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Riety of fields – from the arts to finance to tech – reveal that they’re thoughtful purposeful and assertive as leaders because they 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 Emer. 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 significant safety nets The Ronin 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 Emer. I enjoyed this book but many of the essays were from writers so Rockonomics it wasn t representative of many careers Pathfinder Chronicles it was especially low on examples of women Velvet Submission (Club Velvet Ice, in STEM fields Additionally almost all of the essay writers were connected to Smith College Oil Painting 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 significant safety nets

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Itus 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 as well as tips for reader. 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 by 25 really successful women Part 1 is about telling your own story Part 2 is about asking Part 3 is about saying no and Part 4 is about resilience I loved part 3 and 4 the best Part 1 was less relevant to me but I see its value for those who are beginning their careers Even so every section of the book had some real gems by luminously amazing women like Cheryl Strayed Danielle Ofri Luma Mufleh and my three personal absolute favorites people I want to meet and have a long drink with and pick their brains forever Carla Harris Rinku Sen and Shirley Malcom If you ve ever stepped on someone s toes brokered a terrible deal beleagueredly said yes when you really meant no doubted yourself or careereducational choices or did something that makes you want to hide under a rock for the rest of your career then this is a book for you

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High achieving women share their worst mistakes at work and how learning from them paved the way to successNamed by Fast Company as a Top 10 Book You Need to Read This Year   In Mistakes I Made at Work a Publishers Weekly Top 10 Business Book for Spring 2014 Jessica Bacal interviews twenty five successful women about their toughest on the job moments These innovators across a va. 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 and Life so college aged women are her usual audience Unfortunately for the same reason the complete list of interviewees was also a little disappointing Likely because of Bacal s professional affiliation most of them were Smith alumnae While this makes for a fairly distinguished group it also makes for one that tends to be white affluent and Northeastern and reads like a publication disseminated by the Office of Alumnae Relations I would ve liked to have seen women of color on this list and certainly people from a less than middle class background because both of these factors dramatically affect one s professional experienceOverall while there were some gems in here Ozeki s account being my favorite t left me feeling a little swindled


About the Author: Jessica Bacal

Mistakes I Made at Work 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong emerged from her experiences with students and from her own steep learning curve as she transitioned into higher education You'll find articles about Bacal's work on Inside Higher Ed HuffPost Women and The New York Times blog The Choice Before coming to Smith Bacal was an elementary school teacher in New York City and then worked as a curriculum developer and consultant She received a bachelor's degree from Carleton College an MSEd from Bank Street College of Education and an MFA in writing from Hunter College part of the City University of New York She lives in Northampton MA with her husband and two children



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 and

  2. says:

    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

  3. says:

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

  4. says:

    A revolutionary idea talk about mistakes and what you learned from them And then ask well known women to contribute Great

  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

  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

  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 by 25 really succes

  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 t

  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 this book

  10. says:

    This book hit me at the right time I really enjoyed reading of other women's experiences in the working world an

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