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Gail Collins by Samantha Perry


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Gail Collins by Samantha Perry

  1. 1. Gail collins<br />Leadership Biography<br />By Samantha Perry<br />
  2. 2. Collins is an accomplished and influential columnist and writer<br />Founded her own news service company in 1972 after graduate school<br />When sold, it was the largest of its kind in the country<br />Began writing for the New York Times in 1995<br />Became the first female editor-in-chief of the NYT op-ed section in 2001<br />Author of four books, including most recent:<br />When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to Present<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Pursuing her passion for writing created a lasting four-way win<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Leaving her editor position led to new successes in all four domains<br />Led to more satisfaction in self domain:<br /><ul><li>Fullfilment of wife/mother role
  5. 5. Writing the book was a way to “treat” herself</li></ul>Left editor position and convinced boss to grant leave of absence from NYT<br />4<br />
  6. 6. Collins’ TL lessons: pursue your passions and don’t be afraid to ask<br />Being authentic is the foundation for four-way wins<br />Knowing what’s important to you and relentlessly pursuing it<br />Your passion in particular <br />If you are pursuing your passion through your career domain, it is likely to spill over into other domains for mutual gain<br />Don’t be afraid to ask<br />Securing four-way wins often requires flexibility<br />Build up the reputation to merit flexibility at work<br />5<br />