Title: EXPECT TO WIN: Proven Strategies for Success from a Wall Street Vet
Author: Carla A. Harris
Publisher: Hudson Street Press
Pub month: February 2009
Praise for EXPECT TO WIN
“EXPECT TO WIN is a book born of deep experience, hard-won insight and abiding faith — a guide for the purpose-driven and perplexed alike. I can’t think of a book better suited to helping chart a sure path to success. If you are seeking professional instruction or personal inspiration, take my advice: put this book at the top of your reading list.” — Richard D. Parsons, Chairman of the Board, Time Warner
“Carla’s practical, up-front, realistic perspective on becoming victorious in an ultra-competitive world is the ‘key’ to so many locks. Her insights are personable, powerful, and valuable.” — Terrie Williams, coauthor of The Personal Touch: What You Really Need to Succeed in Today’s Fast-paced Business World
In this time of economic and job insecurity, people need to make their mark and prove that they are essential and indispensable to their company. According to Carla A. Harris, a twenty year veteran of Wall Street, knowledge and diligence simply aren’t enough to successfully climb the corporate ladder in today’s competitive work environment. In her new book, EXPECT TO WIN: Proven Strategies for Success from a Wall Street Vet (Hudson Street Press, February 2009, $24.95), Carla looks closely at her own ascent to the top and offers strategies that will ensure career advancement and success in any industry.
During her twenty-year career on Wall Street, Harris she’s executed the IPO’s for UPS, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and Redback, as well as the $3.2 billion common stock transaction for Immunex, one of the largest biotechnology offerings in United States History. While climbing the competitive corporate ladder, Harris sought guidance from her mentors and superiors, but found some of their career advice too general. As her own career advanced, Harris built her “key survival tools” or “pearls,” and vowed when she reached upper management and people looked to her for advice, she would provide them with what they needed to do to fulfill their true career potential.
EXPECT TO WIN is Harris’s playbook for success, made accessible for anyone looking to make a mark in their given field. She offers advice in an easy-to-read format using “Carla’s Pearls.” Her proven strategies of success include:
- You Are the Captain of Your Career: The 90 Day Rule
- Leveraging Your Voice: Articulate Your Views and Expectations
- Power in the Network: Competitive Advantage
- Expect to Win: Show Up With Your Best Self Every Day
A must-read for anyone seeking the tools and skills needed to make it a competitive environment, EXPECT TO WIN offers simple and straightforward advice based on real-life business situations and will aid readers in navigating the day-to-day complexities and challenges of the workplace.
CARLA A. HARRIS is currently a managing director for Morgan Stanley and has spent over seventeen years of her career in capital markets. She has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including Black Enterprise’s “75 Most Powerful Women in Business” (2006), Black Enterprise’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” (2006), Fortune’s “The Most Influential List” (2005), Ebony Magazine’s “15 Corporate Women at the Top” (2004), Essence Magazine’s list of “The 50 Women Who Are Shaping the World” (2003), and Fortune’s list of “The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in America” (2002). She lives in New Jersey.
EXPECT TO WIN: Proven Strategies for Success from a Wall Street Vet by Carla A. Harris Contact: Alexandra Ramstrum (212) 366-2230 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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