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F fields – from the arts to finance to tech – reveal that they’re thoughtful purposeful and assertive as leaders because they Mistakes I MOBI #224 learned from their mistakes not because they never made any Interviewees include Cheryl Strayed bestselling author of Wild Anna Holmes founding editor of Jezebelcom Kim Gordon founding member of the band Sonic Youth Joanna Barsch Director Emeritu. My main takeaway from this book was that nobody has it all figured it out Even people at the very top have had failures This book includes lots of interesting stories of women at work It is a pretty uick read It was indeed useful to read stories of failures That way I think it is easier to embrace your own failures down the road That s important otherwise it might hold you back and you don t end up doing anything thus failing before startingGood piece of advice for passion If you don t have a passion there s nothing wrong with you I think that life is not so much about following your passion but about realizing that your journey is a long one Focus on developing hard skills like problem solving business writing and presenting and soft skills like taking initiative getting along with others and engaging in meetings Get curious about what you enjoy doing and don t enjoy and notice what gives you a lot of energy For a long time I didn t know what my passion was either but slowly discovered it by trying to do as best as I can It was great to see that few of the featured women in the book were fellow Smithies also graduated from my alma mater Smith CollegeFew of my favorite uotesWhen you have major setbacks you ironically begin to feel like you can do anything because the worst has already happened and you re no longer paralyzed by the fear of something not working outBut each of these risks whether small or substantial built my confidenceDoing work that you love can inspire others to do the same

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S of McKinsey Company Carol Dweck Stanford psychology professor Ruth Ozeki New York Times bestselling author of Tale for the Time BeingAnd many Ideal for millenials 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 I Made at PDF #186 as well as tips for readers. I wanted so badly to love this book but I just didn t The idea behind it was really strong but the execution wasn tFor one there was a lack of narrative throughout This is non fiction of course but instead of building on each other the essays just sat side by side loosely gathered by each part title Even within each woman s story there was a certain lack of depth and detail I wish each woman s voice came out alongside Bacal s Instead they all sounded the same It was hard to keep reading or to be truly inspired Maybe if the number of women was cut down and those given bigger sections to develop their lessonAnother thing I noticed was that some of the essays fell into the very trap Bacal criticized in the introduction Mistake seems to be a very subjective term for a few of these women That is some of the mistakes don t seem like mistakes They were also dealt with from a place of distance not many of the women acknowledged how scary or disruptive their mistakes were to them which made it seem like because these women were so successful means they can handle slip ups with ease and grace This undermines the whole goal this book set out to accomplish I didn t feel inspired I felt detached Their tips didn t hit the mark for me even though in general these were sound adviceThis isn t the best book on the subject Can t say I recommend it

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High achieving women Made at PDFEPUB #232 share their worst mistakes at work and how learning from them paved the way to successNamed by Fast Company as a Top Book You Need to Read This Year   In Mistakes I Made at Work a Publishers Weekly Top Business Book for Spring Jessica Bacal interviews twenty five successful women about their toughest on the job moments These innovators across a variety o. No surprise even successful people make mistakes Yes surprise here they reveal some so that we can gain inspiration for our own success Getting there lies in the desire to grow rather than merely impress Entertaining well written as well as audiobook well performed


10 thoughts on “Mistakes I Made at Work

  1. says:

    A promising concept but disappointingly flimsy on the ground I was drawn to the theme and to what I could see of the interviewee list Ruth Ozeki Kim Gordon but with rare exceptions found a lot of the accounts disappointingly insubstantial of a primerintroductory volume for young women just starting out in the workforce than for seasoned professionals This may be because Bacal is the Director of Smith College's Center for Work a

  2. says:

    No surprise even successful people make mistakes Yes surprise here they reveal some so that we can gain inspiration for our

  3. says:

    Good but not memorable Much better books for women in the workplace Selena Rezvani’s Pushback for one It’s refreshing to hear stor

  4. says:

    A revolutionary idea talk about mistakes and what you learned from them And then ask well known women to contribute Great premise executed well I enjoyed reading about the various experiences backgrounds and professions and could see the commonality of professional women navigating organizational and relational challenges

  5. says:

    I enjoyed this book but many of the essays were from writers so it wasn't representative of many careers it was especially low on examples of women in STEM fields Additionally almost all of the essay writers were connected to Smith College in some way and all were college educated While the book had some valuable lessons I felt a lot of these women were allowed to take big risks and learn from failures because they had significa

  6. says:

    My main takeaway from this book was that nobody has it all figured it out Even people at the very top have had failures This book includes lots of interesting stories of women at work It is a pretty uick read It was indeed useful to read stories of failures That way I think it is easier to embrace your own failures down the road That’s important otherwise it might hold you back and you don't end up doing anything thus failing before sta

  7. says:

    Mistakes I made at Work is a must read Not only is the author's voice in the preview sections of each of the four parts really accessible and down to earth the essays themselves are priceless They are easy to digest and end with tips which are great take away messages I book marked and highlighted at least a third of the book to return to for myself or my students whom I mentorThe book itself is a collection of essays

  8. says:

    I wanted so badly to love this book but I just didn't The idea behind it was really strong but the execution wasn'tFor one there was a lack of narrative throughout This is non fiction of course but instead of building on each other the essays just sat side by side loosely gathered by each part title Even within each woman's story there was a certain lack of depth and detail I wish each woman's voice came out alongside Bacal's Ins

  9. says:

    This was such an excellent book I actually found myself taking notes I would recommend this book to every person I knowregardless of genderseriously A uick entertaining read with a wealth of knowledge to boot I'd like to own

  10. says:

    This book hit me at the right time I really enjoyed reading of other women's experiences in the working world and how they choose to navigate issues as they arose

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