On this week’s Protégé Podcast, I have an inspirational conversation with Dr. Edjah Nduom, a neurosurgeon at The National Institutes of Health (NIH). Edjah and I talk about the long and difficult path through medical school and his residency, the impact of mentors in his life, and how he brings hope to his patients during some of the darkest moments in their lives. On the Rant/Rave/Review segment, I rant about the college cheating scandal and the myth of meritocracy.
On this episode of Protégé Podcast, we talk with super-lawyer Cicely Reid, a top disability rights attorney and advocate, about how we can become effective allies on behalf of people with disabilities. Cicely discusses her career journey from trial lawyer to civil rights advocate, and the practical steps we can take to advance disability rights in the workplace. On the Rant/Rave/Review segment, I do a pre-Rant about the college admissions cheating scandal.
On this episode of Protégé Podcast, I discuss the Four Mistakes to Avoid in Your Job Search. Just like you wouldn’t show up on a date in 2019 wearing a Coogi sweater and British Knights, you shouldn’t use outdated techniques to land your next gig. Hear what actually works in an effective job search so you can land that amazing new role in 2019! Happy holidays and happy new year from Protégé Podcast!
On this week’s Protégé Podcast, we re-launch our series “What It Takes,” where I interview dynamic, diverse leaders at the top of their professions. Our Guest Mentor on this episode is Gary Hall, partner and head of investment banking at Seibert Cisneros Shank. Gary reflects on his life and career journey from the Cabrini Green housing projects in Chicago to his White House Fellowship to chairing one of the financial industry’s most important and prestigious boards. On the Rant/Rave/Review segment, I rave about Nike’s approach to board.
This week on Protégé Podcast, I devote a full episode to reviewing Robin DiAngelo’s bestselling book “White Fragility – Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism.” Written by a white person primarily for a white audience, “White Fragility” is a powerfully honest and unflinching look at why and how white Americans deflect, deny, and disrupt most attempts at truth-telling about race. In my review, I analyze how DiAngelo’s book also offers insightful perspectives about how professionals of color can navigate the sometimes treacherous racial landscape at work.
In our third episode in our Workplace Wellness series, I talk with attorney and associate pastor Natosha Reid Rice about the importance of faith and time management on our emotional wellness. Natosha and I discuss managing the expectations and challenges in the various seasons of life, and why the arc of history does indeed bend toward justice. On the Rant/Rave/Review segment, I rave about the social and emotional value of attending school reunions.
In our second episode in our Protégé Podcast series on Workplace Wellness, I welcome back fitness and nutrition expert Brenda Sillas. Brenda and I discuss how to avoid stress-induced binge eating and how to create exercise habits that stick. On the Rant/Rave/Review segment I rave about the diversity of new political leaders coming to Washington and review Spike Lee’s movie “BlacKKKlansman.”
This week we launch a special series – Lessons on the Links – where I talk with extraordinary leaders over a round of golf. This week our Guest Mentor is Norman Jenkins, the CEO of Capstone Development, a real estate development company headquartered here in the DC area. Capstone Development owns and manages 30 Marriott and Hilton hotels across the country. Over a competitive round of golf at Norbeck Country Club, Norman and I discuss making the transition from corporate to entrepreneurship and the secret to successful mentor/protégé relationships. On the Rant/Rave/Review segment, I offer a reflection after a tragic week of domestic terrorism in the U.S.
This week on Protégé Podcast, we have our third episode in our series “Side Hustle Success – The Remix,” and check in with superstar entrepreneur Chris-Tia Donaldson. Chris-Tia is the founder and CEO of Thank God It’s Natural, a hair care and beauty products company based in Chicago. She’s also an author, a Harvard grad (twice), and a breast cancer survivor. Chris-Tia breaks down how her status as both survivor and entrepreneur helped her overcome challenges in each situation, and why you don’t have to travel across the world to find peace and tranquility in your life. We also debut a new segment on the podcast – The Great Debates. This week’s Great Debate: what is the best Eddie Murphy movie of all time? Here’s a hint about my pick: the movie also has some seriously insightful career advice.
This week on the podcast, we launch a series “Side Hustle Success (the Remix),” where we revisit some of the entrepreneurs we interviewed over two years ago. These are entrepreneurs who built successful businesses from their day jobs and share the lessons they’ve learned along the way. On today’s podcast, I check in with Marni Barron, president of education technology firm SoulTree, LLC. Marni talks about overcoming your fears as an entrepreneur, and how not to fall into the trap of a high consumption lifestyle. On the Rant/Rave/Review segment, I revisit Jim Collin’s book “Good to Great” and discuss why this business strategy book has important insights for our career strategy as well.
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