258: Overcoming Hurdles to Change the Face of Leadership

258: Overcoming Hurdles to Change the Face of Leadership

258: Overcoming Hurdles to Change the Face of Leadership

What’s the evidence that women face unique hurdles in advancing to executive leadership roles? Jennifer McCollum shares the data based on 25+ years of research conducted by Linkage. The facts are real. In this conversation, we focus on the actions women can take to overcome these hurdles – and what men can do to be effective allies and executive sponsors. You will love Jennifer’s passion for this topic and her transparency in describing some of her own experiences.

Jennifer is the former CEO of Linkage, a SHRM company, where she oversaw the strategic direction and global operations of this leadership development firm. Linkage’s mission is to “Change the Face of Leadership” and over the past 35 years the company has been dedicated to improving leadership effectiveness and equity in hundreds of organizations globally.

Jennifer has 20 years of experience building and leading businesses in the leadership space. She’s a highly sought-after consultant and speaker, with deep expertise in Inclusive Leadership and Advancing Women Leaders.

She’s a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches and the author of the new book, In Her Own Voice: A Woman’s Rise to CEO: Overcoming Hurdles to Change the Face of Leadership. Highly recommended for women and men alike!

You’ll discover:

  • Why the Inner Critic is the “uber” hurdle that impacts the other 7
  • How the Compassion Center’s 4 steps can help you shift from judging yourself or others
  • The distinction between External Bias and Internal Bias
  • The importance of Recognized Confidence, a step beyond self-confidence
  • What men can do to support women and the role of Executive Sponsorship

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