Strategize to Win: The New Way to Start Out, Step Up, or Start Over in Your Career (Paperback)
Appointed by President Barack Obama to chair the National Women’s Business Council in 2013, Carla Harris knows that the working world isn’t what it used to be. Addressing these changes, Harris’s new book gives today’s readers the tools they need to get started, get “unstuck” from bad situations, redirect momentum, and position themselves to manage their career no matter what the economic environment or job market might be.
Readers know Harris, and they trust her straightforward advice. With battle-tested, step-by-step strategies for every career stage, Strategize to Win will takes its place beside Expect to Win as a category classic.
Carla Harris is the author of Expect to Win and the upcoming Lead to Win and Vice Chairman, managing director and senior client advisor at Morgan Stanley. She has degrees from Harvard University and numerous honorary doctorates. In 2013 she was appointed by President Barack Obama to chair the National Women's Business Council. She was also the chair of the prestigious national organization, The Executive Leadership Council; chair of the board of the Morgan Stanley Foundation; and she currently sits on the boards for many other philanthropic organizations. The recipient of several professional awards, Carla has been named to Fortune magazine's list of "The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America," Essence magazine's "The 50 Women Who are Shaping the World," Ebony's list of "15 Corporate Women at the Top" and others. She regularly appears on national television and radio programs, and speaks to corporations, colleges and universities, and at events and conferences many times a year. An accomplished gospel singer, she has released four albums and performed to sold-out crowds at Carnegie Hall and the Apollo Theatre. She lives in New Jersey.
—Gloria Feldt, Co-founder and President of Take The Lead and author of No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power
“Carla Harris has provided an indispensible guide to finding the career that’s right for you and strategizing your way to the top. Chock full of case studies and practical advice, it’s an essential tool for professionals at any stage of their careers.”
—Dorie Clark, author of Reinventing You
“Wouldn't it be great if there was an instruction manual on "becoming a professional?" Incredibly, Carla Harris has written it. Strategize to Win is packed with wisdom and incisive advice. I highly recommend it to anyone, at any stage in his or her career.”
—Jessica Bacal, author of Mistakes I Made at Work
“Strategize to Win provides practical advice on effective techniques on getting started and getting ahead. This book should prove helpful to college students starting ?out? ?in life ?AND seasoned professionals already established in? the corporate ?world?.”
—Terrie M. Williams, founder and president of The Terrie Williams Agency
“As a mentor to many in business I am always amazed when I ask the question “what is it you want to do in your career” and the answer is most often “I don’t know”. If you have not defined what the ideal job is for you and devised a plan to get there, your chances of getting there are greatly diminished. In Strategize to Win Carla Harris provides practical advice on how to look within yourself and discover the career journey that will lead you down your path to success. She also teaches you how to communicate this plan to others and to enlist their help in getting you there. I wish this book had been around when I began my career 30 years ago. It is truly a recipe for success.”
—Becky Blalock, author of Dare
“Everyone who strives to get ahead wants and needs mentors, but most of us lack them. Strategize to Win is a mentor in book form, giving you direct access to some of the finest career advice you’ll ever get from one of the best mentors you could ever have.”
—Earl G. Graves Jr., President and CEO, Black Enterprise
“A highly practical guide for people in their early to mid-careers or newly transitioning to a corporate environment. The rich examples make unspoken expectations in corporate environments visible and the step-by-step instructions will be very helpful for people who are struggling to navigate their personal and professional lives in today’s corporate environment.”
—Lakshmi Ramarajan, Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School