The Unspoken Rules: How to Become a High Performer at Work

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Event Details:

Date:  Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

Location: Zoom Webinar

Admission Free


No one tells you how to navigate your first day in a new role. No one tells you how to take ownership, manage expectations, or handle workplace politics. No one tells you how to get promoted.

The answers to these professional unknowns lie in the unspoken rules—the certain ways of doing things that managers expect but don't explain and that top performers do but don't realize.

The problem is, these rules aren't taught in school. Instead, they get passed down over dinner or from mentor to mentee, making for an unleveled playing field, with the insiders getting ahead and the outsiders stumbling along through trial and error.

Until now. In this 1-hour session with Q&A, Gorick Ng, Harvard career adviser and author of THE UNSPOKEN RULES: Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right, will share highlights and practical strategies from his book that attendees can apply to their own work lives immediately to get further, faster in their careers.


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Gorick Ng

Author, The Unspoken Rules: Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right

Gorick Ng is the author of The Unspoken Rules: Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right (Harvard Business Review Press, April 27, 2021), a guide on how to become a top-performing employee, based on 500+ interviews with professionals across geographies, industries, and job types. Gorick's book is quickly becoming required reading for new grads and new hires across universities, Fortune 500 companies, tech startups, and non-profits.

Gorick is a career adviser at Harvard College, specializing in coaching first-generation, low-income students. He has managed new employees at Boston Consulting Group, worked in investment banking at Credit Suisse, and is also a researcher with the Managing the Future of Work project at Harvard Business School. Find him at

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