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Career Strategy Interviews

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us


Autonomy, Mastery, Purpose: Dan Pink Presents "Drive"

Published on February 26 2010
Dan PinkDan Pink

"Atonomy is the desire to direct our own lives. Research shows that this is a fundamental human impulse and yet a lot of the ways we structure organizations fights against it. We try and control what people do, how they do it, who they do it with, and how they allocate their time." Dan Pink

Welcome to a Career Strategies Channel podcast on TotalPicture Radio with Peter Clayton reporting. According to Dan Pink, everything we think we know about what motivates us is wrong. In his new book, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us he pits the latest scientific discoveries about the mind against the outmoded wisdom that claims people can only be motivated by the hope of gain and the fear of loss. Pink cites a dizzying number of studies revealing that carrot and stick can actually significantly reduce the ability of workers to produce creative solutions to problems. What motivates us once our basic survival needs are met is the ability to grow and develop, to realize our fullest potential.

Case studies of Google's 20 percent time (in which employees work on projects of their choosing one full day each week) and Best Buy's Results Only Work Environment (in which employees can work whenever and however they choose-as long as they meet specific goals) demonstrate growing endorsement for this approach. A series of appendixes include further reading and tips on applying this method to businesses, fitness and child-rearing. Drawing on research in psychology, economics and sociology, Pink's analysis-and new model-of motivation offers tremendous insight into our deepest nature.


Alexandra Levit - New Job New You


New Job, New You: A Guide to Reinventing Yourself in a Bright New Career

Published on February 26 2010
Alexandra Levit
Alexandra Levit

"Few people consider how or why to change careers. Alexandra Levit's New Job, New You explores the motivation behind successful transitions and teaches you how to follow in the footsteps of others who are living their dreams. Let it guide you to success and joy."—Guy Kawasaki

Welcome to a Career Strategies Channel podcast on TotalPicture Radio. this is Peter Clayton reporting. Alexandra Levit is a nationally recognized business and workplace author and speaker. A syndicated columnist for the Wall Street Journal and Metro US, Alexandra has authored several books, including the bestselling They Don't Teach Corporate in College --- How'd You Score That Gig? and Success for Hire (ASTD Press, 2008). MillennialTweet: 140 Bite-Sized Ideas for Managing the Millennials, has was released last September, and her book on inspirational career change, New Job, New You, was just published. The forward to New Job, New You was written by Stephen R. Covey.

According to Alexandra, her goal is to "help people find meaningful jobs - quickly and simply - and to succeed beyond measure once they get there."




Podcast with the President and CEO of NETSHARE, Kathy Simmons

Published on January 01 2010
Kathy Simmons, President & CEO, Netshare Kathy Simmons

"I always used to say people hired for two reasons: you can make me money or you can save me money, and now it's can you stop the bleeding?" - Kathy Simmons

Welcome to rewind 09 - On TotalPicture Radio we're replaying some of the most memorable podcasts from 2009: Today, Kathy Simmons, the guiding force behind NETSHARE and its ongoing evolution as a Web-based community for executives who are seeking jobs as well as opportunities to network with their peers and build a personal "brand" online. Kathy joins Peter Clayton, producer/host of TotalPicture Radio in this Career Transition Channel podcast from March, 2009. Simmons has made it her mission to help NETSHARE members harness the Internet to advance their careers.

"The greatest line I heard recently was when someone said, 'no matter what your job was before, you're in sales now.' And you have to think of it that way, you have to think of it in terms of I'm a product, what's my unique value proposition?"

"So now you've identified what your product is. Then you look at who needs my product? That's your market from which you develop your list of target companies. I always used to say people hired for two reasons: you can make me money or you can save me money, and now it's can you stop the bleeding?"


Debra Feldman, The JobWhiz Holiday Networking


Debra Feldman The Hidden Job Market Comes Alive During the Holidays

Published on December 16 2009
Debra Feldman, the JobWhiz Debra Feldman

Welcome to a special Career Strategy channel podcast on Total Picture Radio with Peter Clayton reporting. We're delighted to have back with us today a frequent contributor and nationally-recognized expert who designs and personally implements swift, strategic, and customized senior level executive job search campaigns Debra Feldman. Debra is the The JobWhiz executive talent agent.

Traditionally, the holiday season is the most active networking time of year with lots of social gatherings, printed greetings and gift exchanges. The explosion of social media has dramatically impacted how we network year-round. Take the opportunity now to expand your connections using the variety of social networking platforms which enable you to keep up with your existing contacts and establish new relationships on a continuous basis.


Career Folk


Podcast with Donna Sweidan, founder of Career Folk

Published on June 21 2009
Donna Sweidan, Career Coach Donna Sweidan

Donna Sweidan is an expert in career exploration issues, assessment, job search, on-line identity, resumes and strategic coaching.

"What activity are you doing everyday and how are you getting out, how are you meeting people, where are you going out and being productive? There is light at the end of the tunnel and they've got to think about what can I do today that's going to help me get results, two, three, four months down the line. That's what I'm trying to impress upon people about how can they get out and what kind of activities they can do, instead of sitting behind the computer." -- Donna Sweidan

Welcome to a Career Transition Channel podcast on Total Picture Radio, with Peter Clayton reporting. Donna Sweidan has worked in the field of counseling, training and career development for over 14 years. She is a credentialed career coach and provides personalized career and life transition counseling. An expert on integrating technology into the job search and career management process, Donna is dedicated to empowering her clients and leveraging the power of the internet to advance and manage their careers. Based in Stamford, Connecticut, she is the founder of Career Folk.

LinkedIn is fast becoming the most important job search tool in this new economy. If you are confused about hot to use Linkedin: where to start, or how to use it so that it really does enhance your job search or career management efforts, then have a listen to this 25 minute podcast on Total Picture Radio.


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