Learn, Work, Lead: Things Your Mentor Won't Tell You—On Sale Oct. 7

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Terri Tierney Clark Explains How Young Women Need to Go Beyond Today’s Conventional Career Advice

Many smart young women today know to find mentors, network and self-advocate, but often don’t take the next step. Do they ever question their mentor’s advice? Could their networking efforts be more effective? Could they improve the way they self-advocate? Terri Tierney Clark teaches women in the first ten years of their careers to learn how to analyze their own workplace decisions and optimize their actions for the biggest impact. Learn, Work, Lead: Things Your Mentor Won’t Tell You is a cutting-edge career and job search guide, filled with meaningful real-life stories. It offers young professional women essential skills and expert advice to successfully navigate in a gender-biased workplace. This quick-reading guide gives women the tools they need to learn in their work now so that they will be chosen to lead in the future.

As Clark explains in one of the many critical lessons she shares in Learn, Work, Lead: Things Your Mentor Won’t Tell You, “Before I understood that my work environment might have different rules from those I grew up with, I made a mistake that a senior officer pointed out to me. She saw me exiting a taxi as my client had just finished paying the driver and whispered, ‘Why didn't you pay?’ I don't know why I didn't pay. I guess the guy reminded me of my father; he talked like my father; he even looked like my father. I'm thankful I didn't ask him for my weekly allowance. It certainly didn't occur to me to pay for the taxi; my father always did that.”

Clark offers guidance on how to succeed even when you're faced with problems that no one could predict and helpful tools to develop an optimal career plan. Readers will also benefit from Clark’s interviews with some of today’s top business leaders, including wisdom gained from the tough lessons they’ve learned.

Terri Tierney Clark, a graduate of Smith College and Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business has over 20 years of business experience in senior positions at Merrill Lynch and other firms. She was among the first female managing directors in investment banking on Wall Street and was elected to Merrill Lynch’s first women’s steering committee. Working with young professional women, Clark noticed that many followed the Lean In mandate, but needed guidance on how to analyze important career decisions and actions. That led to her decision to write Learn, Work, Lead: Things Your Mentor Won’t Tell You. Terri Tierney Clark is married, with two daughters in college and a son in high school.

Look for Learn, Work, Lead: Things Your Mentor Won’t Tell You, published by Peterson’s, on sale October 7, 2014.

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