Food for Thought

  1. Think about the best and worst boss (or authority figure) you ever had. What were the characteristics of the best boss? Worst boss? How might you have contributed to the situation with your worst boss? What lessons did you learn from the best boss and worst boss that you can use to make yourself a better manager?

  2. Think of a time when you felt empowered at work. What did it feel like? What did you accomplish? Did your boss, colleagues, or organization do anything that helped you feel this way?

  3. As you read earlier in this chapter, Donna Dubinski, former president and CEO of Palm Computing, stated that although she likes being a role model, she downplays any general sense of obligation to developing women in her organization any more ...

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