What Keeps High-Achieving Women From Choosing Executive Positions. VI. Results: Themes One – Three

What Keeps High-Achieving Women From Choosing Executive Positions. VI. Results: Themes One – Three

Sample survey comments:

“I’m collaborative with people who want to be a team, but competitive with those who want to compete. It doesn’t matter whether it is a man or a woman. I’m not the initiator, but I will not back down if they want to compete.”

“I have been told that I intimidate other leaders due to my background, professionalism and successes.”

“I like to stay busy but I wouldn’t call this restless. That is when I’m most at ease.”

Possible negative internal factors and behaviors from Theme #3 Driven by a need for recognition based on performance:

May overlook and even allow discrimination to continue
Appearing insensitive to other people’s needs, desires and solutions
Reacting harshly to criticism
Mistaking their intimidating behaviors for persuasiveness
Holding people to a standard they create without tolerance for differences
Being susceptible to impulsive decision-making and burnout
When disagreeing with others, coming across as argumentative, obstinate and blunt and then justifying their behavior
Not really listening

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Marcia Reynolds

Marcia ReynoldsIn addition to coaching leaders in global companies, Dr. Marcia Reynolds travels the world speaking and teaching classes in advanced coaching skills, leadership and emotional intelligence. She is the author of 3 books and has been quoted in major online and print publications in the US and Europe.

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