It’s no secret that in the age of AI and automation, jobs don’t look like they used to—and the careers of yesteryear are disappearing fast. But today’s post-pandemic job seekers face even steeper hurdles ahead: COVID-19 is hurtling us toward a non-human workforce faster than ever, as businesses scramble to replace vulnerable workers with robots, AI, and automation—a workforce that never gets sick. Don’t believe it? Retailers like Gap and Walmart are already rushing forces of robots onto warehouse floors. Tyson Foods “hired” robot butchers. Microsoft replaced MSN newsroom producers with its own AI. Across the board, CFOs are doubling down on employee hiring freezes and furloughs, all while maintaining—or increasing—their robotics, data analytics, and AI spend. “We’re simply not prepared for this rapid-fire implementation of technology or the job losses that lie ahead but by developing four uniquely human skills—ones that technology can’t replicate—we can take control and carve out new, resilient careers sooner than you’d think.” Joining us for our discussion on Career Strategy is Somi Arian who is on the phone from her London England office. SOMI ARIAN is a tech philosopher, international speaker, entrepreneur, award-winning filmmaker, and LinkedIn Top Voice influencer. Her work focuses on the impact of technology on society at large, the business landscape, and the future of work. A sought-after transition architect, Arian has given talks and workshops to industry leaders from organizations such as the BBC, The Economist, Marie Claire, Amazon, HSBC, Morgan Stanley, Virgin Atlantic, and American Express. Her latest book is Career Fear (And How To Beat It): Get The Perspective, Mindset and Skills You Need to FutureProof Your Work Life. Welcome to Mastering Your Money, Somi Arian.
What happens to black health care professionals in the new economy, where work is insecure and organizational resources are scarce? Today we will discuss how hospitals, clinics, and other institutions participate in “racial outsourcing,” relying heavily on black doctors, nurses, technicians, and physician assistants to do “equity work" extra labor that makes organizations and their services more accessible to communities of color. These organizations become more profit driven, they come to depend on black health care professionals to perform equity work to serve increasingly diverse constituencies. Yet black workers often do this labor without recognition, compensation, or support. Operating at the intersection of work, race, gender, and class, We will the challenges that black employees must overcome and reveals the complicated issues of inequality in today’s workplaces and communities. Joining us for our discussion on Race and Money is Adia Harvey Wingfield who is on the phone from her St. Louis Mo office. Adia Harvey Wingfield is a Professor of Sociology and a Faculty Fellow in the Office of the Provost. Adia’s research focuses on the processes that maintain racial and gender inequality in professional workplaces. She has lectured internationally on her research this area, and has published her work in numerous peer reviewed journals including Gender & Society, Social Problems, and American Behavioral Scientist. Adia is also the author of several books. In addition to serving as a Faculty Fellow, she is also President of Sociologists for Women in Society, a professional organization devoted to advancing gender equality in sociology. Her latest book is Flatlining: Race, Work, and Health Care in the New Economy Welcome to Mastering Your Money, Adia Harvey Wingfield .
We all want to perform at our best and be successful, creative, and happy at work. Yet these days, with the COVID-19 pandemic, work is a major source of stress. People are worried not only about getting sick, but also about the impact on their business, career, and future. Many people have lost their job or fear they will. In addition to concerns about job security, people have to adjust to new work environments and working from home. Workers at all levels in wide-ranging fields are seeking advice to help them deal with this unprecedented, stressful situation. What can we do to become more effective and feel more fulfilled at work as a matter of course, but especially as the COVID-19 crisis lingers? Many experts focus on obvious factors, such as motivation and networking. Yet, few recognize or understand the more subtle environmental prompts and everyday habits that have a significant impact on our work. Things we typically overlook—from workspace fixtures, such as lighting, to commonplace gestures—can have a big influence on performance and well-being at work Joining us for our discussion on A Happy Office is Thalma Lobel who is on the phone from her Tel Aviv office. Thalma E. Lobel is an internationally recognized psychologist and expert on human behavior. A former chair at the School of Psychological Sciences at Tel Aviv University and director of the Adler Center for Child Development and Psychotherapy, she has been a visiting professor at Harvard University and a visiting scholar at Tufts University, the University of California at San Diego, and New York University. Her previous book, Sensation: The New Science of Physical Intelligence, was published in 15 countries. Lobel is a sought after speaker who regularly keynotes events in top research institutions and corporations around the world. Her new book is Whatever Works: The Small Cues That Make a Surprising Difference in Our Success at Work—and How to Create a Happier Office Welcome to Mastering Your Money, Thalma Lobel .
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Unless you’ve given up on your career or feel that you have plateaued, the idea of getting promoted remains a driving force behind your day-to-day performance. Conventional wisdom and some empirical data suggest that the first ninety days in a new job are critical in determining if you are going to experience a ‘hard or soft landing’. One arrives at a new place without the benefit of what I call ‘relationship equity’. Relationship equity is the value that comes from knowing and working with others. The problem is that ‘relationship equity’ does not transfer to your next company–you earn it. Again, per research, you have 90 days to start building this type of equity with your new colleagues. In addition to building relationship equity, figuring out how to efficiently transition from the old job to the new one is critical. Regardless of whether the promotion is internal or to another company, the crucial question is “Whose job are you working on?” Unless you’ve given up on your career or feel that you have plateaued, the idea of getting promoted remains a driving force behind your day-to-day performance. Conventional wisdom and some empirical data suggest that the first ninety days in a new job are critical in determining if you are going to experience a ‘hard or soft landing’. One arrives at a new place without the benefit of what I call ‘relationship equity’. Relationship equity is the value that comes from knowing and working with others. The problem is that ‘relationship equity’ does not transfer to your next company–you earn it. Again, per research, you have 90 days to start building this type of equity with your new colleagues. In addition to building relationship equity, figuring out how to efficiently transition from the old job to the new one is critical. Regardless of whether the promotion is internal or to another company, the crucial question is “Whose job are you working on?”
What do you do when your life takes an unexpected turn for the worse? Where can you turn when everything you have worked for comes crashing down and your title no longer serves as your identity? You find your reputation that you have built over a couple decades being damage by false accusations by the legal and licensing systems. Joining us for our discussion Sudden Career Change is Dr. Jarret R. Patton who is calling in from his PA office. Jarret R. Patton better known as Dr. Jarret. He is a pediatrician with nearly 20 years of experience, spent his clinical career taking care of children in an urban clinic and his administrative career as a top physician executive in eastern Pennsylvania.
“With backgrounds in design thinking and software engineering, the founders of Airbnb (Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia, and Nathan Blecharczyk) leveraged technologyto develop a web based user interface that made finding, selecting, and booking travel easier. In the process, they also made it easy for homeowners to earn extra income, whether that be through renting a second home or simply listing a spare bedroom. In one decade, Airbnb transformed what it means to go on vacation. The homeshare juggernaut turns homeowners into hosts, guest rooms into cash cows, and overnight stays into dynamic encounters and lasting friendships. Its very name has become synonymous with finding unique short-term stays anywhere in theworld, enjoying great services and hospitality, and having amazing experiences. Airbnb is a noun, a verb, an adjective, and a movement — and the rest of the industry simply can’t keep up. But competition isn’t what defines this phenom of the sharing economy, community does. Its leaders blended innovative digital tools and a global village spirit to build unprecedented brand loyalty — at a time when most brands struggle to just stay visible.
Vision proves that all things are possible. Thousands of concepts that are common today were once considered utterly impossible, completely absurd, and unattainable. Imagine the laughter and mockery that you would have experienced 150 years ago if you discussed the idea of carrying multitudes of people across the globe in a metal shell with wings, traveling thousands of miles in only hours, or talking to someone from a great distance with a handheld wireless device. There are so many great discoveries and inventions that are not that impressive today, because we have learned to look beyond. Those are just glimpses of what vision is capable of achieving. Clearly the successes that are going to exist tomorrow are not seen today, but someone’s vision will bring them into play. Why not yours? Joining us for our discussion You Can Achieve Anything is Thomas W. Jones who is calling in from his Stamford, CT office. Thomas W. Jones is founder and senior partner of venture capital investment firm TWJ Capital LLC. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Global Investment Management at Citigroup; Vice Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer at TIAA-CREF; and Senior Vice President and Treasurer at John Hancock Insurance Company. Jones received masters degrees from Cornell University and Boston University, and holds honorary doctoral degrees from Howard University, Pepperdine University, and College of New Rochelle. His latest book is From Willard Straight to Wall Street: A Memoir Welcome to Mastering Your Money, is Thomas W. Jones
The boardroom is the pinnacle of business – the highest you can rise. A seat on the board offers you the opportunity to reap the benefits of those hard-won years of experience and judgment. Host Bart Jackson’s featured guest Ms. Genevia Gee Fulbright took her first major bank board seat at the tender age of 31, and she has continued to serve on mainline boards ever since. Founding head of her own CPA firm and noted author on the subject of boards, Fulbright will reveal how to hone the required skills, establish yourself as a candidate, deal with the politics, and what to expect at the directors’ table. Discover the fast track, and learn the inside view.