Published: September 2004
THE NAKED TRUTH: A Working Woman's Manifesto on Business and What Really Matters by Margaret A. Heffernan.
Monday November 8, 2004
I do the work of five women.
However much working women are categorised as 'bitches' or 'guys', the truth is we are all these and more...
From Tom Peters
"Margaret Heffernan has provided us with that rarest comodity of all--a wise book. It's 'well written.' It's got 'great stories.' But mostly it's wise; it deserves to be read carefuly digested. I, frankly, was mezmerized by virtually every page and every vignette. Bravo!"
From Shoshana Zuboff
Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School and author of The Support Economy
"They say the truth will set you free. It can also make you hopping mad! At a time when so many have given up telling the truth about women and men in the traditional corporation,along comes Margaret Heffernan prepared to take on the truth with a clear eye and a wry smile. Get free! Get mad! Let it stir you into action. Let it inspire you to roll up your sleeves and build a new kind of workplace -- one that honors the complex realities of our 21st Century lives."
Alan Webber, Founder and Editor of Fast Company magazine
"What I like about Margaret is the no-nonsense approach she brings to the topic of women in business. It's not just that she sounds like the mentor you wish you had, it also that she doesn't shy away from any topic, refuses to sugar-coat her own experience or her advice, and recognizes that the issues of women in business won't get serious discussion until it ceases to be a them-against-us mindless posture. She's real. She's smart. She's experienced. She speaks truth. What more could you want?"
From Allison Pearson, author of I Don't Know Women on Top"
I had come across your work, found it an inspiration and quoted you in several articles and speeches! I know that Kate Reddy would want me to back you all the way. Poor Kate could have done with your wise words on many occasions!
Joyce K. Fletcher, Professor of Management, Simmons School of Management, Boston, MA
Finally! A book that exposes the masculine myths about what it takes to be effective in business and helps women reclaim the relational intelligence we have been taught to ignore. A "must read" for all women who want to increase their power and influence in the workplace -- especially those who are thinking of leaving because they are tired of the corporate gamesmanship that requires splitting themselves into a work "me" and a home "me."