Strategize to Win: The New Way to Start Out, Step Up, or Start Over in Your Career

Now available for purchase on Amazon and Barnes and Noble:


A limited number of signed copies are also available from Barnes and Noble:


Everyone who pre-orders a copy of Strategize to Win may enter to win a half-hour consult with Carla via Skype.


About Strategize to Win:

The Wall Street powerhouse and author of Expect to Win offers a new way to conceptualize career strategies and gives us proven tools for successful change.

Whether we’re starting out, striving toward a promotion, or looking for a new opportunity, the working world isn’t what it used to be. Wall Street veteran Carla Harris knows this, and in Strategize to Win she gives readers the tools they need to get started; get “unstuck” from bad situations; redirect momentum; and position themselves to manage their careers no matter the environment. With her trademark galvanizing advice, Harris identifies and clarifies issues that are often murky, offering lessons on: Identifying and making the most of your work profile (are you a Good Soldier? a Leader? an Arguer?); preparing for a career change without going back to school or taking a step down: honing three essential skills industry leaders possess (and how to get them); tuning into unspoken cues; and thriving through change. Introducing a new way of planning one’s career in five-year units, Strategize to Win distills battle-tested and step-by-step tools that Carla has used to launch and sustain her own successful career and help others move forward, recover from setbacks, and position themselves for success.

Release Date: December 26th, 2014

Advance Reviews for Strategize to Win:

Carla Harris (Expect to Win), Morgan Stanley’s managing director, offers hope in this career manual both to people just starting out and to those seeking professional redirection or revitalization. She divides the book into three major sections, respectively entitled “Starting Out,” “Stepping Up,” and “Starting Over.” The first section provides solid guidance, including on choosing a career, identifying necessary skill sets, and examining company entry points, to beginners who want to be deliberate in their career choices. For mid-levels who want to move up, she emphasizes that responsibility for this task rests on the individual, providing practical help on communication strategies, bouncing back after a misstep, and building up “relationship currency.” Advice to those in the “Starting Over” phase covers knowing when it’s time to jump ship and recognizing what factors motivate one, whether it’s increased compensation, improved chances for advancement, or escaping current unfair treatment. She also provides an informative chapter on repositioning oneself, which many will find especially insightful. Most professionals should be able to find something of value, whether they’re just starting out, ready to move on, or somewhere in between. -Publishers Weekly


Though I’m in my fifth career (so far!), I devoured Strategize to Win, eager for Carla’s signature pearls of leadership wisdom. As usual, she delivers a powerful message. Strategize to Win is the essential career handbook every young person needs starting out, and everyone else will benefit from reading regardless of age or stage of life. Carla’s advice is as practical as it is precise; it’s down to earth and authentic, clearly from the pen of someone who has walked the walk. You’ll find something in this book to use every day.
—Gloria Feldt, Co-founder and President of Take The Lead and author of No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power

Pre-Order Contest

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Enter to win a one on one consult with Carla!

Carla is offering a chance to win a half-hour one on one consult with her via Skype to everyone who pre-orders a copy Strategize to Win. Three prizes will be awarded to three winners randomly chosen from those who enter.

To enter:

  1. Pre-Order a copy of Strategize To Win.
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That’s it! You’re done. Those who choose to opt in for news and updates about Carla before Christmas can also look forward to a personal Christmas message from Carla herself.

The Rules:

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  • This offer is valid for pre-orders only, so purchases must be made before 12/26/14.
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  • Winners will be notified via email following the release of Strategize To Win, and will receive instructions for scheduling their half-hour consult with Carla at that time.

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