HBR's 10 Must Reads on Women and Leadership

Harvard Business Review undefined

Finished Reading:
Feb 3, 2019

Edition Publisher:
Harvard Business Review Press

Edition Release:
Nov 13, 2018

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ISBN 9781633696723

Highlights & Annotations

“We are in danger today of being mesmerized by people who play with our reptilian brain. For me, it is manipulation. I can do the storytelling too, but I refuse to play on people’s emotions. If the string pulling is too obvious, I can’t make myself do it.” (52) 

  • “Women and the Vision Thing” by Herminia Ibarra and Otilia Obodaru
  • Then again, people want to be moved – and if we want our initiatives to flourish and take root, we need to know how to pander to emotions. But I guess as long as you are being truthful about things at the end of the day, you’re not doing anything malicious.

Re: “The Memo Every Woman Keeps in Her Desk” by Kathleen Reardon (101)

“If she doesn’t file the memo, Liz will be left with the new dilemma of subordinating her own wisdom and sense of self to a system that is not fully functional. She will have an aborted sense of her own value, an acute loss in a world that is crying out for more value to be added to it. If business is about value, then what better place to find it than within ourselves.” – Paul HawkenComplaining about sexism in the workplace

Revisited on May 7, 2019

The Competent Woman