The Way Up: Climbing the Corporate Mountain as a Professional of Color

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 13, 2022 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
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Practical and actionable advice for minorities seeking concrete strategies to help them move up the corporate ladder

In The Way Up: Climbing the Corporate Mountain as a Professional of Color, accomplished executive Dr. Errol L. Pierre delivers a pragmatic and actionable guide to help underrepresented individuals from all ethnic backgrounds achieve their professional goals and elevate their careers in today’s virtual workplace. The book takes a step-by-step approach to understanding the skills and strategies required to move from entry-level and middle management roles to the executive ranks.

Readers will also find:

  • A collection of key lessons and short stories containing practical advice designed to help readers achieve their professional potential
  • Strategies proven to work in the real-world, full of innovative insights and practical know-how
  • Tips on navigating the offices and Zoom calls that make up today’s employment environment

An indispensable discussion of what it takes to succeed in today’s hyper-competitive professional environment, The Way Up will earn a place in the libraries of newly graduated businesspeople as well as seasoned pros seeking to advance their careers.

 

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Contents

Find Your Purpose and Your Passion
1
Embrace Your Defining Moments
9
Reclaim Your Seat
19
Harness Your Distinctions
31
Job Interviews Happen Every Day
45
Make the Most of Your Mentor
55
Recognize and Harness Your Champions
67
Overcome the Entry Level Blues
79
Grow by Giving Back
115
Be Honest Even When Its Hard
127
Leave Without Burning the Bridge
139
Exude Executive Presence
155
Adapt to the Workforce of the Future
175
Lead While Leaving a Legacy
189
Acknowledgments
205
vii
210

Navigate and Survive Bad Bosses
101

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DR. ERROL L. PIERRE is the Senior Vice President of State Programs at Healthfirst Inc., the largest nonprofit health plan in New York. He is an in-demand speaker and panelist on leadership, diversity, and healthcare in America and has addressed hundreds of audiences including the National Urban League for Young Professionals, 100 Black Men, and Fordham University.

JIM JERMANOK is an award-winning writer, director, producer, author, and speaker based in New York. His words and photos can be seen in The Washington Post, Indiewire, The Huffington Post, and The Boston Globe. He has written two highly praised books: Beyond The Craft: What You Need To Know To Make A Living Creatively! and Dive In! Real Estate Investment Advice From A Pro

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