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Unlocking the Secrets of Female Leadership: The Confidence Paradox


We've all been there — that gut-wrenching moment when you question, "Am I ready for this?" What if the very thing that holds you back, could be your greatest strength?


The 50% Confidence Drop Phenomenon

Picture this: You've climbed the corporate ladder, outshone many, and the next step? A grand promotion. Yet, why do so many women report a significant drop in confidence as they ascend into higher roles? It's like walking on a tightrope, looking down and questioning if we have what it takes to make it to the other side. Dawn, a seasoned executive leadership coach, sheds light on this perplexing phenomenon in her candid chat on the Wild Feather Podcast.


The Expectation of Perfection

In a world that often shouts 'you need to have it all figured out,' it's no surprise that women feel the weight of being an 'expert'. If a role demands 10 criteria, most men jump in with confidence when they meet just one. In contrast, women hesitate unless they tick off 9 out of 10. But here's the thing: Leadership isn't about having all the answers. It's about the journey of discovery, the courage to learn on the job, and giving oneself the grace and space to evolve.


The Nurturer's Dilemma

Could our nurturing instinct be a double-edged sword? On one side, it's a strength that makes women empathetic and team-centric leaders. But on the flip side, it sometimes wrongly convinces us that we must be 'perfect' before stepping into the spotlight.


Finding Strength in the Struggle

The beauty of these insights? They remind us that the journey to leadership is filled with highs and lows, moments of doubt, and bursts of clarity. It's not about having all the credentials but about the relentless spirit to continue, to learn, and to grow.

To all the budding women leaders out there, you're more ready than you think. As Dawn poignantly shares in the Wild Feather Podcast episode, "Why You're More Ready Than You Think: Unpacking Female Leadership," it's time we shift the narrative, break the chains of perfectionism, and embrace the imperfect yet empowering journey of leadership.


Dive Deeper

Ready to uncover more? This isn't just a conversation; it's a call to action. Tune in to the podcast episode and join the movement to redefine female leadership.


 

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