The outsider effect

The outsider effect

One of the impediment to the advancement of Black women into leadership positions is the ‘outsider effect’. The belief that one can only be there on merit only, that one can only rely on an impeccable performance record, that one cannot even rely on any grace or help from anyone else in the workplace.

That can work for a while especially in the first few years of one’s career. Your merit and hard-work can take you far. However at some point you are going to make mistakes, life will happen, circumstances beyond your control may affect your outstanding performance, if that is the only thing you can rely on. You might find yourself really on the outside of the running for the next level of leadership and impact

Another thing is that leadership runs on relationships, it moves from a technical role where you can rely on your own hard work and expertise to performance through others. If you haven’t honed your ability to ask for help, influence others, network and negotiate. What got you here will keep you outside of the next level of leadership

Are you a Black Woman in the Workplace who feels called to the next level of leadership, income and impact?

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Published by Hlatswayobusisiwe

MBA (Henley), Career Coach and Founder Black Women in the workplace

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