In my Coaching practice I have seen first-hand how the “Disease to Please” undermines the effectiveness and impact of women leaders. They sometimes talk themselves out of asserting themselves in situations where their differing viewpoint is needed, instead they choose to hold back in order to keep the peace. Adding race, age, orientation to the mix can create even greater complexities for those who have a ‘“Pleaser mindset”.
The 5 proposed ways in which Millennials will transform the workplace in 2018 are aspirations that transcend beyond their cohort. It will be interesting to see which other cohorts will step up to co-lead this transformation with Millennials’. If done collaboratively there can be win-wins all around for all.
For many leaders they have spent their careers helping others navigate change from the front meaning they were in many cases initiating and leading the changes and at hand.
This important work by Catalyst (see attached complete study) gives voice to and validates insights about the unique experience of people of color as they strive to advance and contribute to their organizations.