THE VALUE OF A CLOSE FEMALE NETWORK
A short one this week as I’m away and the internet is proving difficult.
A study conducted by the Kellogg School of Management found that if women are to succeed at senior levels they can’t do it alone.
Women do better when they have a small, tight group of women to support them.
We’re not talking about large support networks, which are helpful in a different way. These are 2-6 women who you have a coffee or go for a walk with from time to time and can call when you’re overwhelmed, confused or even proud!
I run a group coaching program and what the participants find most useful is actually each other – having another perspective, being able to share success and disaster and different ways to approach things.
If you’re considering a step up to GM, you’ll be more successful if you don’t try to do it alone.
Here’s a link to find out more:
And here’s a video about the session.
3 TOP TIPS FOR DEVELOPING A SUPPORT GROUP
We are more successful together than alone. Here are 3 tips for building the network you need.
1) Share Your Intentions Being bashful never helped anyone. Share your ambitions with other women and find out what their ambitions are. If you don’t know what each other are aiming for you’re going to be of limited use to each other.
2) Share information If you have found a helpful resource (like my mini-masterclass for example 🙂 ) let the others know so you can discuss your needs and plan action on the back of it
3) Share your progress Had a win? Share it. Had a setback? Share it. Reached a roadblock? Share it and get some ideas on how to break through/find a different path.