Women’s Leadership

Director Emerita, McKinsey & Company and founder, Centered Leadership

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Testimonials

  • “A prominent thought leader on talent and leadership, Joanna helps us turn difficult work challenges into personal and professional growth, spinning gold from inspiring stories, valuable coaching, and the caring mentorship we all want and need. Treasure this book!” —Eileen Naughton, Vice President, Human Resources, Google
    Eileen Naughton
  • “Joanna draws upon decades of experience as a leadership advisor, along with real-life stories from high performers, to provide professionals at any stage of their career with an empowering and very practical toolkit on how to grow through challenges and drive toward purpose at work.” —Dominic Barton, Global Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company
    Dominic Barton
  • “How do you survive a disappointing performance review? What if your supervisees won’t listen? Can you prepare for work to (at some point) suck? Top business leader Joanna Barsh has answers to these and other questions. She “gets it” – you are ambitious and yet work can be a gator-filled swamp. Barsh has the experience to guide you calmly through." —Jessica Bacal, editor of Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They got out of Getting it Wrong
    Jessica Bacal
  • “Joanna Barsh has written a remarkably engaging and wise book about how to deal with the most vexing workplace challenges. Grow Wherever You Work offers brilliant and field-tested advice so you can respond with grace and competence to ugly hurdles such as working with the office villain and surviving with stretches when everything seems to suck—and for rising to the occasion when it is time to take a big risk. This is the best book of its kind I can recall.” —Robert I. SuttonNew York Times bestselling author of The No Asshole Rule and The Asshole Survival Guide and Professor of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford Business School
    Robert I. Sutton
  • “As a business school professor and former college President and corporate executive, I picked up the book with anticipation and enjoyed it immensely. My ultimate book review is what I did after reading it. I immediately sent it to my daughter (a 37 year old corporate executive) as some of the most useful work advice I have come across in years. She couldn’t put it down!" Len Schlesinger, Baker Foundation Professor, Harvard Business School, President Emeritus-Babson College, Former Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, Limited (now L) Brands
    Len Schlesinger