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Intellingence Isn't Enough

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A huge thanks to Jonathan Ball Publisher and NetGalley for my e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Firstly Carice is witty and intelligent and I wish I had read this book at University. This book should be required reading. The book is divided into 6 chapters which means you can finish in no time *fingers crossed*. In the first chapter, she tackles a whole new world which is the corporate world. She then goes into tackling how to get your mind right, why people matter, cultural intelligence, building your personal brand, the importance of communication, and how you can be of impact.

The book was packing valuable lessons that I kept on highlighting. Just a few takeaways from the book :

* It doesn’t hurt to work with others! We all need help
* Learn how to communicate and how to communicate well
* Intelligence isn’t enough
* Mistakes happen because we are human
* We all need to read this book! I highly recommend it

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This is a great handbook for early- and mid-stage professionals of all genders and races. There is writing in here catered strongly towards Black professionals working in white-dominated/Western-oriented companies, but there is advice for everyone on not only surviving but thriving in the workplace. Anderson shares her global experience from the one of the best business schools in the world to the best consulting/professional services firm in the world, and takes us on a journey through the peaks and troughs of corporate life. Some of the advice contradicts with the balance we're taught to value now in this world of self-care and boundaries, but there are definitely nuggets of wisdom and compromise.

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This book is an excellent read and a great gift to young people, Generation Z’ers and Millennials in particular. A timely book for those coming out of a pandemic being tooled up for the workplace, especially for those who have acquired an academic background or have gained knowledge as a trainee or apprentice who now seeks to navigate and carve out their career. It equips the reader with learning the softer skills required for success at work. It takes a set further in helping readers decipher who the right sort of people they should align themselves to and helpfully shows what ‘sponsorship’ looks like in addition to appreciating the benefits of a mentor.

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