climbing the corporate ladder

The Book

Intelligence Isn’t Enough: A Black Professional’s Guide to Thriving in the Workplace contains beyond-the-book-smarts insights from Carice Anderson, a Harvard-trained learning and organizational development leader, facilitator, and corporate vet.

It’s the perfect resource to support high-performing Black professionals everywhere who want to advance their careers, defy limitations and climb the corporate ladder.

Now, Black career professionals have the opportunity to climb the corporate ladder and occupy the kind of highly compensated, highly-influential positions that our parents and grandparents could have only dreamed of.

And while there are many invisible barriers we’re still required to overcome, there are far more examples of and pathways to success available to us than ever before.

After spending two decades working inside some of the most competitive global companies like: McKinsey & Company, Deloitte Consulting, Korn Ferry, and BlackRock, I know what it takes to be successful in high-performing corporate environments.

So, I decided to write the book on it.

Unlearn career-killing myths and unlock your next level.

Intelligence Isn’t Enough gives you an in-depth look inside the hard-won lessons and relevant experiences I’ve gained throughout my 20-year corporate career.

By the end of this book, you’ll know:

  • The lessons learned and sage advice from the 30 Black Leaders who have worked in North America, Europe and Africa that Carice interviewed for the book.
  • What you’re bringing into the space that could be holding you back
  • Why much of the well-meaning advice you’re getting could be stalling your career.
  • Why relying on your intellect alone is a career-killing mistake you can’t afford to continue making (especially in high-performing corporate environments).
  • Why knowing yourself, others, and your environment are all necessary to sustain your success.
  • How to show up authentically and still climb the corporate ladder and advance your career.
  • How to navigate challenging (and even toxic) working environments.
  • Why invisible, systemic barriers aren’t the only obstacles that can derail your promising career trajectory.

It doesn’t matter if you’re working your first corporate job or if you’re ten years into your career, this book is a must-read for any Black career professional who’s ready to advance and maximize their impact at work.

Honestly, this is the book I wish I would have had at the start of my own career.

Meet Carice

Carice Anderson is a Harvard-trained, global learning and organizational development leader, facilitator and author. She has spent the last two decades inside some of the world’s most high-performing companies like: McKinsey & Company, BlackRock, Deloitte Consulting, and Korn Ferry.

Her experience supporting global professionals from the Netherlands, South Africa, the UK, Nigeria, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Brazil and Italy through their interpersonal and work-related challenges gives her a unique, globalized perspective on career success.

Carice believes that much of the common, well-meaning career advice given to Black professionals often stalls their careers and prevents them from climbing the corporate ladder, which is why she is committed to democratizing access to the unwritten rules of success in high-performing corporate environments.

In her first book entitled, Intelligence Isn’t Enough: A Black Professional’s Guide to Thriving in the Workplace, Carice offers a holistic approach to career advancement. She asserts that in order to experience sustainable success, professionals should make it their priority to know themselves, their colleagues and their environment. When corporate employees integrate all three principles into their workplace approach, they build a personal brand and communication style that positions them for maximum impact and fulfillment.

Carice candidly shares her global experience, discerning perspective, and hard-won professional lessons, while guiding Black professionals around the common career pitfalls.

Having lived and worked in South Africa for ten years, Carice has served as a coach for underrepresented talent around the globe. Her experience with supporting professionals from the Netherlands, South Africa, the UK, Nigeria, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Brazil and Italy, along with her globalized perspective makes Carice the perfect guide, mentor and expert for any Black professional who desires to demystify corporate success, advance their careers and maximize their impact.

Carice envisions a world where we normalize Black talent climbing the corporate ladder in corporate America, corporate Africa and corporate Europe.

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