Friday, March 16, 2012

The 5 Saboteurs of Female Career Success

If you were asked, "Do women in business sabotage the very success they are working so hard to obtain?" How would you answer that question? Well...according to a recent post by Lauren Carlson, the answer is in many cases "yes."

In honor of Women's History Month, I'll be providing a few posts that address the fact that in many ways...we've come a long way baby...and yet, we've got a long way to go.

Lauren's post brought to my attention again, what seems to circulate regularly in the blogosphere that women are still subtly undermining their own success; though on a conscious level one might not readily see or admit to it.

In the context of sales, Lauren shares these top 5 saboteurs taken from interviews of seasoned female sales professionals:

1. Being Afraid of Self-Promotion

2. Undervaluing Themselves and Their Services

3. Not Asking for Directions (and we thought that was just a guy thing)

4. Making Relationships the Priority

5. Being Afraid of Making a Mistake

Coaching tip: Examine how any of these have impacted your work performance. I'd love to get some comments. Once you've contemplated your own experience, I recommend you read Lauren's complete post and see other explanations.

I must say, we really have to recognize, get help, and overcome these. Let's not waste any more time or talent in the one life we have to live!

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