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Intelligence Isn’t Enough: A Black Professional’s Guide to Thriving in the Workplace

Carice Anderson

Intelligence Isn’t Enough will empower young Black graduates entering the workforce and Black professionals already at work, teaching them not only how to survive but also thrive in the corporate environment. 

Carice Anderson, with over 17 years’ experience at top companies as a professional development manager and coach, shares her wisdom and knowledge. Her insider status has given her access to revelatory industry trends and insights on the harsh realities of corporates in general. Often, it is Black professionals who struggle the most and become frustrated and demotivated very early on in their professional lives as they lack the necessary skills, most of which aren’t taught or developed at tertiary level. 

This book will help Black professionals strategically perform in their careers while working for someone else. The author uses her own experience as a mentor, teacher and researcher, as well as the advice and personal anecdotes from 30 successful Black leaders in Africa, North America and Europe, to guide the reader through what she calls the major corporate muscles. These are IQ, Mental Attitude, People Matters, Cultural Intelligence, Personal Branding and Communication which, in her expert opinion, professionals need to flourish in any corporate setting. 

By mastering the balance between working on versus working in your career you can start making more strategic decisions critical to your success and advancement in the workplace.


Carice Anderson has spent over 17 years focusing on human capital development strategies and working on change and performance management projects. She worked as a Professional Development Manager at McKinsey & Company in Johannesburg where she developed a programme for young Black professionals. She obtained her MBA from Harvard Business School. She is the founder of Thrive Leadership Advisory, a leadership consulting, coaching and facilitation firm and has worked for top companies like Google, Bain & Company, Allan Gray, Orbis Foundation and Publicis Media. She has lived in Johannesburg for over 11 years now.

Category:  Business
ISBN:  9781776190782
Publisher:  Jonathan Ball Publishers
On sale:  February 2021
List price:  R250 
Format:  Paperback
eBook ISBN  9781776190799 
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