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You can get the promotion, but can you keep it?

Pooja Dang Leadership Articles

We can focus so much on getting the promotion that we start to crumble once we do. Lena, a client of mine, is a perfect example. After landing a Senior Director role she’d been after for ages, she thought all her work had finally paid off. But then the doubt started to creep in. She […]

Do Challenges MAKE You or BREAK You?

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Challenges sift the wheat from the chaff. That’s their gift. They make you decide if you want something bad enough or if you can live without it. They force you to pull harder for an outcome or realize it’s not that important. They get you to lean in harder or forget about it altogether. It’s […]

You Are Here to Take Up Space

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She was the only woman in a room full of males. A bit intimidated and sheepish. Trying to fly under the radar. Didn’t want to make noise. She stood in the corner despite being head of operations,  despite wanting to run these meetings someday! Until she hired me as her executive coach. Immediately, we got […]

Do You Run From Success?

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From the moment I started coaching her, she wanted to be in the C-suite.  That was her goal. Recently, she got the chance. She was offered COO! Her initial reaction? To find all the reasons she wasn’t ready, why the move would let her team down and how it ultimately wouldn’t pan out. She’d worked […]

The Scariest Fear You Should Have

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There’s a lot of fear and hesitancy that can come with big changes, risks and dreams.   The reality is, if we try for something, we might not get it. We might not get the job. We might not get the promotion. We might not meet our goal. We might not earn the bigger salary. […]

What’s Keeping you Small

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Whenever I hear a client of mine say “My work should speak for itself” as an objection to publicly showcasing, displaying, or bringing attention to their work, I know it’s time to gently serve up some truth. And it’s tricky to do because they say it with such confidence. But I know it’s false confidence. […]

Since When did Little Dreams Change the World?

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The other day, a female business owner said to me, “I don’t need to be crazy rich, just comfortable enough.”  I almost blew a gasket.  Why not rich?  Why not filthy fucking rich? And, hey, it’s her thing if she just wants to make however much, but I could hear the resignation in her voice. […]