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3.55  ·  Rating details ·  169 ratings  ·  21 reviews
In her inspiring, deeply intelligent and intensely practical Our Turn, Kirstine Stewart draws on her own extensive leadership experience to take the conversation about women and work to a whole new level. Simply put: the time is now for new styles of leadership, and women are best-suited to set the pace.
     Kirstine Stewart got her first job when she applied for a positio
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 20th 2015 by Random House Canada
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Oct 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
I love, and am inspired by, the listening and learning mode of leadership that Stewart presents. As with Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, this appears to be the right book at the right time for me, and I would recommend it to women everywhere. Full review on my blog.
Claudia Sol
Jan 02, 2016 rated it it was ok
Once again I am compelled to read this type of book..thinking I am the target audience and will benefit from the information shared among its pages. I was hoping I would start the new year with some inspired gusts of wind in my sails. Instead I was left drifting.
Kirstine's book talks more about her opportunities and less about where she struggled.
I never really got to a point where I felt there were some pearls of wisdom being imparted. In the world of media and technology, Skyping and telecommu
Raman K
Apr 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really valued reading this book. I found that it gave me an opportunity to see a successful woman become who she is in a powerful way. Kirstine's book talks a lot about being a women and having a career and she discusses a lot of points regarding work life balance, feminism, sexism, work opportunities and changing perspectives. I found it enlightening and well written. I did not know who she was before reading this and now I find her to be a woman who we can all look up to.
Oct 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Funny, insightful and uplifting, Kirstine Stewart puts a new and optimistic perspective on leadership. Yes there are anecdotes and hard data about women in leadership roles but the book is not just for women. I think everyone in the C suites can learn from reading this. I'm already recommending it to me friends.
Sarah Foster
Feb 27, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
I switched from buying Kindle books on to just to be able to read this book. I wish I hadn't. I've heard Kirstine Stewart speak and was hoping this book would be just as great as her talk I saw was. It wasn't. It really gave no real advice that women can take with them into their jobs. Instead, it was a career history of Stewart with little advice for the rest of us.
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
It was fine. Good thoughts about being a leader and a woman but, by the end, I just found it all a bit repetitive. It's got good data in it though from a number of studies and it refers to some key business articles that would be worthwhile following up on.
Melanie Wilson
Nov 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great book for anyone thinking about their career.
I will pass this book on as my career now is just
being a Nanny.
I received this book through GOODREADS First Reads Giveaway
Feb 04, 2016 rated it it was ok
Did not like this book. There was no
flow to it, was all over the place.
Michelle Vardjas
Nov 01, 2016 rated it it was ok
Ok , didn't move me like I thought it should. I wanted to hear more of her struggles and how she overcame them,
Mar 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: women, leadership
Empowering and inspiring!
Sep 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017
Although I have my own business I don't read business memoirs or self help books. So this is a first for me. I'm not Canadian either so I'd never heard of Kirstine Stewart, so I'm not sure why I picked up this book, perhaps the upbeat title.
It is upbeat and has interesting anecdotes so I found it an easy read, but I'm not sure I will remember anything from this book.
A ghost writer, Carolyn Abraham, is mentioned in the acknowledgements at the end, but not on the cover.
April O Gorman
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
Well clearly a competitor, in her own mind at least, of Sheryl Sandberg. A couple of barbed comments sprinkled throughout. Lean in was much better as a leadership for women book imo, but perhaps it’s more related to the experiences I have in my career/ work. The experiences here were so far removed from my own ‘at work’ interactions that I do t have a lot of takeaways from this book.
Sep 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Really interesting book that highlights how women are best poised to lead in this new technological world where the old style of leadership is losing its place. Great insights on successful leadership styles.
May 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Teena in Toronto
Jan 25, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: canadian
I like reading books about "girl power" and I thought one written by a Canadian would be interesting.

The author started as a "girl Friday" with a television company and today is oversees Twitter's North American media partnerships. Along the way, she has been senior VP of programming for Alliance Atlantice, executive VP of CBC's English language services and managing director for Twitter Canada. Needless to say, she's come a long way from her beginnings of as a "girl Friday". In addition, she ma
Evan G
Sep 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

This was a good book. This book was about women's roles within the workplace in the 21st century. I talked a lot about how the work dynamics are changing and how men now aren't necessarily the "breadwinner" in the household. It also talked about how women and minority groups can succeed in environments where traditionally they have been at a disadvantage.

This book isn't just for women to read. It is a good read for men as well. They can
Jenny Kim
Sep 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
*Based on a reading of ARC

I think fans of Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In and any woman who needs inspiration, motivation and alternate way of thinking about their career will enjoy reading this VERY accessible book.

Redefining the roles, breaking the stereotypes, and re-learning attitudes that have been install in us are some of the topics discussed in the book. I've marked and folded throughout the book because Ms. Stewart has written things I found relevant and hopeful for the future, especially f
Feb 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Every woman starting her career should read this book.
Domenic Conte
Jan 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Not the best book. She just quote research papers? no real insight or original ideas.
Dec 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great book detailing the need for women to speak up more and strive for what they deserve.
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