Morgan Stanley’s Carla Harris on why you need to understand the adjectives of success

10.1.2014 Article, Careers, Leadership, Reynolda Campus, School News

By Hilary Burns (’14)

Perception matters in a business setting. You can work 16 hours a day, seven days a week, but if you aren’t seen as motivational, you won’t get that promotion to management. Merit isn’t always objective.

That’s one of Carla Harris’ “pearls of wisdom” that she shared Tuesday night at Wake Forest University’s Business School. Harris is a vice chairman of global wealth management, managing director and senior client adviser at Morgan Stanley. She’s also the author of “Expect To Win: 10 Proven Strategies for Thriving in the Workplace.”

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Hilary Burns is a 2014 graduate of Wake Forest University and a BizWomen reporter.