Writings at Harvard Business Review

By January 11, 2017 One Comment


Good morning!

Over the past few years, I’ve had the honor of writing some pieces at Harvard Business Review, and today, while I’m busy taking care of a newborn, I thought I’d share a few of those from the archive:

1. If you are managing, mentoring, or parenting someone dealing with a harsh inner critic, check out this article, on Helping an Employee Overcome Their Self-Doubt. It’s about the common mistakes we make when trying to help others become more confident, and what to do instead.

2. For some insight into why so often women don’t go for those leaps, promotions or stretch assignments, check out Why Women Don’t Apply for Jobs Unless They’re 100% Qualified. I did some original research for this article, surveying hundreds of female and male professionals about their thinking around job applications, and discovered that the reasons for the gender disparities aren’t what the experts had previously assumed.

3. For aha moments into how the behaviors you got really good at in school could be getting in the way of your playing big, check out my piece co-written with Whitney Johnson, Women Need to Realize Work Isn’t School. Pair this with my School to Work downloadable guide, here.

4. If you want to listen to something by audio to support your playing bigger, check out my podcast interview on the HBR Idea Cast.



P.S. I was so energized by my recent conversation with Peter Bregman on his Bregman Leadership Podcast. When I get to speak with a wholehearted, fully present interviewer who is on their own journey and happy to talk about it, it’s inspiring. And of course, it’s also always so great to hear from men who are really resonating with the Playing Big material! Have a listen ​here. I hope you’ll check out his other episodes, too – lots of great guests.

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  • Yvonne Treen says:

    Hi Tara – I read the transcript yesterday. The interview with Peter was fantastic – a good summary of many of the key points of Playing Big. Peter’s connection with the material at a personal level and its resonance for him as a man took it from a standard interview to something better. Excellent.

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