I turned down a really big promotion.
My bosses job with far more money & global recognition.
Even though I’d been working my butt off to be considered!
Yet had a crisis of confidence, and self selected out before even negotiating.
Not understanding the Career Limiting Move this was – until much later.
Hindsight is 20:20 vision.
This gave me HUGE insight,
Into the way that many see their capability to carve out a different path.
Today, I work with women angling for promotions, raises & the recognition they deserve.
Frequently, they self select out way too soon.
Just because your boss was super stressed or struggled,
Doesn’t mean the same reality for you.
Just because your boss led a certain way,
Doesn’t make it the only way to lead.
We all have different ways of operating.
- Some good
- Some great
- Some that truly make a difference.
So instead of saying no straight up.
Give yourself a fighting chance.
Don’t let others dictate your story.
“I haven’t found myself constrained by the male models of leadership because I haven’t found them particularly inspiring, so why copy something you didn’t like?” ~ Ann Sherry AO, Carnival Australia
If feminine leadership truly is the way of the 21st Century,
Your job is to lead differently anyway.
Vive la difference!
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