Begin Boldly: How Women Can Reimagine Risk, Embrace Uncertainty, and Launch a Brilliant Career

  • 3h 7m
  • Christie Hunter Arscott
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • 2022

Learn how to take the right risks for lasting success. Begin Boldly provides a framework for making the kind of bold moves that will get your career off to its best start!

Have you ever shied away from taking a risk? Maybe you didn't apply for a job because you didn't meet 100 percent of the requirements or passed up the opportunity to take on a challenging role because you didn't feel ready.

If you can relate, you are not alone. Despite recognizing the benefits of making bold moves, most women—especially those early in their careers—struggle to harness the power of risk-taking. Begin Boldly changes that.

Christie Hunter Arscott equips readers to intelligently take risks using an actionable model built around three mindsets: a curious mindset, a courageous mindset, and an agile mindset. With a step-by-step method for taking risks, assessing rewards, and refining approaches, she gives women a flexible and repeatable framework to help them develop this critical career skill.

Begin Boldly inspires women to take chances on themselves and turns risk-taking into an enlightening and empowering antidote for self-doubt. As Christie reminds us, the biggest risk for women is not taking any risks at all.

About the Author

Christie Hunter Arscott is an independent strategic advisor and an internationally recognized researcher, writer, and speaker. As former deputy leader of Deloitte Consulting's US diversity and inclusion service offering, she has helped organizations all over the world build inclusivity and advance the next generation of women leaders. Arscott was selected for the Thinkers50 Radar List and Thinkers50 Talent Award shortlist, and her research has been published in Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fortune, Business Insider, and many others. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies, national government entities, leading talent research bodies, and top academic institutions.

In this Book

  • Foreword by Betsy Myers
  • Introduction—Your Move to Make
  • Risk–Reward–Refine–Repeat
  • Take Strategic Risks Boldly
  • Build Your Risk Resilience
  • Cultivate Connectivity Through Curiosity
  • Use Curiosity as a Tool of Influence
  • Harness Curiosity to Optimize Your Time Investment
  • Courageous Acts
  • Courageous Advocacy—For You
  • Courageous Advocacy— for Others
  • Agile Experiments
  • Agile Identity
  • Agile Change
  • Conclusion—Launch Your Brilliant Career
  • Begin Boldly Discussion Guide
  • Notes