The Gift of Anger: Use Passion to Build Not Destroy (MP3 CD)
Solmonese reveals that for him, the key to success was learning to harness his anger. Channelling this form of energy can keep you moving forward, but uncontrolled, it can blow up everything. Solmonese uses stories from his work with HRC and his previous position as CEO of the powerful women's organization Emily's List to share a series of often-surprising lessons. For example, empathize with your enemies instead of shaming them, find allies wherever you can, and ask for the doable, not the impossible (even when the "impossible" is your ultimate goal). Particularly when dealing with irrational and offensive attitudes, the temptation is ever-present to give in to righteous indignation. While it's fine to feel it, Solmonese's advice is to always be strategic with your outrage.