Of all the tasks and endeavors you may do online— shop, pay bills, watch your favorite shows or listen to the latest music—this one online course can change your professional and personal lives forever.
Gloria Feldt, co-founder and president of Take The Lead, this month is launching the latest version of Take The Lead’s successful online courses, “9 Leadership Power Tools: The Sure Steps To Advance Your Career,” with eight weeks of curriculum, paired with eight weekly live Q & A chats on Facebook with Feldt.
“It’s time for power to promote equality in leadership, not dominance,” Feldt says.
“While you may have great credentials, strategy and intention are often far more important than anything else,” says Feldt, author of the bestselling book, No Excuses” 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power. “At Take the Lead, we want you to shift from being an operator trying to climb the ladder to a game changing, boundary breaker.”@TakeLeadWomen @GloriaFeldt launches new online course 9 Leadership Power Tools so you can change your professional and personal lives forever. Registration open now! Click To Tweet
This new course offers “women the skills and mindset to make unparalleled breakthroughs” in their professional and personal lives with a learn at your own pace curriculum offered online starting August 19. Eight weekly Facebook Live chats with Feldt and the cohort begin Sept. 4. Early bird registration starts is $497.
This exclusive new course aimed at early career, mid-career and C-suite level women leaders from all industries dives into the specific tools and strategies to change the individual’s relationship to power.
An early career leader can learn to set big intentions. “Call it a head start to the board room,” Feldt says.
At mid-career, a manager can learn strategies to retain top talented staff, attract new women leaders and invigorate the organizations commitment to gender parity in leadership. Top executives can learn strategies to diversify teams “and take the top tier higher,” Feldt says.
“It’s all DIY these days,” says Feldt. “No waiting for anyone else to do it for us.”
The revamped course is designed for individual women ready to “do it for themselves,” Feldt says.
And at her own pace.
“It’s a game-changer that will give you the tools that will give you a new way to transform how you see and use power, how to negotiate more effectively, how to use my ‘life-changing’ 9 Leadership Power Tools, and a strategic leadership action plan that helps you identify exactly what you want to accomplish and map out how you’ll get there,” Feldt explains.
The time is urgent for this time investment in new strategies.
“According to a 2017 Women in the Workplace study conducted by McKinsey & Company, nearly 50 percent of men think that women are well-represented in leadership when just one in 10 senior leaders is a woman.” By comparison, only one-third of women say they feel the same, reports Refinery 29.
The paradigm of power and the shift from a concentration on the historic “power over” something or someone to a “power to” accomplish and enact change is a central focus of the online course. This power dynamic is repeated often in the narratives of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.
Most recently, the reporting on the latest allegations of sexual abuse and retaliation against women at CBS during the regime of Les Moonves, reignites the discussion of the interpretations of power as they relate to women and their careers, as well as their direct safety in the workplace.
“According to Debra Katz, a lawyer specializing in sexual harassment, there is a long-ingrained pattern of reinforcement that has given men permission to behave badly without consequence — and even, in some instances, get promoted for their work. She points out to Farrow that companies that enable and empower abusers — by making them CEO, for example — may be inundated with abusers who repeat that behavior,” writes Joyce Chen in Refinery 29.
“What this points to is a need to not only identify the men who have abused their positions of power over the last few decades, but also to create a culture wherein there is a seismic shift and internal reckoning with the factors and the people that may have contributed to that abuse of power in the first place,” Chen writes.
“Right this minute, many women are experiencing a collective ‘Power TO moment,’” Feldt says. “Fired up by the Women’s March, #MeToo, and #TimesUp, women are taking a hard look at the cost of waiting for gender parity and doing something about it. A record number of women have signed up to run for office in 2018, and women are asserting their right to workplace change from pay equity to respect and freedom from sexual harassment.”
Feldt continues, “By breaking out of the traditional notion of power, you will create a more cohesive and more powerful self-leadership strategy that is not only more holistic, but more efficient, and ultimately, more effective.”
And though you’re able to do this on your own time and from anywhere, you’ll be in a community of women on a private Facebook page to support each other as the course progresses. And I’ll be there as well answering your questions.
With the convenience of the online curriculum available beginning August 19, you can learn at your own pace and in your own time. The private Facebook group of the cohort registered in this class offers the support of like-minded women, available to ask live questions with access to Feldt and to each other.Starting August 19, join fellow #womenleaders and @GloriaFeldt for a new online course to become a game changer boundary breaker. Click To Tweet
Such support and networking access is crucial.
Barbara Humpton, the new U.S. CEO of Siemens, a $23 billion company, recently told TIME, “Having the sounding boards and the venting spaces so that when things get frustrating, someone could give you the courage to speak up and say something about it. I think that’s healthy,” she says.
According to TIME, “A recent Associated Press-commissioned analysis found women only make up 5 percent of CEOs at S&P 500 companies. Since the 1980s, the engineering field has improved to include more women, but the figures are still low, according to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. In 2017, the most recent year with available data, only about 16 percent of those employed in architecture and engineering jobs were women, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said. A 2015 study, published in the journal Work and Occupations, suggests women who leave engineering to pursue a different career may be doing so because they feel marginalized in the masculinity-heavy culture, particularly during team projects.”
Feldt adds, “Here’s what they never told you in school: upward mobility in the workplace is not simply about your work ethic or how great a team player you are. Unfortunately, there are unwritten rules to the game. But here’s something Take the Lead wants you to know: We know the rules. We break the rules. We re-write the rules.”@TakeLeadWomen co-founder @GloriaFeldt has a reminder for #womenleaders: We know the rules. We break the rules. We re-write the rules. Click To Tweet
According to Feldt, “At Take the Lead, we want you to shift from being an operator trying to climb the ladder to a game changing, boundary breaker. Because only boundary breakers shatter glass ceilings. Only game changers are recognized as indispensable leaders within a team and organization.”
Registration is open August 1 (early bird registration prices available) and the curriculum is available August 19.
“Now is the time for women to reclaim their role and their worth in the workplace and to reinvent a values system that has long been dictated by men, and for men and women both to make the proper incisions in society’s structure and see just where it breaks. It is no longer enough to be a witness; we need to testify. It is up to us to push corporate America away from its Mad Men roots and into a future that we can live with,” Chen writes.
This course can be the start of that seismic change for a better future.