Not Qualified. Really?

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A beloved client was considering a move. She had seen a VP role she was interested in.

“But I’m not qualified,” this senior director said. “I haven’t done ________,” and she named some technical skill.

So I told her a story.

I had a client — a director at a large health-care organization — whose boss checks Google when he doesn’t know how to do something.He leads a large organization, he’s renowned as an expert authority and, yes, he’s Googling his gaps of knowledge on the fly.

“He asks Google how to do his job,” she laughed.

A well-known study found that women will only apply for a job/promotion if they meet 100 percent of the required qualifications. Men will apply if they meet 60 percent of the qualifications… (Read the rest of the story at The Seattle Times.)