Do you have “the disease to please” where you are so fearful of disappointing others than you fail to hold them accountable, assert your own boundaries, and say no when it serves your best interests? Are you reluctant to claim your achievements and find yourself over-assigning credit for your successes to others because you fear being perceived as a showboat or a self-promoting jerk? Are you expending too much energy thinking too much about the past, dissecting your mistakes, blaming yourself, and turning regret inward rather than moving on? If so, you are not alone.
Many professional women struggle with these habits and nine other behaviors outlined in the new book How Women Rise written by leadership experts Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith. These habits keep women back from their next raise, promotion, or job. I am a certified Marshall Goldsmith coach and women's leadership presenter that has helped other women leaders identify what is holding them back and then advance by stopping habits that no longer serve them. Collaborate with me to break these habits so you too can rise to your full potential!