Carice Anderson: intelligence isn’t enough

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Carice Anderson author of Intelligence isn’t enough is a professional development manager and coach with over 17 years’ experience at top companies.

Having noticed that Black professionals are often the ones who struggle the most with the transition to corporate life and as a result become frustrated and demotivated very early on in their professional lives.

Anderson looks both forward and to the past as she addresses cultural differences and legacies that often burden first generation black professionals.

Anderson set out to write a guide looking at the domains which one needs to flourish in any corporate setting. These are IQ, Mental Attitude, People Matters, Cultural Intelligence, Personal Branding and Communication.
The book masterfully sets to uncover why each of these are so pivotal for professional success in the corporate world.

Anderson addresses the questions of excelling in challenging job assignments and experiences which shape your learning in the work environment. She looks at maximising relationships and experiences in the working environment.

She presents the case for developing yourself not only as a career professional in your chosen field but also for working on yourself as a brand.

She presents the case for developing yourself not only as a career professional in your chosen field but also for working on yourself as a brand.

She asks readers to examine how they spend their time and the time spent is setting them up for greatness.

Cognisant on the many factors that are out of our control in the workplace, Anderson implores the reader to focus on what is in their control as an empowering way to shape your experience.

In this conversation Anderson sat down with the Cheeky Natives to look at just why Intelligence isn’t enough and what you can do about it.