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Is your 'internal glass ceiling' holding you back?

Monday, March 14, 2016  
Posted by: Rufino Cabang
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Women who want to advance at work have to overcome both the traditional glass ceiling and an "internal glass ceiling” that may be holding them back, author and executive coach Dr. Shelley Reciniello told NEW members during "The Conscious Leader: Breaking the Glass Ceiling Within," the second webinar in the NEW Summit Speakers Series, March 9, 2016.

"There are lots of things we do on an unconscious level that contribute to holding ourselves back," Reciniello explained. "Human beings are not rational and every day their Illogical, unconscious minds are walking into offices with hidden agendas.

"Sometimes what's happening underneath the surface is more of what's caused the problem than anything else."

Women must have a courageous conversation with themselves to reveal blind spots that could be preventing them from achieving their career goals, she said.

To unlock potential, Reciniello recommends taking these steps toward conscious leadership:

  • Take care of mental hygiene. Apart from meditating, do some organizing in your head. A self-talk of three to five minutes can prepare you for your day.
  • Know that people regress in groups. Groups get away with things individuals wouldn't get away with — bring civil behavior to work.
  • Remember, "everyone can't be like me." Listen to others to learn who they are.
  • Talk to each other. "[Women] can do that in the workplace. There's opportunity there."

"If unconscious, you will be living in the past, reacting," Reciniello said. "If conscious, you will respond to life — and bring your best self to work."

NEW members may register free online for the next NEW Summit Speakers Series webinar "The Power of Your Ideas: Become a Recognized Expert" with author and marketing consultant Dorie Clark, April 20 at 1 p.m. ET. Members may view previous webinars in the NEW Study Hall.


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