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Carla A. Harris with Lead to Win: How to Be a Powerful, Impactful, Influential Leader in Any Environment
Carla A. Harris is a senior client advisor at Morgan Stanley. She has been the recipient of many awards honoring business professionals, including Fortune magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in America, Essence magazine’s 50 Women Who Are Shaping the World, and Black Enterprise’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business. In 2013, she was appointed by President Barack Obama to Chair the National Women’s Business Council. She sits on the boards of various philanthropic organizations and of Walmart, Cummins Corporation and MetLife. She is a graduate of Harvard University and the Harvard Business School and has received numerous honorary doctorates. Harris is also a gospel recording artist with 4 CDs to her name, the most recent release, O This is Christmas in 2020.
About Lead to Win: How to Be a Powerful, Impactful, Influential Leader in Any Environment
Work has undergone a sea change, introducing a new matrix of concerns and questions for leaders and potential leaders. What does it take to lead effectively now? What does leadership even mean?
In this much-needed book, powerhouse Carla A. Harris examines the journey from individual contributor to leader. She targets the essential skills necessary to succeed, such as the importance of taking risks, creating a vision, and leveraging assets like relationships and partnerships. At the heart of this book are the eight things you must be intentional about every day—authenticity, building trust, creating other leaders, clarity, diversity, innovation, inclusivity, and voice—qualities that you need to hone and manifest to become a powerful, impactful leader no matter where you work. She also examines the key traits of being a transformational leader, focusing on the gaps she has seen in leadership that could impede or damage any leader’s effectiveness.
Timely, inspiring, and filled with Harris’s trademark practical advice, Lead to Win will become a touchstone for anyone looking to influence and lead others to make positive change.