Nice Bossy Podcast – Episode 4
This is a very special episode to me. I share the origins of the phrase “Nice Bossy” and what is means to me at-home and in business. I have a beautiful, spirited, powerful daughter who is often called “bossy” and I want her to know that bossy isn’t a bad thing; rather it means that she is a leader, but that there are ways to lead that are Nice Bossy by using empathy, kindness and compassion. This episode touches on some of my own experiences as a female leader and how I’ve shaped my life and business around being kind.
Highlights from this episode:
2:00 – Being the mother of a beautiful, spirited 6-year old daughter who has been labelled “bossy” from a young age.
2:50 – Why is it just girls that are called bossy? What do we call the “bossy” boys?
3.:45 – How I coined the phrase “nice bossy” for my daughter to help her understand that being bossy isn’t a bad thing.
4:30 – How to be nice bossy from a young age.
6:00 – My perspective on the notion of bossiness
7:10 – My experience with a female leader who was the opposite of nice bossy and how this hurt, and then inspired me.
10:00 – Poor examples of female leadership.
10:45 – A quote from NZ Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern on empathetic leadership.
12:00 – Reflections around International Women’s Day (March 2021)
13:00 – My childhood and perspectives around female equality
15:00 – My hopes for the future
Resources & notes:
Jacinda Ardern’s quote on empathetic leadership – “One of the criticisms I’ve faced over the years is that I’m not aggressive enough, or assertive enough, or maybe somehow, because I’m empathetic, it means I’m weak. I totally rebel against that. I refuse to believe that you cannot be both compassionate and strong.”
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Love Emma x