The Inner Critic
One of the biggest barriers that keeps us playing small is listening to our inner critics. Use these resources to help your team members get to know what the inner critic is and what they can do about it. It turns out, the answer is not becoming more confident!
The Confidence Myth – What it Means to Your Career | LinkedIn.com
Helping an Employee Overcome Their Self-Doubt | Harvard Business Review
Inner Critic vs Realistic Thinking
Why Your Inner Critic Speaks Up When You Least Expect It
Leaving Good Student Habits Behind
Girls are doing better in school than their male counterparts, and women are seeking out more years of higher education than men. Yet often “good student habits” hold women back in the workplace. Use these resources to talk about how to shift from Good Student Habits to the very different skills and capacities women need to thrive at work.
Women Need to Realize Work Isn’t School | Harvard Business Review
Why Women Don’t Apply for Jobs Unless They’re 100% Qualified | Harvard Business Review
The Women’s School to Work Guide (downloadable PDF)
Unhooking From Praise and Criticism
Praise and criticism impact women in unique ways: women have been socialized to be likable, to not rock the boat. On top of that, research tells us that the feedback women receive in the workplace tends to be more personal and more personality focused, and often more vague. Unhooking from praise and criticism is a key milestone on the path to playing bigger. Use these resources to begin the discussion with your team.
Learning to Love Criticism | New York Times
Hooked vs. Unhooked | TaraMohr.com
Keynote from Emerging Women Live
Communicating With Power
Research shows that women and marginalized groups in any culture tend to use a variety of speech and writing habits that undermine how powerfully and authoritatively we come across. While this originates as a necessary strategy for softening our voice and dealing with bias, it can become an overused default behavior that limits us. Use these materials to help raise your team’s awareness about the undermining speech habits and begin communicating more powerfully.
How Women Undermine Themselves with Words | GOOP.com
How to Negotiate | GOOP.com