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CareerCast by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business
36 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
Executive Employment and Compensation: An Insider's View
Did you know that each offer letter, regardless of the length and formality, could be considered an employment contract? Do you understand the elements and implications of your salary, short and long term incentives, and even the terms and conditions of your leaving the company? Adam J. Greetis, JD and Partner Employee Benefits, Seyfarth Shaw LLP would tell you that it’s crucial to manage the terms of your employment and compensation upfront. Otherwise, you could have challenging issues later on. In the this CareerCast, Adam shares his insight on executive employment and compensation in a rapidly changing environment from the corporations to startup worlds.
24 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
Create Lasting Connections and Opportunities
Opportunities are often “hidden” without having career advocates to facilitate them. Yet with those meaningful introductions, many career and entrepreneurial “big breaks” occur. The question is how do you create authentic and mutually beneficial relationships where the risk to help you is worth it to the other person. In this CareerCast, Susan McPherson, CEO of McPherson Strategies and author of THE LOST ART OF CONNECTING: The Gather, Ask, Do Method for Building Meaningful Business Relationships, shares how to connect with others (who may be different from you) and generate opportunities that benefit all parties.
30 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
Pivot with Your Strengths
Are you ready to make a move, or at least want to, and not sure how to bridge from your past to your aspiration? Kimberly B. Cummings, a leading career and leadership development expert, accomplished speaker, and author of Next Move, Best Move: Transitioning into a Career You’ll Love, would emphatically tell you to pivot with your strengths, values, and gifts. In this CareerCast, Kimberly shares her own pivots, insights, perspective, and wisdom from those shifts, and how you can create a next move that really matter.
29 minutes | Jul 17, 2021
Reputation, Personal Brand, and Success
Do you know how your personal brand and reputation impact personal and professional opportunities and success? Lida Citroën, CEO and founder of LIDA360, award-winning branding and reputation management expert, and author of CONTROL THE NARRATIVE: The Executive's Guide To Building, Pivoting And Repairing Your Reputation, would tell you that you must actively understand and manage your personal brand and reputation to be an effective businessperson today. Period. In this CareerCast, Lida shares insights, strategies, and actions to leverage your strengths and reposition areas of challenge.
26 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
The Winning Story
Do you have a story that persuades others to take action that benefit both of you? Are you currently working to build a narrative that differentiates you in a positive way? According to Dr. Dennis Rebelo, professor, speaker, and creator of the research-based Peak Storytelling model, your story will largely determine whether or not you achieve your goals. In this CareerCast, Dennis shares his insights, strategies, and tactics. Even more, he creates a Boothie’s story live on the episode. Listen in and enjoy!
32 minutes | May 20, 2021
Do you put things off that you know you should get done? As a coach, therapist and author of The Self-Sabotage Behavior Workbook, Dr. Candice Seti would tell you that you are not alone. The vast majority of working professionals procrastinate nearly every day. The cost is significant and yet, you can move past it. In this CareerCast, Candice shares her research-based knowledge, strategies, and insights on transforming self-sabotage and be more effective, credible, and successful.
24 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Building Transformative Relationships
Powerful relationships are the currency of your career and life. Yet where do you start? Shawn Nason, founder & CEO of MOFI, the Nason Group ecosystem, author of Kiss Your Dragons: Radical Relationships, Bold Heartsets, & Changing the World, and host of The Combustion Chronicles podcast, believes you need to look at the relationships that might even scare you and go for them anyway. In the process, you will transform yourself, your career, and your organization. In this CareerCast, Shawn shares his approach to creating greater success, happiness, and positive impact when you prepare for the challenge.
30 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
Predicting the Turn
Are you ready for the next disruption? According to Dave Knox, brand marketer, venture investor, startup advisor, and author of Predicting the Turn, even if you are an innovative, creative, disruptive organization today, you could be left in the dust tomorrow. In this CareerCast, David discusses the changing relationship between startups and Fortune 500 companies and how to foresee the future as it applies to the longevity of your industry, company, and career.
25 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
Realizing Undiscovered Opportunity
Depending who you talk to, the world is either filled with loss or overflowing with opportunity. Clearly, there aren’t two world. So what is the difference? Nir Bashan, founder and CEO of The Creator Mindset, award winner, Emmy nominee, and author of The Creator Mindset: 92 Tools to Unlock the Secrets to Innovation, Growth, and Sustainability, would tell you that it’s focus and perspective. In this CareerCast, Nir shares the practical, creative approach he uses with clients from AT&T and Microsoft to NFL Network and JetBlue on how to find undiscovered opportunity and be first.
29 minutes | Jan 14, 2021
Are You Solving the Right Problem
There are so many problems these days that emerge on a near daily basis. Yet it is impossible to solve them all. So how do you decide which are the right problems to solve at any moment in time? Kristen Cox, former Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget (GOMB) for the State of Utah, university instructor and fellow at David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah and co-author of Stop Decorating the Fish and The World of Decorating the Fish, has strong opinions on this. She would say that most people throw “more” on the problem – from more strategy and data to more money and technology – and this doesn’t work. In this CareerCast, Kristen shares her insights, perspective, and actions based on her vast and deep experience on how to identify the right problems to solve and how to do it.
24 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
Career Fear and How to Beat It
Jobs have changed so much in the last decade and transforming at an exponential rate right now. In this age of uncertainty, staying in control of your professional life can feel overwhelmingly challenging. So what does it take to have, and be in control of, a successful and fulfilling career? In this CareerCast, Somi Arian, multi-award-Winning Filmmaker, Tech Philosopher, Entrepreneur, and author of Career Fear and How to Beat It explores the perspective, mindset and uniquely human skills you need for a resilient and thriving career - without the fear.
35 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
Turning Adversity to Your Advantage
Adversity seems to be everywhere – from home to work to society. According to strategist, coach and author of the bestselling book, The Empowerment Paradox, Ben Woodward, believe that now is the perfect time to accelerate your growth, advancement, and confidence by turning the challenges in front of you to your advantage. In this CareerCast, Ben brings his insights from repeated experiences with family trauma, chronic illness, and corporate crisis to help you build personal strength and power for greater capacity, meaning and authentic success.
26 minutes | Oct 16, 2020
Reset Your Work Life
Is it possible to choose the things to in your life and where you focus your energy with so many overlapping and conflicting demands? Gail Golden, Ph.D., licensed psychologist, MBA-holding entrepreneur, and author of Curating Your Life, would say, “Absolutely yes.” In this CareerCast, Gail shares how successful C-suite executives master both emotions and the economics, leveraging her approach that combines sports-influenced tactics of performance coaching with psychology-trained skills of empathy.
27 minutes | Sep 17, 2020
Communicate with Confidence
Do you ever have something you want to say – in a meeting, networking conversation, or even an interview – and your messaging loses its impact? You are not alone and the pressures of today’s workplace and job market only add to the stress. Caroline Goyder, advisor to executive leadership, speaker, and author of multiple books including Find Your Voice, knows you can learn to create a compelling message, overcome the negative effects of stress on your delivery, and inspire and positively influence others. In this CareerCast, Caroline shares her insights, lessons learned, and practical actions to communicate with more confidence than ever before.
26 minutes | Aug 20, 2020
The Initiative Edge
Do your options seem to be shrinking? The question is: Do they need to be – even in challenging times? Joshua Spodek PhD MBA, three-time TEDx speaker, #1 bestselling author of Initiative and Leadership Step by Step, successful entrepreneur, and professor and coach of entrepreneurship and leadership at NYU and Columbia Business School, would say an emphatic NO!. Instead, he would tell you that now it the time to expand your thinking, actions, and opportunities. In this CareerCast, Josh shares a practice-based method to help you discover and develop passions and take initiative—even if you don’t yet know where you want to focus your energies.
29 minutes | Jul 16, 2020
Leading Without Authority
According to Keith Ferrazzi, Chairman of Ferrazzi Greenlight and its Research Institute and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Never Eat Alone and Leading without Authority, leadership no longer demands an office, an official title, or even a physical workplace. So, can an individual lead without authority? Keith would say “yes” and it’s an imperative. You need to unite around a shared mission and care about the success and development of others as much as you care about your own. Regardless of your title, position, or where or how you work, the ability to lead without authority is an essential workplace competency. In this CareerCast, Keith shares how you can turn your colleagues and partners into teammates and truly reboot the way you work with others.
30 minutes | Jun 18, 2020
Optimal Outcomes in Challenging Times
Is it possible to create an optimal outcome when you are in the midst of a really challenging time? If you ask, Dr. Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler, a leading expert on conflict and organizational psychology, founder and CEO of Alignment Strategies Group, and author of OPTIMAL OUTCOMES: Free Yourself from Conflict at Work, at Home, and in Life, she would tell you absolutely, Yes! In this CareerCast, Jennifer shares her extensive experience (working with global organizations like Intel, Novartis, and KPMG), strategic insights, and practical actions to help you advance in a world of uncertainty, ambiguity, and few things under your control.
27 minutes | May 14, 2020
In today’s world, disruption is everywhere – at times to solve a new problem and other times because an industry or brand requires a big refresh to survive. According to Sean Pillot de Chenecey, brand expert and author of INFLUENCERS & REVOLUTIONARIES: How Innovative Trailblazers, Trends & Catalysts Are Transforming Business, the people who will thrive in this rapidly changing world are the innovators. These innovators can come from many backgrounds, industries, and fields – including yours. In this CareerCast, Sean shares his insights from his marketing consultancy, ethnographic activity, and trend research around the world to help you and your company innovate and disrupt profitably in today’s world.
20 minutes | Apr 16, 2020
Mastering the Politics of Promotion
Have you ever been told you are up for a promotion and it didn’t happen? According to Bonnie Marcus, sales and management executive, Forbes and Business Insider contributor, and author of The Politics of Promotion, this is an unfortunate and common occurrence. Yet there with knowledge, a strategy, and a plan you can give yourself an edge. In this CareerCast, Bonnie shares lessons learned from her decades of experience in startups, global companies, as well as her executive coaching with individuals on how to master the politics of promotion.
33 minutes | Mar 19, 2020
Do you lose your focus and attention with each ping or ring from your device? Does this cause you to less efficient and effective that you would like? According to author, educator, and entrepreneur, Nir Eyal, you are not alone. He believes that this is not a new problem and goes way beyond your gadgets. It stems from our innate desire for escape. In this CareerCast, Nir shares his findings, insights, and strategies from over a decade of research and his own very personal struggle to show you how to have greater control over your attention and your life.
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