Review: Expect To Win by Carla Harris

Carla Harris is a black chick that rocks. She is the author of the book “Expect to Win: 10 Proven Strategies for Thriving in the Workplace”. I encountered the book at the same time I encountered the author. A minority employee resource group at my company had her come to speak about how to succeed in the workplace. She is as impressive in person as she is in the book. The book is very practical and applies to almost every workplace and race, not just corporate America and not just African Americans. There are some real nuggets of information. Some may be common sense, while other’s confirm the notions many have had about how to succeed in the workplace. It’s written by someone who went from level one to 100. She’s a high achiever and has figured out the secret that will probably work for 90% of us. A couple of key pieces of information are to speak up and to have a sponsor. Also, it’s very important to understand how you are perceived. It doesn’t matter how you intend to be perceived, it’s really all about what others think of you. You need a sponsor to give you the best chance of being perceived in the best way for your career. The steps include:

  • Being authentic
  • Be the architect of your own agenda
  • You are the captain of your career
  • Perception is the copilot of reality
  • The mentor, the sponsor, the adviser – have them all
  • Leverage your voice
  • Take risks
  • Network
  • Balance is necessary
  • Expect to win

The most important factor in all of this is to believe you will succeed. If you expect to win, even if you fall short you’re still far ahead of the crowd. If you go in thinking you’ll fail, you probably will. This book is a great read. I believe everyone can find something in this that relates to their professional and personal life. Buy the book or the ¬†Kindle edition TODAY by clicking above. I’m an Amazon affiliate and this link will lead you to my account.

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  1. […] Magna Cum Laude in fact. Coupled with her professional experiences she authored the book “Expect to Win: 10 Proven Strategies for Thriving in the Workplace“. The key lesson in this book is exercising your voice. You need to be heard to have a seat […]

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