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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 t

  2. says:

    No surprise even successful people make mistakes Yes surprise here they reveal some so that we can gain inspirat

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    Good but not memorable Much better books for women in the workplace Selena Rezvani’s Pushback for one It’s refreshing to hear stories about bouncing back from low points but not all mistakes are created eual A lot of th

  4. says:

    A revolutionary idea talk about mistakes and what you learned from them And then ask well known women to contribute Great premise executed well I enjoyed reading about the various experiences backgrounds and professions an

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    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 connecte

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    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 useful to read stories of failures That way I think it is easier to embrace your own failures down the road That’s important otherwise it might hold you back and you don't end up doing anything thus failing before star

  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

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    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 the essays just sat side by side loosely gathered by each part title Even within

  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 and how they choose to navigate issues as they arose

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Mistakes I Made at Work

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 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 the essays just sat side by side loosely gathered by each part title Even within each woman s story there was a certain lack of depth and detail I wish each woman s voice came out alongside Bacal s Instead they all sounded the same It was hard to keep reading or to be truly inspired Maybe if the number of women was cut down and those given bigger sections to develop their lessonAnother thing I noticed was that some of the essays fell into the very trap Bacal criticized in the introduction Mistake seems to be a very subjective term for a few of these women That is some of the mistakes don t seem like mistakes They were also dealt with from a place of distance not many of the women acknowledged how scary or disruptive their mistakes were to them which made it seem like because these women were so successful means they can handle slip ups with ease and grace This undermines the whole goal this book set out to accomplish I didn t feel inspired I felt detached Their tips didn t hit the mark for me even though in general these were sound adviceThis isn t the best book on the subject Can t say I recommend it The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory reader I wanted so badly to love this book but I just didn t The idea behind it was The Big Golden Book of Poetry 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 the essays just sat side by side loosely gathered by each part title Even within each woman s story there was a certain lack of depth and detail I wish each woman s voice came out alongside Bacal s Instead they all sounded the same It was hard to keep NITRO: The Incredible Rise and Inevitable Collapse of Ted Turner's WCW reading or to be truly inspired Maybe if the number of women was cut down and those given bigger sections to develop their lessonAnother thing I noticed was that some of the essays fell into the very trap Bacal criticized in the introduction Mistake seems to be a very subjective term for a few of these women That is some of the mistakes don t seem like mistakes They were also dealt with from a place of distance not many of the women acknowledged how scary or disruptive their mistakes were to them which made it seem like because these women were so successful means they can handle slip ups with ease and grace This undermines the whole goal this book set out to accomplish I didn t feel inspired I felt detached Their tips didn t hit the mark for me even though in general these were sound adviceThis isn t the best book on the subject Can t say I Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, recommend it

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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 Good but not memorable Much better books for women in the workplace Selena Rezvani s Pushback for one It s refreshing to hear stories about bouncing back from low points but not all mistakes are created eual A lot of the women featured euated mistakes with risking potential failure and they aren t the same thing At all

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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 A revolutionary idea talk about mistakes and what you learned from them And then ask well known women to contribute Great premise executed well I enjoyed reading about the various experiences backgrounds and professions and could see the commonality of professional women navigating organizational and relational challenges The chapters that I found most helpful 25 years into my career are the ones about giving oneself time to really understand what will make one happy at work and life and that this can be a trial and error processI give this 35 stars because I found it to read exactly like a collection of short essays without much narrative thread or overarching theme besides tell your story leaving it feeling a little choppy Nevertheless a great set of essays especially for younger women who are starting their careers Some very good advice and storytelling in a time that this doesn t happen collectively Please note that this review is provided as part of the LibraryThing early reviewer program and reflects my honest opinion of the publication

  • Hardcover
  • 252
  • Mistakes I Made at Work
  • Jessica Bacal
  • English
  • 17 April 2019
  • 9780142180570

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