If, like me, you hit the glass ceiling during your career, you know it was guys like the Republican presidential candidate that made that ceiling and keep it in place.
Bold, agressive, not letting the rules or common courtesy get in the way, they can “love” you and still fire you – the reasons are not up for discussion and your contribution to the whole is an inconvenient truth.
Q: When did “aggressive” become synonymous with “powerful” or “bully” become synonymous with “leader”? A: When politics became the blood sport called high level sales. Enough with the sports analogies! Candidate Romney is not a gladiator, he is a closer.
I, like many women executives, was a team player. I believe the creative tension in our country can ignite the American ingenuity that never met a problem it could not solve.
But what I saw Wednesday night was a Big Dog in a china shop, with a commanding bark and a tail that wiped out priceless objects as it wagged in self approval.
I rejected short-sighted corporatist thinking in business: there is no way I will put it in the White House.