One of the best leadership and business books I have read and will likely re-read or at the very least borrow wisdom from. Was there something I should have said or done that would have made the difference? And while she talked about herself being an authentic leader, I saw this — this relative inflexibility to be real, live, engaged with the people in front of her that made me think this was a desire and not as real as it could be. She started out as a secretary for a small real-estate business and eventually became the first woman ever to lead a Fortune 50 company. So, the bottom line is that I feel rejuvenated.
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On Patriarchy and the Novel.
Tough Choices: A Memoir by Carly Fiorina
The company saw revenue growth across its business segments and raised its fiscal outlook. In an interview with the Wharton School that asks some good questions, Fiorina defines the qualities of a leader:. He presented a skit featuring an actress with a blond wig and long, red fingernails standing in front of a garage.
Lots of detail about leadership strategy and politics at Lucent and HP, which I loved reading! They were talking out of their ass Buy the Audiobook Download: Not until I finished this book did I realize Fiorina's autobiography was written in While Valley leaders talked about the bits and bytes of technology, I talked about the human impact of technology.
I'd higly recommend reading fikrina up until she gets the job at HP, then stopping. The New York Times bestseller by the most talked about woman in American business.
'Tough Choices,' the Rise and Fall of Carly Fiorina : NPR
This book goes beyond the caricature of the powerful woman executive to show who she really is and what the rest of us male or female, in business or not can learn from the tough choices she made along the way. I turned down far more than I accepted.
But, a few weeks ago, I saw Carly speak at the Flint Center. You might also like: Fiorina's tenure included HP's controversial acquisition of Compaq. Any organization is stronger when people are aligned to act together, instead of working at cross-purposes. My job was to lead the transformation of a once-great company that now was floundering by unlocking the potential choifes its people and its assets.
There was much, particularly painful commentary that Tuogh chosen not to have children because I was "too ambitious. And some are driven by emotion and ego more than others. She impressed me enough to listen to her autobiography, Tough Choices.
Perhaps, in this new era of always-on, always connected information, where fact, crly and opinion seem to carry equal weight, that's no longer true. Open Preview See a Problem?
Sep 08, Heather rated it liked it Shelves: Some highlighting points were her perserverance through the establishment, her guts and her diplomacy through tough situations. One common theme of the last 2 weeks of articles is that Carly blames her tugh on notion of board dysfunction. The majority of which just went sailing by. However, the second half of this book felt like "Carly's Defense".
Opinions vary dramatically on her legacy, with many claiming she transformed the company and rescued it from downward spiral and looming failure, and others claiming she was a self-interested glory hound and otugh stock prices were depressed during her time.
But according to Fiorina's intepretative slant, there are.
It actually made me want to do my job better. Aug 11, Barbara Gordon rated it it was amazing.
Connect with Carly at CarlyFiorina. I was usually referred to by my first name.
It is undeniable that the words spoken and written about me made my life and my job infinitely more difficult.