The Reason You're Not Getting Promoted | Daily Hustle
Wall Street leader Carla Harris reveals why success for women is not just about hard work.
CARLA HARRIS: Today, I want to talk about leveraging your voice. Remember that your voice is at the heart of your power. And when you submerge your voice, you become irrelevant. And when you become irrelevant, you put a big target on the front and a big target on the back. It's important that you understand that if you don't ask, you don't get. There's only one person that has responsibility for your career and that's you.
No one else in your organization, not HR, not your boss has a responsibility for thinking about what your next assignment will be, where your skill gaps are, and what you must do next in order to fill those gaps. So it's your responsibility to ask for a new assignment, your responsibility to ask for a raise, your responsibility to let the organization know when it's time for you to get promoted. And remember you have equal footing to everybody in your organization.
When they chose you, they chose you because they thought you were going to be a value added player, nothing less. So that gives you the right to ask for what you want, to make sure the organization is aware of your expectations. That's part of the contract that you have with that organization. To deliver an a-plus job every day, in return, they give you the things that you need in order to be successful. I'm Carla Harris, and I'll see you next time on "Daily Hustle."