Updated in 2017 with a new author’s note and chapter on building effective business relationships!
“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. A must-read!”—Bishop T.D. Jakes, New York Times bestselling author of Reposition Yourself: Living Life Without Limits
Carla Harris, one of the most successful and respected women in business, shares advice, tips, and strategies for surviving in any workplace environment. While climbing the corporate ladder, Harris had her own 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. Now, Carla shares these valuable lessons, including:
· Authenticity: The Power is You
· The Ninety-Day Rule
· Perception is the Copilot 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 for fulfilling their true potential.
Despite stellar credentials and more than 20 years of Wall Street experience, Harris, managing director of Goldman Sachs, clumsily delivers hackneyed business guidance. Broken down into chapters detailing "Carla's Pearls" of career advice, the author reneges on her promise to provide practical, strategic tools or specific, play-by-play answers and strategies for business success, depending instead on such standard business-book fare as "Be yourself," "Know your goals," "Brand yourself" and "Find a mentor." Harris's strength is in her supportive tone; she speaks forcefully about asking for what you want, developing a "winner's lens" (the ability to always see yourself as a winner and present yourself as such) and the titular expectation of success, all reasonable advice. But handicapped by halting, repetitive writing and the mobbed state of the business self-help shelves, groaning with similar books offering more substantive strategies than this one, this title will likely sink without a trace.
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