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Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong

by Jessica Bacal and Jess Bacal

ISBN: 9780142180570
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High-achieving women share their worst mistakes at work - and how learning from them paved the way to success. In Mistakes I Made at Work, Jessica Bacal interviews twenty-five successful women and their toughest on-the-job moments. These innovators across a variety of fields - from the arts to finance to tech - reveal that they're more thoughtful, purposeful, and assertive as leaders because they learned from their mistakes, not because they never made any. Interviewees include- Joanna Barsh, director emeritus of McKinsey & Company Carol S. Dweck, Stanford psychology professor Ruth Ozeki, New York Times bestselling author of A Tale for the Time Being and many more. Ideal for millennials just starting their careers, for women seeking to advance at work, or for anyone grappling with issues of perfectionism, Mistakes I Made at Work features fascinating and surprising anecdotes, as well as tips for readers. Praise for Mistakes I Made at Work 'As valuable for its wisdom and its advice as it is pure fun to read.' Cathi Hanauer, author of Gone and editor of The Bitch in the House

Author Biography

Jessica Bacal is the director of the Wurtele Center for Work & Life at Smith College. She lives with her husband and two children in Northampton, MA.

Review

Named by Fast Company as a "Top 10 Book You Need to Read This Year" Named by Publishers Weekly as a "Top 10 Business/Economics Book for Spring 2014"

"This insightful book reminds us that even the women we most admire have dealt with failure. It perfectly captures one of the wisest things my mother ever told me -- that failure isn't the opposite of success, it's a stepping stone to success." -Arianna Huffington

"As valuable for its wisdom and its advice as it is pure fun to read." -Cathy Hanaeur, author of The Bitch in the House

"Refreshing...filled with humor and humiliation, plus loads of hard-earned career management advice." -Elle

"Absorbing...a comforting and genuine reminder that everyone makes mistakes." -New York Magazine

"An important book ...Crucial character boot camp for women everywhere." -The Globe and Mail -- praise

Review Quote

Named by Fast Company as a "Top 10 Book You Need to Read This Year" Named by Publishers Weekly as a "Top 10 Business/Economics Book for Spring 2014" "This insightful book reminds us that even the women we most admire have dealt with failure. It perfectly captures one of the wisest things my mother ever told me -- that failure isn't the opposite of success, it's a stepping stone to success." Arianna Huffington "As valuable for its wisdom and its advice as it is pure fun to read." Cathy Hanaeur, author of The Bitch in the House "Refreshing…filled with humor and humiliation, plus loads of hard-earned career management advice." Elle "Absorbing…a comforting and genuine reminder that everyone makes mistakes." New York Magazine "An important book …Crucial character boot camp for women everywhere." The Globe and Mail -- praise

Excerpt from Book

This excerpt is from an advance uncorrected proof. Copyright

Product Details

Author
Jessica Bacal, Jess Bacal
Short Title
MISTAKES I MADE AT WORK
Publisher
Plume Books
Language
English
ISBN-10
0142180572
ISBN-13
9780142180570
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
2014
Publication Date
2014-04-15
Subtitle
25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong
Edited by
Jessica Bacal
Pages
252
Country of Publication
India
Audience Age
18
Audience
General/Trade