Behind the Brilliance 128: Tiffany Dufu


My nickname for this episode is the Sanity Show. It’s full of fresh ideas and perspective on getting things done with grace, staying sane when you’re ambitious, and learning how to leverage relationships to fulfill your personal and professional potential.

Tiffany Dufu is the author of the new book, Drop the Ball. We covered a lot of topics including time management, renegotiating relationships, comparative advantage (and how to use it to your benefit at work and at home), and much more.

Say hi to Tiffany and let her know what you thought about our chat: @tdufu



Tiffany Dufu | Catalyst for Women and Girls + Author of Drop the Ball

TiffanyDufuBodyTiffany Dufu is a catalyst-at-large in the world of women’s leadership and the author of Drop the Ball, a memoir and manifesto that shows women how to cultivate the single skill they really need in order to thrive: the ability to let go.

Named to Fast Company’s League of Extraordinary Women, Tiffany was a launch team member to Lean In and is Chief Leadership Officer to Levo, one of the fastest growing millennial professional networks. Prior to that, Tiffany served as President of The White House Project, as a Major Gifts Officer at Simmons College in Boston, and as Associate Director of Development at Seattle Girls’ School, an institution committed to giving all girls the power to be innovative, confident, critical thinkers.

Tiffany is a member of Women’s Forum New York, Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc. and serves on the National Board Development Committee for Girl Scouts USA. In addition to being a part of TARA, a sister group of the Belizean Grove focusing on the next generation of global leaders, she serves on the board of Harlem 4 Kids and the board of Students First New York as well as the Advisory Council for Women Ready for Hillary. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

TOPICS COVERED (partial list)

-how to “find your purpose” and connect it to your daily work

-lessons on delegating effectively

-the importance of renegotiating relationships

-how to apply comparative advantage at home

-how to have critical conversations when you need support

-redefining what it means to be “good” at any given role in your life

-and much more

STUFF MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE (clickable links below)


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Drop The Ball (Tiffany’s book)

Tiffany’s website

Tiffany on Twitter