Show Notes: Transcript and links mentioned in this episode.

Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode: Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? You are invited to apply to be on the podcast.

Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching: Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!

Leadership Operating System Inventory. Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST self-assessment and find out more about yourself as a Leader.

Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing: The book containing a simple, step by step system that gives you the foundation and structure to take your goals and make them happen.

Leadership Coaching: If you are interested in finding out more about my coaching process, the cost of coaching, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach.

Nov 7, 2022

As a woman leader you are constantly being sent the message to be more assertive and confident.

Confidence and assertiveness do have their place and most times I would encourage women leaders to embrace confidence and feel free to be assertive. However, never is this at the expense of honestly admitting when you don’t know.

If you don’t know the answer to a direct question, ‘I don’t know’ is the beginning of a good conversation. But, balancing your confidence as a leader and owning up to a lack of knowledge or competence in a certain area can be tricky.

This episode covers how to graciously admit when you don’t know and handle the situation in a way that engenders more confidence in you as a leader.

Resources

Episode Show Notes: Transcript and links mentioned in this episode.

Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode: Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? You are invited to apply to be on the podcast.

Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching: Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!

Leadership Operating System Inventory. Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST self-assessment and find out more about yourself as a Leader.

Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing: The book containing a simple, step by step system that gives you the foundation and structure to take your goals and make them happen.

Leadership Coaching: If you are interested in finding out more about my coaching process, the cost of coaching, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach.

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