Black Faces in High Places: 10 Strategic Actions for Black Professionals to Reach the Top and Stay There

  • 9h 55m 51s
  • Jeffrey A. Robinson, Randal D. Pinkett
  • HarperCollins Leadership
  • 2022

The essential guide for Black professionals to move up through their organizations and ultimately reach the top, with real-life tips, strategies, and insights from Black peers to help you stay there. ?

Highlighting the experiences of other Black faces in high places who were able to leap even the highest barriers, reach the top, and become a leader of leaders—including insights from President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, BET cofounder Bob Johnson, and others—this groundbreaking book:

  • Identifies the 10 strategic actions successful Black leaders and executives must take to reach the summit of success.
  • Empowers you with models and steps to follow the 10 actions on your own journey to break through any barriers on your way to the top.
  • Provides a lens into the careers of prominent figures across several industries and sectors who have walked in your shoes.
  • Walks you through the changes in mindset required along your success path until the focus ultimately shifts to helping other leaders.

Black Faces in High Places is both a clarion call for more Black professionals at the top making systemic decisions for true advancement for the Black community, as well as the roadmap for you to rise to the highest rank of success and stay there.

About the Author

Dr. Randal Pinkett has established himself as an entrepreneur, speaker, author, scholar, and leading voice for his generation in business, technology, diversity, and inclusion. He is the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of his fifth venture, BCT Partners, a multimillion-dollar research, training, consulting, technology, and data analytics firm headquartered in Newark, NJ. BCT’s mission is to provide insights about diverse people that lead to equity. The company has been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Management Consulting Firms and has been named to the Black Enterprise BE 100 list of the nation’s largest African American-owned businesses.

Jeffrey A. Robinson, Ph.D. is an award-winning business school professor, international speaker and entrepreneur.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction
  • Strategic Action 1 - Exercise Self-Determination
  • Strategic Action 2 - Value Exploration
  • Strategic Action 3 - Develop Self-Mastery and Find Meaning
  • Strategic Action 4 - Network and Build Power
  • Strategic Action 5 - Maximize Mentoring
  • Strategic Action 6 - Leverage Our Might
  • Strategic Action 7 - Think and Act Like an Intrapreneur
  • Strategic Action 8 - Think and Act Like an Entrepreneur
  • Strategic Action 9 - Transform Systems
  • Strategic Action 10 - Seek Significance
  • Epilogue: Where Do We Go from Here?