While American women hold 52 percent of all professional-level jobs, only 20 percent hold executive, senior leadership, and management positions in U.S. high-tech industries. As a woman of color, I know the frustration and devastation of being passed over for a leadership position. And I realized that just exceeding my performance goals would not land me a leadership role. So I created an integrated strategy for career advancement. Fast Track Your Leadership Career provides a template for creating that integrated strategy. You’ll get concrete examples on how to identify your superpower, build your brand, invest in yourself, navigate work politics, and build a support system that will propel you along the road to your success.
This book is an attempt to share that template with you so you can fast-track your own leadership career. The template is the culmination of more than fifteen years of cumulative experiences, my own and those of many other women leaders who have successfully navigated the corporate environment. I have tweaked, updated, and modified this template over the years to make sure it is lean and current. While this book is written from a woman’s perspective, almost everything I talk about in this book can also be used by men to fast-track their careers.
This template comprises of:
- Identifying Your Superpower
- Building Your Brand
- Investing In Yourself
- Finding a Sponsor
- Practicing Mindful Leadership
- Building Resilience
- Making Sure You Are Heard
- Navigating Through Work Politics
- Learning to Network
- Building Your Support System
- Your Next Steps
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