Sally Helgesen

Sally Helgesen is on a mission to help women to recognize, articulate and act on their greatest strengths – and help companies organizations create more inclusive cultures. Bestselling author of How Women Rise and renowned leadership coach, Sally talks about the “perfectionism trap” and other traits that stand in women’s way, and how to step into true empowerment as business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Show Notes

You may have already read Sally Helgesen’s new best-selling book, How Women Rise.

If not pick it up right now: It contains the blueprint not only for women entrepreneurs and executives but also for businesses that want to grow their bottom line.

For 30 years Sally has been helping women to recognize, articulate and act on their greatest strengths – and help companies organizations create more inclusive cultures, as a bestselling author, leadership coach and international speaker.

How Women Rise, co-authored with #1 ranked executive coach Marshall Goldsmith, helps women identify the behaviors most likely to hold them back as they seek to move to highest levels of executive leadership and entrepreneurship.

On this episode, learn:

  • How to avoid the “perfectionism trap”, likely the single biggest impediment to women’s success
  • Understand why perfectionism makes women risk adverse
  • How perfectionism stands in the way of team building and leadership: Who really likes to work for a perfectionist?
  • How to ask for help (and why women don’t)
  • How to leverage our natural intuitiveness and inclusiveness
  • Why we often fail to leverage those big networks and relationships we create – to get business, mentoring, find opportunities

Sally has so much insight to share on these topics!

Her previous books include The Female Advantage: Women’s Ways of Leading, hailed as a classic and continuously in print since 1990, and The Female Vision: Women’s Real Power at Work, which explores how women’s strategic insights can strengthen their careers and their organizations.  Yet another of Sally’s books The Web of Inclusion: A New Architecture for Building Great Organizations, was cited in The Wall Street Journal as one of the best books on leadership of all time and is credited with bringing the language of inclusion into business.

More about Sally here:

Get a free discussion guide for the book you can download from sallyhelgesen.com

Sally provides leadership programs for clients including Chevron, Google, IBM, BHP Billiton Melbourne, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, The World Bank, The West Point Military Academy, Roschier LLP Helsinki, ING Amsterdam, HP Asia Pacific, The Distributed Education Network Oslo and the Women’s Leadership Forum of Kuala Lumpur. She has consulted with the United Nations Development Program on building more inclusive country offices in Africa and Asia, led seminars at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and been visiting scholar at Northwestern University, U-Nordic Stockholm, and the Lauriston Institute AU. She’s also a contributing editor to Strategy+Business magazine and a member of the International Women’s Forum.

Read the full transcript here

163 How Women Rise: Sally Helgesen on Leveraging Women’s Greatest Strengths As Leaders, Innovators and Entrepreneurs

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