Intelligence Isn't Enough: A Black Professional's Guide to Thriving in the Workplace

  • 9h 44m 49s
  • Carice Anderson, Joyce Roché
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • 2022

Master the balance between working on your career and working in it. Intelligence Isn't Enough helps Black professionals make strategic decisions and learn the unspoken rules for success.

Recounting the frustration she felt as a young Black woman beginning her career, Carice Anderson knows that many Black professionals are relying on their education and intellect alone to be successful in the workplace. In this book, she empowers young Black professionals by equipping them with advice and little-known principles of career success from her experiences and interviews with thirty successful Black leaders.

Intelligence Isn't Enough is divided into six chapters that guide readers through what Anderson calls the three major corporate muscle groups:

Knowing yourself- understanding your story and investigating your mindset

Knowing others-building and sustaining important relationships in the workplace

Knowing your environment-analyzing your organization's culture

Anderson will teach you how to integrate the knowledge of these three groups to craft an authentic personal brand and communication style that will help you maximize your impact.

Using personal stories, quotes, lessons learned, and advice from both the author and Black leaders who have worked in some of the finest institutions across North America, Africa, and Europe, Black professionals will learn tips and tools to strategically chart their career paths and advance in the workplace for lifelong success.

About the Author

Carice Anderson is a Director in Leadership and Manager Development for a leading asset management firm, and she lives in Atlanta. Anderson has an MBA from Harvard Business School and she worked for Aon-Hewitt, Deloitte, Korn Ferry and McKinsey&Company. During her time at McKinsey&Company, she worked as a professional development manager, where she managed a leadership development program for young Black professionals. Anderson has presented her insights and worked as a leadership consultant, facilitator and coach for top companies like Google, Bloomberg, Accenture, J P Morgan Chase, Bain&Company and Publicis Media.

As a trailblazer in the corporate world for 25 years, Ms. Roché mentored women by encouraging them to fi nd their voices and take bold career risks to excel. Her vision for empowered businesswomen carried over into her work on behalf of girls when, in 2000, she assumed the role of president and CEO of Girls Inc. the nonprofi t organization whose mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.

Before joining Girls Inc. Ms. Roché served as president and chief operating officer of Carson Products Company, and vice president of global marketing at Avon Products, Inc. While at Avon, Ms. Roché broke new ground, becoming Avon's first African American female vice president, the first African American vice president of marketing, and the company's first vice president of global marketing.

Ms. Roché has received widespread acclaim for her achievements in the business world: In 1998, Business Week selected her as one of the Top Managers to Watch, and in 1997 she was featured on the cover of Fortune. In 2006, she received the Legacy Award during Black Enterprise magazine's Women of Power Summit, and in 2007 she received the Distinguished Alumna Award from Columbia University Women in Business.

Ms. Roché is a graduate of Dillard University in New Orleans and holds an MBA from Columbia University. She has successfully completed Stanford University's Senior Executive Program and holds honorary doctorate degrees from Dillard University and North Adams State College. She currently sits on the board of directors of AT&T Inc. Macy's Inc. Tupperware Brands, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc. and the Association of Governing Boards. She is the chair of the board of trustees for Dillard University.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - A whole new world
  • Chapter 2 - Get your mind right
  • Chapter 3 - People matter
  • Chapter 4 - Developing your cultural intelligence
  • Chapter 5 - Building your personal brand
  • Chapter 6 - Communication is key
  • Conclusion: Organising you for impact