About the course
Building a career is hard. What job to take, how long to stay, how to find satisfaction at work, how to change the course of a career, how to influence our peers and managers—these are questions that each of us will face at various points in our working lives. Instructor Tracy Wilk, formerly a long-time "Googler" himself, interviewed over eighty-five current and former Google senior leaders and staff to understand how they have handled these challenges in their own careers. Their insights form the basis of this course. We will learn about the good and bad decisions they’ve made and lessons learned; the career advice they often give and the best advice they’ve received; and their views on the future of work. We will see how their experiences contain universal truths about career management that apply regardless of where one works or the career aspirations one has. Students will apply the principles discussed in class to their own careers. By the conclusion of this course, among other outcomes, students will understand the key factors that contribute to their own job satisfaction; they will have identified prospective mentors in their lives; they will have a framework for making difficult career decisions; and they will understand a little more about "managing up." We will also be joined by guest speakers who will discuss their own experience.
Tracy Wilk works with leaders in technology and financial technology, helping them develop effective responses to challenging leadership and management situations. For thirty years prior to becoming a coach, Wilk held several senior management roles, most recently at Google, where he was chief co...
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