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I’m taking credit, are you?

By on October 20, 2014
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Go to any therapeutic hypnosis training and you’ll see lats of women. In fact for most trainings the majority of the students are women. It’s a profession dominated by women.

But go to any convention and you’ll see the board made up of men, men giving the keynote address, men speaking about their own brilliance.

Why is this? Are we as women simply inferior, or is it that we do not take the credit that is due to us. Research shows it is the latter, and that when men and women work together men get ahead by taking the credit for any and all achievements, while the women modestly share the praise with everyone else.

So maybe it’s high time we started to take the credit for what we do, to stand up and be counted for the contributions we make. People like Kelley Woods have already begun this process, and it’s up to the rest of us to follow suit.

The following post in the Huffington Post is a timely reminder of what we need to do and some tricks for doing it elegantly.

Think hard: When’s the last time you took credit — really took credit — for a job well done? A study published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin found that women who work with men are far less likely to take credit for their work than those who collaborate with other women. Instead, women in mixed-gender work teams tend to give more credit than is necessary — or even true — to their male colleagues. Read more…

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The CafeHypno Editorial Team Sarah Carson, Jess Marion and Shawn Carson

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