My guest today is Annette Simmons, keynote speaker, consultant, and author of four books, including The Story Factor, listed in The 100 Best Business Books of All Time. She got her business degree from Louisiana State University in 1983, spent ten years in Australia in international business, got an M.Ed. from North Carolina State University (1994), and founded Group Process Consulting in 1996.
Today we are discussing her new book, Drinking from a Different Well: How Women’s Stories Change What Power Means in Action. Learn more at her book’s website.
Women often face the systematic erasure of their perspective and stories — told they’re being “difficult” or “irrational.” But women deserve to be listened to — and need ways to resist being shut down.
Why it matters: Women’s wisdom and ability to see the bigger picture is a powerful force. They often see things in a moral context — and that’s a vital balance to the competitive systems that tend to drive too many decisions.
During our conversation we discussed 5 Key Steps to Trust Your Instincts, Find Your Power and Tell Your Story
- How women can come to trust their own instincts
- How can women push back against systematic gaslighting, pushbacks and denial.
- Learning to take the space and time to be heard without direct confrontation that are powerful and effective
- How women can insist on their own narrative and stick to it
- Why moral emotions are so important
- How to construct a shared (and convincing) frame of reference
Stand your ground – patience does not mean weakness. No one can take your power from you.Annette Simmons
Let’s go to the Conversation
Drinking From a Different Well – the Book
Connect with Annette
Websites: www.differentwell.com (also www.annettesimmons.com)