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  • 1. DALLAS   LEAN  IN   Leadership   July  25,  2013  
  • 2. “We  cannot  all  succeed  when   half  of  us  are  held  back.”   Malala  Yousafzai  
  • 3. Did  you  know?   36%  of  men     vs.     18%  of  women   Aspire  to  C-­‐Suite  posiGons   Based  on  study  of  more  than  4,000  employees  in  2012  McKinsey  study  (LeanIN  book).  
  • 4.          Dirty  liHle  secret…   Why  are  we  uncomfortable?                                            Ambi&ous            Leader                                                  Expert   Visionary        Self-­‐confident   Willing  to  take  a  risk     Jobs  described  as  “powerful,  challenging,  and   involving  high  levels  of  responsibility”      
  • 5. What’s  really  happening?   MEN   *  See  themselves  as  leaders  and  deserving   *  Assume  they  will  succeed  –  learn  on  the  go   *  Not  afraid  of  failure  or  not  knowing   *  Always  looking  for  the  next  posiGon   *  Accept  full  credit  for  job  well  done!   WOMEN   *  Constant  criGque  –  holding  for  perfecGon   *  Focus  on  current  posiGon   *  Afraid  of  failure  or  not  knowing     *  Generally  deflect  compliments,  praise   *  Push  credit  to  the  team  and  other  experts    
  • 6. Imposter  Syndrome   =   phenomenon  of  capable  people   being  plagued  by  self-­‐doubt  
  • 7. Imposter  Syndrome   “…vacillate  between  extreme  egomania,  and  a   complete  feeling  of:  “I’m  a  fraud!”    Tina  Fey   •  Fact:    Women  tend  to  experience  it  more   intensely  and  be  more  limited  by  it.   •  Root  cause:    Insecurity.   •  Originates  from:    We  consistently  underesGmate   ourselves.      
  • 8. Imposter  Behavior  –  Do  you  have  it?   Performance  Assessment   •  Women  judge  their  own  performance  as  worse  that  it  is,  while   men  do  the  opposite.   •  If  the  evaluaGon  is  done  in  front  of  others  –  worse  sGll.   Success     •  Men  credit  their  success  to  their  own  innate  qualiGes  and  skills.   •  Women  aHribute  to  external  factors:    worked  really  hard,  got   lucky,  or  had  help  from  others.   Failure     •  Men  point  to  not  preparing  or  just  not  interested  in  the  subject.   •  Women  believe  it  is  inherent  lack  of  ability.    This  internalizaGon   breeds  insecurity  which  hurts  future  performance  –  long  term.  
  • 9. Are  you  competent?   People  decide  in  a  frac&on  of  a  second.   ContribuFng  Factors:      7%  words,  38%  presentaGon,  &  55%  body  language   1  Body  language  communicates  power  and  status   —  who  is  leading  and  who  is  following.     2  Body  language  communicates  psychological   distance  —  feeling  close  or  feeling  remote.  
  • 10. What  is  your  body  language  saying?   In  Charge   •  Playing  high  –  cut  off  access   •  AuthoritaGve   •  Comfortable,  confident   •  Relaxed,  not  rushed   •  Speak  in  complete  sentences   •  Head  straight  –  eye  contact     •  Listening  –  No  Gme  wasted   •  No  visible  reacGon  –  in  control   •  Playing  above  status  is  harmful   Approachable   •  Playing  low  –  open  access   •  Opposite  of  authoritaGve   •  Builds  rapport  –  open/build  up   •  Minimize  presence  –  Hide   •  Lean  forward,  point  toes  in   •  Speak  in  incomplete  sentences   •  Jerking  movements   •  Limited  eye  contact  –  check  in   •  Smiling  a  lot  –  appease  others   Women  in  parJcular  –  must  adjust  their  body  language   to  the  situaJon  and  their  intenJon.  
  • 11. Leadership  Success     Your  thoughts  dictate  your  outcome!       Seize  the  opportunity  –  make  it  work  for  you.         ComparaGve  Performance  Analysis!     Leaders  say  “thank  you”!     Expert  –  Leader  –  Visionary  –  Risk     Perfect  your  Body  Language!         Squash  the  Imposter  Syndrome  –  SIT  AT  THE  TABLE!     Encourage  leadership  by  sharing.     Start  mentoring  those  with  their  hands  up.  
  • 12. “The  ability  to  learn  is  the  most  important   quality  a  leader  can  have.”       Bianca  Bosker   Prepared  by:    Robbin  Wilson   robbin37@gmail.com  
  • 13. DALLAS   LEAN  IN   Success  and  Likeability   July  25,  2013  
  • 14. Women  in  the  top  leadership  posiFon   North  Texas-­‐headquartered  accounts   100  largest  public  companies  –  2   100  largest  private  companies  –  11   25  largest  nonprofit  organizaFons  –  7   25  largest  Law  Firms  –  2   Dallas  Business  Journal  Book  of  Lists  2013  
  • 15. Women  that  are  on  the  highest  paid  North  Texas  Public  Company  CEOs  and   Directors  list   50  Highest-­‐paid  North  Texas  Public  Company  CEOs  –  0   50  Highest-­‐paid  directors  of  Public  companies  –  5   Dallas  Business  Journal  Book  of  Lists  2013  
  • 16. Webcast  –  7/24/13   Live  studio  audience  –  over  300   Over  50  watch  parGes   13,000  virtual  parGcipants  
  • 17. “Success  and  likeability  are  posiGvely  correlated  for  men   and  negaGvely  for  women.    When  a  man  is  successful,   he  is  liked  by  both  men  and  women.    When  a  woman  is   successful,  people  of  both  genders  like  her  less.”   Sheryl  Sandberg,  Lean  In:  women,  Work,  and  the  Will  to   Lead  
  • 18. Discussion  Points   WanGng  to  be  liked   WanGng  to  be  successful   TooGng  your  own  horn   AddiGonal  work  without  addiGonal  reward   NegoGaGng  
  • 19. What  can  we  do  immediately?   Recognize  the  issues   Develop  creaGve  approaches   Learn  from  each  other   Prepared  by  Debbie  Lane