"In business, men compete with each other constantly and it’s interesting to watch. As a strong woman coming up the corporate ranks, when I tried to do what I observed they were doing, I got “spoken to” and my promotional track got stalled." Read the rest of this special guest post by Wendy Capland, CEO of Vision Quest Consulting.
One of my very first bosses told me, and I kid you not, "you only got promoted because you’re attractive." I went about trying to prove to everyone around me that I was to be taken seriously. On the outside I was tough and decisive and driven, but on the inside I felt like an imposter, more like Betty Boop than a leader. Read this special guest post by Terrie Lupberger, MCC.
Confidence is certainty you know what you’re doing. When you don’t feel confident, it can be easy to get caught up in your feelings of inadequacy and doing anything other than what you need to move forward. The common advice to, 'fake it till you make it' and 'strike your power pose' sound good, but does nothing to help you muster up the courage to go after what you want. Here are two steps you can use to overcome insecurity and move forward with confidence.
Information Age leader, Maria Popova, is a cultural decider. She meticulously curates original content that connects the work of though leaders and artists across genres to help her audience look beyond their social media news feed to find a deeper experience. Read this post to learn more about her personal brand of leadership.