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The ‘nice girl’ conundrum: Can you be nice and still be successful?


by Victoria Stokes
22nd Nov 2022
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We’re brought up with the notion that girls should be nice. Then we’re told ‘nice girls’ can’t be effective leaders. So which is it and what can you do if your style of leadership is just that - nice?

‘Nice girls don’t get the corner office’. How many times have you heard this phrase? It has permeated pop culture and instilled a long-standing myth that women need to be bitchy, mean and unfeeling to get ahead. This myth tells women there’s only one way to be in business and that you can’t be nice if you want to succeed. Has the notion ever prevented you from going for a leadership role? Has it prompted...

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