Category: Career Caffeine/Interviews

Does Your Response to Feedback Help or Hurt You?

Does Your Response to Feedback Help or Hurt You?Beatriz Rodriguez, the Chief Diversity Officer at the Home Depot, says that the ability to accept feedback in a calm, gracious, and accepting way is essential if you are going to get ahead professionally.

She goes on to say that women can be particularly sensitive when it comes to receiving feedback. She suggests that women should not only say “Thank you” when someone takes the time to volunteer feedback, but that everyone should actively seek it. 

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The Greater Impact of Shiraz Oken and Managing Change

I recently spoke with Shiraz Oken, an expert on organizational change who has worked many large corporations across the world. Here are some of her helpful insights on successfully managing the change process.

You’re an expert in leading change. Change is now more critical than ever – why?

Organizations today face internal and external pressures to change, some of the changes are planned like technology upgrades,

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Career Caffeine: The Greater Impact of Steve Bucherati

We’re so excited, because we just launched a new segment called Career Caffeine. My first guest is Steve Bucherati, the Fmr. Global Chief Diversity Officer at Coca-Cola.
In the video below, Steve shares some of his wonderful insights on what it takes to excel. Here are a few of his suggestions:
  • Know your business inside and out.
  • See the big picture.
  • Think strategically and systemically.

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The Greater Impact of Joel Grey

cabaret_joel_greyWho can forget Joel Grey’s incredible performance as the Master of Ceremonies in Cabaret, the Broadway musical and movie with Liza Minnelli? His role has been described as one of the most iconic in musical theater history, and it won him numerous awards, including a 1973  Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, as well as a Tony.

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing the now 83-year-old actor at the Atlanta JCC for a special book event,

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