The Way Up: Climbing the Corporate Mountain as a Professional of Color

  • 3h 54m
  • Errol L. Pierre, Jim Jermanok
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2023

Practical and actionable advice for minorities seeking concrete strategies to help them move up the corporate ladder

In The Way Up: Climbing the Corporate Mountain as a Professional of Color, accomplished executive Dr. Errol L. Pierre delivers a pragmatic and actionable guide to help underrepresented individuals from all ethnic backgrounds achieve their professional goals and elevate their careers in today’s virtual workplace. The book takes a step-by-step approach to understanding the skills and strategies required to move from entry-level and middle management roles to the executive ranks.

Readers will also find:

  • A collection of key lessons and short stories containing practical advice designed to help readers achieve their professional potential
  • Strategies proven to work in the real-world, full of innovative insights and practical know-how
  • Tips on navigating the offices and Zoom calls that make up today’s employment environment

An indispensable discussion of what it takes to succeed in today’s hyper-competitive professional environment, The Way Up will earn a place in the libraries of newly graduated businesspeople as well as seasoned pros seeking to advance their careers.

About the Author

DR. ERROL L. PIERRE is the Senior Vice President of State Programs at Healthfirst Inc., the largest nonprofit health plan in New York. He is an in-demand speaker and panelist on leadership, diversity, and healthcare in America and has addressed hundreds of audiences including the National Urban League for Young Professionals, 100 Black Men, and Fordham University.

JIM JERMANOK is an award-winning writer, director, producer, author, and speaker based in New York. His words and photos can be seen in The Washington Post, Indiewire, The Huffington Post, and The Boston Globe. He has written two highly praised books: Beyond The Craft: What You Need To Know To Make A Living Creatively! and Dive In! Real Estate Investment Advice From A Pro

In this Book

  • Introduction—The Corporate Mountain
  • Find Your Purpose and Your Passion—The Resignation Letter That Led Me Back to My Truth
  • Embrace Your Defining Moments—A Bright Future is Only Built Upon the Foundations of Your Past
  • Reclaim Your Seat—Reaching the Top is Not as Difficult as Staying There
  • Harness Your Distinctions—The First Time You Discover Your Racial Identity is Life-Transforming
  • Job Interviews Happen Every Day—How Shampoo Changed My Life and Started My Career
  • Make the Most of Your Mentor—The Right Mentor Makes All the Difference in the World
  • Recognize and Harness Your Champions—Champions Are Larger-Than-Life People Who Give You a Boost
  • Overcome the Entry-Level Blues—What to Do When You Feel Like You're Running in Place
  • Navigate and Survive Bad Bosses—How to Handle Hostile or Biased Bosses in the Workplace
  • Grow by Giving Back—Experience the Power of Public Service and Selflessness
  • Be Honest Even When It's Hard—Truth Telling Can Set You Apart in the Workplace
  • Leave Without Burning the Bridge—Your Last 100 Days at a Company Are as Important as Your First 100
  • Exude Executive Presence—How to Flourish as a Leader of Color on Your Way Up the Corporate Mountain
  • Adapt to the Workforce of the Future—The Rules for Navigating Through a Post-Pandemic Business Environment
  • Lead While Leaving a Legacy—Make the Greatest Impact You Possibly Can
  • Interviews