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Take a Lesson Today's Black Achievers on How They Made It and What They Learned along the Way

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ISBN-10: 0471209899

ISBN-13: 9780471209898

Edition: 2001

Authors: Caroline V. Clarke

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Great minds reveal why you shouldTake a Lesson"Take a Lesson is a treasure trove of insight on what it takes to lead and to achieve success in today’s world. These lessons from African–American leaders transcend race. They are universal and I recommend this book to any reader wanting to get ahead."–Secretary of State Colin L. Powell "Even when the odds are against you, you can succeed. If you’re determined to come up in your chosen profession, take a few lessons from Take a Lesson."–Tavis Smiley, Author and Talk Show Host"Talk about your New Black Power! Take a Lesson offers access to the highest and most elite levels of corporate power and success, and it provides insights that should inspire anyone who aspires to reach similar heights. The executives featured in Take a Lesson are a Dream Team of mentors. Read what they have to say, and rise."–Roy S. JohnsonEditorial Director, Vanguarde Media; Editor–in–Chief, Savoy
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/27/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

CAROLINE V. CLARKE is Editor-at-Large at Black Enterprise magazine and Editorial Director of Black Enterprise books. She has been an editor at BE since 1992 and worked with BE founder Earl Graves on his book, How to Succeed in Business Without Being White. Ms. Clarke is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and has a bachelor's degree from Smith College.

Introduction
Control what you can: Your own integrity, your own performance
Talent is a great gift, but the gift alone doesn't get you there
Prepare, prepare, prepare, then accept the results--whatever they are
It is your core beliefs that either propel you or hold you back
You're only going to be here for a minute; make that minute count!
It's a powerful notion: You can always do things better
The hardest truth is this: You can do your best, and still not win
It's still about what each of us can do for all of us
What matters is not just if you get there, but what you stand for if you get there
Taking a risk is scary, but it can feel so good
I believe in destiny, but you can't just sit there waiting on it. Go get it
When the blockades go up, move around or through them, just keep on moving
Don't be afraid to lose. Don't be afraid to go it alone. Don't be afraid
There are great benefits to a position like mine, but there is a high price to be paid
I'm still trying to find my true purpose in life, but I'm not trying to rush it, or force it, anymore
My grandmother was right: You are judged by the company you keep
The people who can handle the valleys in their lives are the ones who will ultimately make it
Think big, dream big, but focus small
Hesitancy is often viewed as ignorance. Better to just make a mistake, then get on with it
Watching my mother do her very best as a maid, that is how I leamed to be a college president
Get your feet on the ground, and know who you are
Is the glass half full or is it half empty? The answer lies in your attitude
My outlook has always been, if it's doable, then why can't I do it?
I'm proof that you can operate a little bit outside of the box and still have the inside track
Develop good instincts, then trust them completely
Remember this: Perception is reality
It was important for me to hit a brick wall; it forced me to deal with me
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