One of the most prominent women in business empowers you to succeed! While Harris climbed the corporate ladder, she sought career advice from mentors and supervisors. Now she shares her "pearls" to help you navigate the complexities of the workplace. Discover how to stay on task, learn from mistakes, leverage your voice, take calculated risks, and more. 240 pages, softcover from Plume.
How to survive and thrive in any economic climate with proven strategies from a powerhouse
Carla Harris, one of the most powerful and respected women in business and Chairperson of the National Women's Business Council, shares advice, tips, and strategies for surviving in any workplace environment. While climbing the corporate ladder, Harris had her own personal missteps and celebrated numerous victories. She vowed that when she reached senior management, and people came to her for advice, she would provide them with the tools and strategies honed by her experience.
"Carla's pearls" have become the centerpiece for her many speeches and television appearances. In Expect to Win, Carla shares these valuable lessons, including:
* Authenticity: The Power is You
* The 90-Day Rule
* Perception is the Co-Pilot to Reality
* The Mentor, The Sponsor, The Adviser: Having Them All
* Leverage Your Voice
* Balance is a Necessity: Use Your Passions to Achieve it
* Expect to Win: Show Up With Your Best Self Every Day
* Expect to Win is an inspirational must-read for anyone seeking battle-tested tools to fulfilling their true potential and for fans of Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In.
CARLA A. HARRIS is the managing director of global capital markets at Morgan Stanley. She has been the recipient of many awards honoring business professionals, including Fortune magazine's 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in America, Essence magazine's 50 Women Who Are Shaping the World, and Black Enterprise's 50 Most Powerful Women in Business.
Penned by an exceptionally bright woman whose ideas will enlighten you: brighten and brilliantly ignite vision in all who read it. Out of the matrix of her wisdom emerges a book that will revolutionize your life and may very well alter your thinking as we go into a new era of time. This book is a must-read! Bishop T. D. Jakes
"Advice books are like oysters: rarely do they contain precious pearls. Expect to Win is one of those exceptional finds. A book born of deep experience, hard-won insight and abiding faith, this is a guide for the purpose-driven and perplexed alike. In tumultuous, challenging times like these, I can't think of a book better suited to helping chart a sure path to success. Whether you're seeking professional instruction of personal inspiration, take my advice: put this book at the top of your reading list."
-Richard D. Parson
"I've read numerous how-to books on succeeding in one's career. Carla's practical, up-front, realistic perspective on becoming victorious in an ultra-competitive world is the 'key' to so many locks. Her insights are personable, powerful, and valuable. She's a treasure!"
--Terrie M. Williams, author of The Personal Touch: What You Really Need to Succeed in Today's Fast-Paced Business World
"Finally, Carla has answered the pleas of her many devotees!! Carla's public speaking always ends with people rushing the stage seeking just a few more words of wisdom or asking Carla to repeat some highlights. Now, all of those queries are addressed in her book and they are presented in a way that makes them easy to understand and quite actionable. And, as always, Carla does it in a way that only she can!! Expect to win-Carla did!!"
--Sharon Hall, Managing Partner of Spencer Stuart Executive Search Firm