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Following the dialogue on why there aren't more women in senior leadership, from Leaning in to The Confidence Gap? See my latest article in the new issue of Talent Quarterly. Written with my good friend and colleagues, Rob Kaiser. Based on conducting “gender audits” in six different companies—where we systematically analyze 360 data to understand a company’s leadership culture and how it affects women. The results challenge conventional wisdom on why women leaders struggle to reach the top.
Sometimes, when you’re cooking, you don’t need a recipe. It’s either a simple dish or you’ve made that particular recipe so many times that you can whip it up simply from memory or experience.
Then there are other times when you’re working on a new or complex dish. You still have the same skill set and yet your odds of success go way up if you have a proven recipe to follow – something to go along step by step.
I would argue that conversations follow that same path, that the art of conversation and the art of cooking aren’t that different from one another. Most conversations will come naturally but others can be more complex or difficult. Many reasons account for this, especially in a business setting, including: size of group, emotional reactions to the topic or the intricate elements, angles, or questions the topic encompasses. But if you have a recipe—an underlying guide to follow—success is much more certain.