Alice Eagly

A social psychologist discusses how following her interests—rather than the crowd—shaped her career and her status as an intellectual leader.

Born or Made?

“It’s the nature of organizations that organizations are flatter structures where leaders are not just up here sort of determining things. It’s very complex instead. If you think of building cars or something, you have all kinds of different expertise brought together. It’s very intentional. It’s very complex. So the leader, or the CEO, has to be so engaged in so many ways to do a good job that it does take a lot of social skills as well as other kinds of skills.”

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Books I Recommend

  • The Feminine Mystique
    —by Betty Friedan
    (Non-Fiction; Feminism)
  • Lean In
    —by Sheryl Sandberg
    (Non-Fiction; Biography)

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