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Grow Your Value: Living and Working to Your Full Potential by Mika Brzezinski

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CHAPTER ONE

WHAT’S A WOMAN WORTH?

Career, Personal Life, and Growing Your Value

Iam the Queen of the Awkward Moment—and I love it. It’s a trait that I’ve developed ever since I was a young girl moderating political debates around the dinner table, with my brothers, mother, and White House statesman father. In interviews, discussions, and meetings, I’ve always found that the Awkward Moment tells me almost everything I need to know about any given topic.

When I’m in the interviewer’s seat, I’ll lead with a few softball questions and genial banter, and then I’ll throw a wrench in the works. If the others jump in right away with rapid-fire responses, either in conflict or agreement, you’re definitely in for a great discussion—but you’re not going ...

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