Finding clarity can be especially beneficial to women in the workplace.
“Women, generally, can be risk-averse,” Peterson says. She cites a study by Hewlett Packard that found that if a man felt he was at least 60% competent in the skills required for the job, he would apply. Meanwhile, women felt they needed to be 100% competent before applying.
“Essentially, they said they needed to know how to do the job before they would apply for it and negated any of the learning curve that comes naturally with a new position,” Peterson says.
This is where clarity comes in.
“Clarity gives you confidence,” Peterson says. “It gives you the ability to pursue and stick with something without knowing specifically how it will happen and when. It gives you the motivation to get out of bed again and to keep at it when you have one of those days where things don’t go the way you want.”
Peterson, who is also on the ATHENA International board, will be the keynote speaker at the IHRSA’s Women's Leadership Summit on November 14, 2019, in Orlando, FL. The interactive presentation will help guide attendees to make decisions that will take them to a more fulfilling place.
“By going through this presentation, you will walk out with actionable items and the beginning of a plan to get the clarity you deserve in your career,” Peterson says of her event.