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How to find the person who can help you get ahead at work | Carla Harris

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The workplace is often presented as a meritocracy, where you can succeed by putting your head down and working hard. Wall Street veteran Carla Harris learned early in her career that this a myth. The key to actually getting ahead? Get a sponsor: a person who will speak on your behalf in the top-level, closed-door meetings you're not invited to (yet). Learn how to identify and develop a productive sponsor relationship in this candid, powerful talk.

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34 Comments on How to find the person who can help you get ahead at work | Carla Harris

  1. Dr1ven Industries // 9th January 2019 at 4:39 pm // Reply

    Definitely makes a difference to find that right person who can help! Great channel and use it as inspiration with my personal channel!

  2. 3 Subscribers Without Any Videos!!!!! // 9th January 2019 at 4:40 pm // Reply

    *God gave us 2 ears and 1 mouth*

    Because you should listen more then you talk.

  3. Discover Your Awesomeness // 9th January 2019 at 4:52 pm // Reply

    *Today is the only day. Yesterday is gone. ₩*

  4. Mustapha Bouchaqour // 9th January 2019 at 4:56 pm // Reply

    This is how my home country has been broken, because everybody is looking for sponsors to cover themselves.

  5. Great lecture! Well said.

  6. Best TED video in a while.

  7. Marian Gherca // 9th January 2019 at 5:17 pm // Reply

    4th reason, he has someone else.

  8. This is excellent valuable information.

  9. Amanda Anderson // 9th January 2019 at 5:25 pm // Reply

    You need a job first to get ahead in your job. Fast food jobs only lead to more fast food jobs.

    • Amanda Anderson fast food jobs can lead to managing a fast food restaurant and then owning a fast food restaurant. It all depends on the persons attitude about the job and what opportunities they see in that job.

  10. Amanda Anderson // 9th January 2019 at 5:33 pm // Reply

    See that’s what others call Brown Nosing. When in reality it is working hard and caring about people you work with.

  11. I wish I could find someone with integrity who would like to mentor, especially in an economic environment where jobs are scarce!

  12. Nicholi Baldron // 9th January 2019 at 6:21 pm // Reply

    This is one of the better TED Talks.

  13. Vaibhav Gupta // 9th January 2019 at 6:25 pm // Reply

    Such a great Ted talk.

  14. V Singularity // 9th January 2019 at 6:44 pm // Reply

    I’ve misread the title as “How to find the person who can help you get ahead AF”

  15. Samuel Carter // 9th January 2019 at 6:48 pm // Reply

    Brilliant woman, and brilliant delivery of a very helpful speech!

  16. When you speak up for others to the influential bosses at the top, people will also think better of you because a good leader is one who identifies potential in someone and verbalise it.

  17. Christyn Pienaar // 9th January 2019 at 7:17 pm // Reply

    she speaks so damn well – i want more info here.. this is great

  18. She is the definition of a strong woman

  19. Claudiu Stian // 9th January 2019 at 8:30 pm // Reply

    Impeccable delivery. Message heard, ingested, digested, and assimilated.

  20. Amanda Brisbane // 9th January 2019 at 11:57 pm // Reply

    Putting ones head down and getting on with ones work ??? All that does is make the one above you look better. Never got me anywhere. You want something you gotta get greedy and I am unable to do that.

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