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Speak Up, Lady!

Posted by Michael Dolan on June 28, 2012 in Uncategorized |

Even after decades of support groups, civil rights laws and women’s literature, too many women devalue themselves at work when they speak.

“Women need to make a conscious decision to hear what they are saying and the effect it has, on others and themselves,” says career coach Caroline Dowd-Higgins.

For example, a woman undercuts her own position by adding a question to a direct statement: “I sent the proposal yesterday, okay?”

(Using the word “Lady” evolves a bundle of connotations of meaning and tradition.  It is often the dividing line between generations with young people on the side of experiment and their elders cautioning “lady like” behavior.)

Read more:

http://carolinedowdhiggins.com/2012/06/harness-the-power-of-leadership-language/

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