According to Wall Street veteran Carla Harris, meritocracy is a myth. The subjectivity of human evaluation pollutes supposed meritocratic environments. Therefore, to get ahead, you must have a sponsor, someone with influence who is willing to argue your case. So take the time and energy to invest in a sponsor relationship. Harris’s candid, assertive advice will appeal to ambitious workers seeking to scale the ladder.
About the Speaker
Carla Harris is a vice chairperson of wealth management at Morgan Stanley and author of Expect to Win.