What’s Truly Holding Professional Women Back?
“Don’t worry about managing other people’s impression of you.”
In season 24 episode 6, we are joined by women’s leadership expert Sally Helgesen. She is the author of How Women Rise, The Female Advantage and The Female Vision. Her work has helped thousands of leaders emerge as a better version of themselves. You can follow Sally on LinkedIn.
At some point, every organization that has high growth deals with the complexities that come from leaders of different backgrounds, experiences, and or genders. Because of this, it isn’t just women’s responsibility to rise, but it’s everyone’s responsibility to help women rise.
Here’s how organizational leaders can help all leaders rise:
- Invest in leaders at all levels
- Don’t allow leaders to do it alone
- Infuse empathy into the organization
To help make this a reality both for yourself or leaders in your organization keep these quotes in mind:
“The biggest lesson learned in leadership is no one can do it alone.”Sally Helgesen
“Don’t worry about managing other people’s impression of you.”Sally Helgesen
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About the Author: John Eades is the CEO of LearnLoft, a leadership development company that exists to turn managers into leaders and create healthier places to work. He is currently booking events and speaking engagements for 2020. John was named one of LinkedIn’s 2017 Top Voices in Management & Workplace and was awarded the 2017 Readership Award by Training Industry.com. John is also the host of the “Follow My Lead” Podcast, a show that transfers stories and best practices from today’s leaders to the leaders of tomorrow. You follow him on Instagram @johngeades.