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Which Company Would You Want to Work For?

After reading several leadership articles, Joanna asks what kind of company is best to work for: A) The CEO who clearly believes his people come first but the product isn’t super sexy and maybe not “changing the world,” B) The company is cool as all get out but you might get kicked off the team if you’re not the “A” player they need anymore, or C) The company is enormous and complex, but in its size and complexity you might get the opportunity for a learning opportunity boost.

Joanna tells the story of when Marilyn Monroe stood up for Ella Fitzgerald as a prime example of using "relationship capital." Marilyn used her power and position and put her reputation on the line by making a bet on Ella's career. This is beyond mentoring. This is someone making a bet; a bet on you and your future capabilities. Joanna then questions how men vs women use their relationship capital.