The Language of Power
Challenging Power in the Workplace
In this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Tara about standing up to people in power. The difficulties that come with being a woman in the workplace are no secret - Tara explains how those difficulties magnify when challenging power and implores us to effectively communicate our ideas for actionable change. From equipping ourselves with the facts to staying true to our values, Tara illustrates the big picture of how we can be just as powerful as those we dare challenge.
Host: Lorelei Gonzalez
Co-host: Tara, Not the HR Lady
Tara is an Executive, Board Member, Writer, Speaker and People Leader. She is also the Creator, Executive Producer, and Host of “Not the HR Lady All Things People, No BS” a web series about the workplace. Tara is the CEO of Not the HR Lady, an Organization that's committed to getting bullshit out of the workplace. From racism to misogyny to bigotry to pay disparity to white privilege to suicide to mental wellness to bullying; the goal is simple: to start an on-going dialogue about previously thought of as 'taboo' topics for work, lead the change, aid individuals & companies on their journey and ultimately, to make the workplace better.
Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):
- Challenging power and where to start 1:12
- Gender-specific hurdles 7:30
- Responding with the FACTS 13:20
- Common pitfalls 17:45
- Compromising...when we’re (obviously) always right 20:45
- 4 steps to The Big Picture 26:10
- Femme fact: Jane Fraser 29:00
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes (book)
- The Little Black Book of Success by Elaine Meryl Brown, Marsha Haygood, and Rhonda McLean (book)
Link to show transcript here.
Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our webinar “Stand in Your Power | Lauri Smith”
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