Back in the 1990s, political scientist Joseph Nye of Harvard University
coined the phrase “soft power” to describe the ability to gain cooperation
and agreement through appeal and attraction rather than the use force or
money. Fast forward to 2015, and now some workplace experts say that as more
women are becoming heads of major corporations, the executive woman can
more effectively use soft power as a means of persuasion.
In a recent book endorsement for Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “Between the World
and Me,” author Toni Morrison
wrote, "I've been wondering who might fill the intellectual void that
plagued me after James Baldwin died. Clearly, it is Ta-Nehisi Coates." But Morrison isn’t the only one who thinks highly of Coates. This
week, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced that
Coates is among its list of “geniuses” to be named a MacArthur Fellow.