Women’s Leadership

Director Emerita, McKinsey & Company and founder, Centered Leadership

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Testimonials

  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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