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A black female managing director at a leading Wall Street investment firm is the author of this motivational career handbook. She’s also a recording artist and gospel vocalist in her spare time as if that wasn’t enough. Carla A. Harris highlights the importance of cultivating your “genuine self” in the workplace, creating a career plan, and taking charge of your professional success. In this realistic, easily accessible book, she also shares a remarkable personal tale, encapsulating her observations as “Carla’s Pearls” at the end of each chapter.
While most corporate veterans would recognize Harris’ counsel, she says her book is for “women, women of color, and anyone (men included) who want to maximize their potential and claim their authority in a working environment.” getAbstract heartily agrees and believes that this is valuable information, especially for individuals seeking assistance and support at the outset of their careers.
About the Author
Morgan Stanley’s managing director of global capital markets is Carla A. Harris. She has received numerous business honors, including Fortune magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Black Executives in America,” Essence magazine’s “50 Women Shaping the World,” and Black Enterprise magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business.”
Carla really said some things that resonated with me. Where I am.in my career now, she has given me much to think about. I believe this book has given me jewels that are already paying off – Daniel Jean Jr, The United States on June 8, 2020
I liked this book because we need more discussion and opinions on this subject. We need to change the status quo on women in the workplace it’s important for the future of business as a whole. Well done Carla for. Being so bold. Would be interested in the feedback you received. Though I am sure it’s different for women in the USA from those of us in the UK, I Would have loved more help and advice for women on is a journey. Watch out for my forthcoming book 7 traits of highly successful women on boards… Views from the top and how to get there… Best of luck with it all- Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE, The United Kingdom on December 25, 2013
Over twenty years ago, Robin Sharma, a legendary leadership and elite performance expert, introduced The 5 AM Club concept, based on a revolutionary morning routine that has helped his clients maximize their productivity, activate their best health, and bulletproof their serenity in this age of overwhelming complexity.
In this life-changing book, handcrafted by the author over four years, you’ll learn the early-rising habit that has helped so many people achieve spectacular achievements while also improving their happiness, helpfulness, and emotions of aliveness. Through an enchanting—and frequently amusing—story about two hapless strangers who meet an eccentric tycoon who becomes their secret mentor.
About the Author
ROBIN SHARMA is a humanitarian who has dedicated his life to assisting individuals in realizing their full potential. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost leadership and personal-mastery specialists. NASA, NIKE, Unilever, GE, FedEx, HP, Starbucks, Oracle, Yale University, PwC, IBM Watson, and the Young Presidents’ Organization are his clientele. His #1 international bestsellers, including The 5 AM Club, The Greatness Guide, and Who Will Cry When You Die? have sold millions of copies in over 92 languages, making him one of the world’s most widely read authors.
“The 5 AM Club is the trailblazing—and astonishing—story of two everyday human beings seeking greater productivity, prosperity, and serenity in this age of digital distraction and overwhelming complexity who meet a weirdest and wonderful tycoon.
The quirky yet brilliant billionaire takes them on a marvelous voyage across the world that dramatically upgrades their businesses, rewires their effectiveness, and awakens their happiness and sense of personal freedom.
Part manifesto for mastery, part playbook for genius-grade productivity, and part companion for a life lived beautifully; The 5 AM Club is a work that will transform your life. Forever.” – Editorial Reviews, From the Back Cover
An excellent career resource for women feeling trapped or unhappy, the founder of the renowned website Job Contessa combines pragmatic advice, learning tools to create dramatic life changes, and an in-depth discussion of how to construct a meaningful career on your own terms.
Lauren McGoodwin established a following of ambitious, professional millennial women who believed they did everything right—they got the degree, the internship, and even the promotion—but felt stuck and unhappy thanks to her famous website, Career Contessa. Career Contessa is the first site of its type to focus on the unique, complex aspects of women’s professions. Career Contessa gives women the sensible advice they deserve with a voice that resonates.
Power Moves is the crucial manual that helps professional women feel understood, so they can skip perfection and preparation and go right to progress. It draws on the insights and teachings learned in Career Contessa. McGoodwin tackles the top worry of young professionals: career transitions and advancement and engages them with particular objectives.
About the Author
Lauren McGoodwin launched Career Contessa in 2013 after noticing a lack in career development tools for women looking for work, soul searching, leading and managing, or looking for innovative ways to succeed in their careers. With women making up more than half of the workforce and the workforce being less defined than ever before, it seemed ridiculous (and antiquated) that we didn’t have a resource.
“Power Moves is an honest and brave manifesto on how to take control of your career and, ultimately, your happiness, on your terms.” — Reshma Saujani, Founder, Girls Who Code, and bestselling author of Brave, Not Perfect
“Power Moves is an invaluable resource full of practical advice that will help you find the courage to pursue your next big dream. Lauren’s expertise will help you build your career on your own terms, and you will be inspired by stories from women who have made big power moves during their careers.” — Fran Hauser, Former President, Digital, Time Inc.,
“If you are ready to achieve real success in your career (and life), this is the book you need to read right now. It’s the ultimate career book I wish my younger self had while I was navigating my career, negotiations, networking, and even self-care as a working woman. This entire book is a gem that all women need to read and share, as far and wide as possible.” — Bola Sokunbi, Founder and CEO, Clever Girl Finance
Designing Your Work Life
‘Life has questions. They have answers’ New York Times — In our lifetimes, we will work for up to 120,000 hours. However, one of our most challenging problems is how to utilize those hours best. We all want to find meaning at work, but our bosses cannot provide it. And as businesses strive to be more agile and adapt to shifting markets, the workplace is becoming increasingly unpredictable. In this ever-changing world, which is replete with potential and promise, it is up to us to define and achieve our own pleasure.
Designing Your Work-Life teaches you how to understand the politics and psychology of work and use ‘design thinking’ concepts to create a working life that works for you. Design thinking is an innovative methodology developed at Stanford that has fueled the expansion of Silicon Valley. Designers don’t plan, worry, think, or grumble their way to success; they construct it. Designing Your Work Life is a very uplifting read for anyone looking to enhance their current job, aiming for a promotion, or even switching career lines, as well as young grads wondering about their future. This book, which is a half business book, part inspiring and inventive self-help, will assist you in answering one of life’s most difficult questions.
About the Author
Bill Burnett is the Executive Director of Stanford University’s Design Program. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in product design from Stanford and has worked on several projects ranging from award-winning Apple PowerBooks to the original Star Wars action figurines. He is the inventor of many mechanical and design patents and design prizes for a variety of items, including the first “slate” computer.
Dave Evans holds a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford and is a Co-Founder of the Stanford Life Design Lab. He began his career at Apple, where he oversaw the mouse design team and helped to popularize laser printing. He later helped start Electronic Arts, a pioneering interactive and game software developer.
“Life has questions. They have answers…Learn how to find a fulfilling career…learn how to navigate life’s big moment decisions better and kill your ‘wicked problems dead.” – The New York Times
“This [is] the career book of the next decade and . . . the go-to book that is read as a rite of passage whenever someone is ready to create a life they love.” – David Kelley, Founder of IDEO
“An empowering book based on their popular class of the same name at Stanford University . . . Perhaps the book’s most important lesson is that the only failure is settling for a life that makes one unhappy. This book will easily earn a place among career-finding classics with useful fact-finding exercises, an empathetic tone, and sensible advice.” – Publishers Weekly
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