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How Women at the Top Can Renew Their Mental Energy (HBR)

by Merete Wedell-Wedellsborg

For women with leadership ambitions, there is no shortage of advice for how to reach the top. By learning to lean in, speak out, negotiate, delegate, and a dozen other behaviors, women everywhere are launching themselves through the glass ceilings of their organizations, landing jobs at or near the C-suite level.

But what happens after the promotion?
While top-level jobs are tough on everyone, the transition to senior management comes with extra challenges for women. Some are psychological, pertaining to gender differences in risk-taking and self-confidence. Others are structural; in parenting, for instance, childcare and domestic duties are still disproportionately shouldered by the female partner. While these barriers affect women at all levels of the organization, they are particularly pronounced in the pressure-cooker environment at the top, putting women at a disadvantage.

At the center is managing your mental energy: How to gain it, maintain it, and not drain it.

In the article you find three tatics women in top-level jobs have used to succeed:

  • knowing your superchargers,
  • finding a work ally, and
  • reducing your anxiety levels.

… read more in article by by Merete Wedell-Wedellsborg

Jointly, the three tactics that have been outlined in the article can make a real difference in terms of managing your energy and succeeding at the top. And in more ways than one, doing so is crucial, because a lot hangs in the balance.

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