1. Carice Anderson | How Black Professionals Can Thrive In Today’s Workplaces Tanveer Naseer 39:17

When it comes to diversity in today’s workplaces, understandably much of the focus is on systemic challenges members of various marginalized groups have to deal with.

But as my guest in this episode of my Leadership Biz Cafe podcast points out, that doesn’t mean there aren’t measures Black professionals can take at the individual level so they can succeed and thrive in today’s corporate environment.

Carice Anderson is a seasoned corporate leader and executive, having worked at numerous organizations including Deloitte, Korn Ferry, McKinsey & Company, Aon-Hewitt, and has worked with top companies like Google, Bloomberg, JP Morgan Chase and Bain & Company. 

I’ve invited Carice to join me on my podcast to talk about her book “Intelligence Isn’t Enough: A Black Professional’s Guide to Thriving in the Workplace” so that Black and non-Black leaders can learn from her insights about how Black employees can be empowered to succeed and thrive as members of their team. 

Over the course of my conversation with Carice, we spoke about:

What is the Black Tax and how it impacts the productivity and perception of Black and non-Black employees.

An examination of the “three major corporate muscle groups” Black professionals need to flex and develop to succeed in the corporate world.

The mindset shift Black professionals need to make to have a healthier relationship with failure.

How Black professionals tend to prioritize degrees over work relationships and why they need to change their focus to get ahead in the corporate world.

The advantages of looking for sponsors and not just mentors to help elevate your career.

Why we need to think of “difficult conversations” as “courageous conversations” and how to be more effective in having them. 

Noteworthy links:

Buy Carice’s book “Intelligence Isn’t Enough” on Amazon.*

Learn more about Carice’s work – cariceanderson.com

*sponsored link that helps to support this podcast. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Tanveer Naseer Leadership Keynote Speaker and Corporate Trainer, Podcast host "Leadership Biz Cafe"

Tanveer Naseer is an internationally acclaimed keynote speaker and award-winning leadership writer. He is also the Founder and CEO of Tanveer Naseer Leadership, a leadership corporate training and consulting firm that works with executives and managers to help them develop practical leadership and team-building competencies to drive organizational growth and development.

Tanveer is the recipient of several awards and recognitions as one of the world's top thinkers in the leadership sphere, including being recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the Top 100 Leadership and Management Experts.

Tanveer has been very active on speaking circuit, giving keynotes and workshops on leadership and empowering employees to audiences across Canada, United States, Europe, and the Middle East in a wide range of industries in both private and public sectors.

Tanveer is also the host of the popular and long-running "Leadership Biz Cafe" podcast, which Inc Magazine has described as feeling "like you're sitting down for a cup of coffee with two leadership experts to learn about how to become that leader our employees need us to be."