Early Career Advice We Could All Benefit From

A conversation with Paige Cohen

“How do I balance assertiveness and persuasion?” “How do I set myself up now if I want to be CEO someday?” These are just a few of the common workplace questions that younger women ask themselves when they’re starting off their careers. Knowing the answers to these questions early in their careers sets folks up for success. And for those whose early career feels like a distant memory, you could benefit from reading this chapter to refresh your thinking and to revel in a moment of pride—remind yourself how far you’ve come, even on those days when you feel as though you’re not where you want to be.

Paige Cohen, editor of HBR Ascend, joins Amy Bernstein to share their ...

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