As a communication coach, I pride myself on giving thoughtful constructive advice. So, you can imagine how concerned I was when someone told me my guidance was wrong.
At a leadership communications program for women, I had a conversation with a young woman climbing the corporate ladder. She asked my opinion about the following:
a) An older senior female manager told her to stop coming across so confidently. What should she do?
b) The same women who is several positions above her also said when someone more senior enters a room, if all seats are taken, she should relinquish hers to them.