In her most recent book, Drinking From a Different Well, author Annette Simmons looks at the “genius of women’s narratives about power.” After reading the book myself, I highly recommend it to both women and men in leadership. It is both challenging and fascinating, helpful and informative, because whatever we say about progress, there’s more to be done for equality in this space.
Annette is a keynote speaker, consultant, and author of several books. In this episode, we focus on Drinking From a Different Well and the topic of women’s stories changing what power means in action. She tackles huge problems and how there are different perspectives not only on the problem but the solution as well. Listen to this episode with Annette to learn more as she is highly articulate about this topic and although she says the book was primarily written for women, I found it extremely helpful as a male reader to see how we can bring the best out of everyone in an organization.
What We Talked About in This Episode:
- Anette’s Background and Lessons Learned About Equality
- The Books Annette Has Written
- The Stages of Changing a Habit
- Empathy as a Woman’s Superpower
- The Catalysts Needed to Push Progress Further
- The Difference Between Avoiding Harm and Avoiding Risk
- Shifting Narratives in the Moment
- The Danger of Only Having the Competitive Narrative
- The Price of Efficiency
- Different Perceptions of the Same Problem
- Moral Distress
- The Results of Having Women in Leadership
- Striking a Balance and Avoiding the Extremes
- Annette’s Book Recommendations and Daily Rituals
About Our Guest:
Annette Simmons is a vibrant keynote speaker, consultant and author of several books: The Story Factor, Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins, A Safe Place for Dangerous Truth, Territorial Games: Understanding and Ending Turf Wars at Work, and her most recent publication Drinking From a Different Well. Annette started with a business degree from Louisiana State University in 1983, spent ten years in Australia in international business, attained a M.Ed. from NC State in 1994 and started Group Process Consulting in 1996. Annette is surprisingly honest, ferrets out hidden opportunities, joyfully takes risks and tells a good story.
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Links and Resources:
- Annette Simmons Website
- Books by Annette Simmons
- Annette Simmons @TheStoryFactor on Twitter
- Annette Simmons on LinkedIn
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