Women’s Leadership

Director Emerita, McKinsey & Company and founder, Centered Leadership

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Testimonials

  • “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
  • “Practical advice from a role model of purpose, passion, and perseverance!” —Angela Duckworth, New York Times bestselling author of Grit and Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
    Angela Duckworth
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Almost every obstacle that you’ll face at work has been faced before—and chances are that Joanna Barsh has helped tackle them. In this useful book, she draws on her 35-year career to coach us to learn from the major challenges of our careers.” —Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals and coauthor of Option B
    Adam Grant