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Published on Feb 14, 2017
What does it mean to drop the ball? Tiffany Dufu's DROP THE BALL (on-sale by Flatiron February 14, 2017, www.droptheball.com) is a memoir/manifesto from a renowned voice in the women's leadership movement who shows women how to cultivate the single skill they really need in order to succeed: the ability to let go.
Nationally-recognized expert on women’s leadership and millennial talent retention, and adviser to Fortune 500 companies, Tiffany Dufu figured out early on what it takes for a woman to get to the top at work: letting go at home. Once the queen of doing it all, Dufu no longer opens her family’s mail, she does not fill out her children’s school forms, she doesn’t schedule play dates or pick up the dry cleaning—her husband does, and he has a demanding career of his own. In DROP THE BALL, Dufu recounts her journey toward the realization that the only way she’d ever have the energy and resources necessary to thrive in her career would be if she were to relinquish her to-do list at home.
Dufu urges women to embrace imperfection, to expect less of themselves and more from others—only then can they focus on what they truly care about and give themselves the space they need to flourish.