A creative, intelligent woman is ready to step up to the next level, but no-one knows it.
I worked with a young woman recently who was persistently, smilingly apologetic in her language and style, habitually eager to please, vocally high pitched, and ‘girly’. Uncomfortable with silences, she saw it as her role to fill any gaps with banter.
On the threshold of stepping up into a role she was eminently qualified for, these habits were getting in the way of colleagues seeing her as a natural ‘fit’ at a higher level.
She was seen as being both young and junior. The message she was transmitting was: ‘Sorry for speaking…sorry for being here!’.Read More