Expect to Win: Proven Strategies for Success from a Wall Street Vet

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Penguin, 2009 - Business & Economics - 223 pages
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One of Wall Street?s most powerful and lauded women shares her strategies for long-term success in any career

While climbing the corporate ladder, Carla Harris sought career advice from her mentors and superiors but found some of the counsel too nonspecific. As Carla?s career advanced, she discovered the key survival tools to business success and vowed that when she reached senior management and people came to her for advice she would provide them with specific, play-by-play answers about what they needed to do to fulfill their career potential.

Each chapter in Expect to Win includes Carla?s ?pearls?? lessons Harris has acquired during her twenty years of working on Wall Street that can help contribute to career success by aiding readers in navigating the day-to-day complexities and challenges of the workplace.

Carla Harris is a Wall Street veteran. She executed the IPOs for UPS, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and Redback, as well as the $3.2 billion common stock transaction for Immunex, one of the largest biotech common stock offerings in U.S. history. Expect to Win is a must-read for anyone seeking battle-tested tools to triumph over common career challenges and to achieve maximum success in any field.


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Harris, managing director of global capital markets at Morgan Stanley and one of Essence magazine's "50 Women Who Are Shaping the World," shares her secrets to success, particularly as a woman of ... Read full review

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The author of this inspirational career guide is a black female managing director at a top Wall Street investment bank. And if that weren’t enough, she’s also a recording artist and gospel singer in her spare time. Carla A. Harris emphasizes developing your “authentic self” in the workplace, setting your career plan and taking responsibility for your professional advancement. She also tells a great personal story in this realistic, readily accessible book, summarizing her insights as “Carla’s Pearls” at the end of each chapter. While her advice may ring familiar tones with most corporate veterans, Harris says her book is aimed at “women, women of color, and anyone (men, too) who desires to maximize their potential and claim their power in a professional environment.” getAbstract wholeheartedly concurs and considers this worthwhile material, particularly for those who seek guidance and encouragement at the starts of their careers.
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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.¬”

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