The Perfectionist Problem
“Perfect is the enemy of good”
Letting Go of "Perfection"
"Eighty percent is perfect," said the speaker at the front of the auditorium.
“But that doesn’t make sense!” A woman in the audience was handed a mic, “I insist that my staff dot every i and cross every t. We need to ensure the highest possible quality for our work, all the time.”
“Well,” said the man on the panel at the front of the standing-room-only crowd, “your business will die.”
This was at a conference I attended…
Why Women Don't Reach Higher
Withdrawing the application; how we doubt ourselves
At the Mass Conference for women a few years ago I had a conversation with Jane Steinmetz that completely validated my direction in my work. Jane is this amazing leader who is currently Managing Principal for Ernst and Young, one of the big four accounting firms. I was chatting with her about what I do, and what's important to me. I asked her, how did you get to your position? Very clearly, she answered, “it's a really funny story”.