4 Ways to Shatter the Glass Ceiling to SuccessAug 17, 2021
Did you know there are things you could be doing right now that put a glass ceiling over your head? Don’t worry, you can remove it as fast as you placed it there.
The term “glass ceiling” was actually coined back in 1978 by Marilyn Loden who heard women talking about their own lack of career advancement.
I’ve identified 4 behaviors I see in women that put this glass in place. Here’s what they are and how to remove them from your life.
You know what, I don't want you to brag about yourself either! Bragging would be walking in a room and telling people how great you are because that kind of talk doesn’t share your value.
We are taught at a young age, first and foremost, to not talk about ourselves. Well, that's not helpful when you're sitting in an interview and you MUST talk about yourself.
I streamline processes to increase productivity by…...
I keep employees engaged by…...
I increase revenue by...
I create buy-in from different levels in the organization that ……
No matter your job function you increase efficiencies and either decrease costs or increase revenue. You matter to the business, now tell people why.
I’m not qualified
There have been several studies done that report the same findings. Men apply for jobs when they meet 60% of the qualifications. Women apply when they meet 100%.
You're applying for a job that, technically, you've already done! There's no challenge. In fact, most companies will assume you will get bored in the role and won’t even interview you. Instead, I want you to look at that job posting and as long as you meet 50 to 60% of the job description, apply.
But also, don't be afraid to delegate. Leveraging your team or coworkers actually creates a richer work product. Use your team so that you don't burn out or give others the impression you aren't a team player. The greatest leaders utilize their teams.
I can’t work normal hours
Instead, why not apply for remote positions. Did you know LinkedIn is moving its entire company virtual? Why do you think they chose this? Because it allows their workforce more flexibility in their lives. Project deadlines didn’t change, the mindset of what matters most did.
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