Posted by Stephen M. Nipper at May 17, 2005 01:31 PM
Following up on Matt's earlier post on "change" in Fast Company magazine ...
One of the articles that caught my eye was "I am Woman (I Think)." In that article, blogger Jory Des Jardins (blog) discusses her experience in working in a male dominated business. She observes that men (what a rethinker would call "old school") think that business must be done by "taking control of conversations" with clients (instead of listening) and that business deals are won based on "chutzpah, because we were aggressive, because we had balls."
She didn't agree. She wanted to rethink how business was done. She wanted to listen to clients. She wanted to build relationships instead of bossing clients around. She just didn't fit in...rethinking herself out of a job (she quit).
So...a question. Is this issue "old school" vs. "new school" (rethinking) OR is it men vs. women?