July 30, 2010
“Get rid of the performance review,” says Professor Samuel Culbert, “and the end result will be employees who are happier at work, more honest with their bosses and themselves and corporations that get results they need.” Samuel Culbert is an award winning author, researcher and full-time, tenured professor at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. His laboratory is the world of work where he puts conventional managerial assumptions under a microscope to uncover and replace dysfunctional practices. His two latest books are: Beyond Bullsh*t: Straight-Talk at Work, and more recently, Get Rid of the Performance Review! How Companies Can Stop Intimidating, Start Managing – and Focus on What Really Matters. Tune in for the sparks!
Following a Ph.D. in communications, Don Carmont experienced many twists and turns in his career: Trainer in organizations from American Express to Zurich Life; Top producer in a financial services company; Led a multi-million dollar non-profit organization; Hosted daily radio and weekly television programs; Pioneered two churches by age 21. Dr. Don Carmont is a training and development and mentoring specialist, and author of The Naked Mentor.
Julie Brown worked in more than 20 companies gathering business savvy from industries related to Food, Retail, Banking, Insurance, Agriculture, Adventure, Equipment, Energy, Health, Research and Sales before she found her niche in career development. Now, Julie is the Career and Mentorship Coordinator with the Graduate Students’ Association at the University of Calgary. Dial in Julie and Don who will share what makes, and breaks, mentoring relationships. Continue reading
Do you want to be confident, happy and successful? Most people would answer yes, but don’t know how to achieve these goals. CareerBuzz co-host, Louisa Jewell, talks with Robert Biswas-Diener, co-author of The Strengths Book about the 60 strengths that make us who we are and how to use them to our best advantage. Discover how you can leverage your strengths to achieve greater success and enjoy better relationships. Check out past CareerBuzz shows with Louisa Jewell.
He became CEO because of love of travel. She connects creativity to income.
July 9, 2010
“Business is an extension of my hobby,” says David Creighton whose hobby of travel, sailing and exploration ultimately led to his present role as President and CEO of Cordiant Capital. David has over 25 years experience in international capital markets in a career that’s taken him from New York to London and throughout Asia. Returning to his native Montreal in 1999, David co-founded Cordiant, a fund manager specialising in emerging markets, now with $2.4 billion in subscriptions. Tune in as David sails through the gusts and lulls in his career story.
Michelle James wants to reconnect people’s creativity with their income earning activity. She’s been pioneering applied creativity and applied improvisation in business in the Washington, DC area since 1994. She is CEO of The Center for Creative Emergence and founder of the Capitol Creativity Network — an Applied Creativity community hub since 2004. Her mission is to integrate the worlds of creativity, service, meaning and commerce, and cultivate whole brain, whole-person engagement in the workplace. Create space to hear Michelle’s career story, a Visionary Leader as recognized in Fast Company’s blog, Leading Change. Continue reading