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Hosts, Ricky Robinson & Keith Powell, share their 20-year adventures and pitfalls climbing the career ladder and offer advise (“C-Crets”) on avoiding the traps and thriving.

C-CRETS Keith Powell & Ricky Robinson

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 71 Ratings

Hosts, Ricky Robinson & Keith Powell, share their 20-year adventures and pitfalls climbing the career ladder and offer advise (“C-Crets”) on avoiding the traps and thriving.

    Surviving and Thriving A Leadership Change

    Surviving and Thriving A Leadership Change

    Everyone of us will experience several leadership changes during our careers. Surviving and thriving through leadership changes is one of the potentially trickiest and precarious events that can impact your career trajectory. Keith and Ricky will provide examples of their personal experiences with leadership changes and how they have impacted our careers, provide receipts on how leadership changes can impact leaders of color and organizations, and close out providing 3 C-CRETS on how to survive and thrive during leadership changes.

    • 45 min
    Translating Experiences & Opportunities into Corporate Leadership: A Conversation with Karen Blackwell

    Translating Experiences & Opportunities into Corporate Leadership: A Conversation with Karen Blackwell

    Keith and Ricky sit down with executive and founder of Kanda Chocolates, Karen Blackwell. They talk with Karen about her story and career journey and the dilemma of taking the corporate coin vs. betting on yourself. Keith and Ricky will provide receipts on the barriers that black women continue to face in Corporate America, and Karen will share 3 C-CRETS on how you can find your voice and follow your dreams.

    • 1 hr
    These #*!& Ain't Loyal: The Company Loyalty Paradox

    These #*!& Ain't Loyal: The Company Loyalty Paradox

    In this episode, Keith and Ricky discuss the conflict between perceived loyalty and disloyalty along their career journeys, provide you with the receipts on the impact of loyalty (or disloyalty) in the workplace, and close out with 3 C-CRETS on how to lock in mutually beneficial loyalty agreements with your organization.

    • 46 min
    The Wrath of Comfort and Certainty

    The Wrath of Comfort and Certainty

    How comfort and certainty holds all of us back.

    • 46 min
    The End of DEI?: Welcome to a Raceless Culture

    The End of DEI?: Welcome to a Raceless Culture

    Is DEI Dead?

    • 45 min
    Oreo Cookie Trauma

    Oreo Cookie Trauma

    Have you encountered an Uncle Tom on the job? While it may be easy to spot an Uncle Tom, it isn’t always easy to discern an Oreo. In today's episode, we'll talk about the Oreo cookie, including how they navigate the workplace and what not to expect from them. Truth is, not everyone will stay on code.
    We'll also provide you with the receipts on why it’s important to not be an Oreo and share 3 C-CRETS on how to avoid becoming an Oreo so you can uplift your people in the workplace.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

Dcblkfinance ,

Where Have You Been All My Life?

C-CRETS is the wisdom you needed 20 years ago but still need to use today. It’s cathartic for Black folks and provides a roadmap on navigating white corporate America successfully and on our terms

Nimzter ,

Amazing insights!

Can't say enough how I wish I had access to this earlier in my career. Keith and Ricky continue to share the inside story on how to truly accomplish your ambitious dreams in corporate America. And always feels like they are right in my room having a chat and spitting wisdom. Thank you for elevating all of us!

Mr. Al Pete ,

Great show!

I’ve been editing your shows for some months now (Resonate Recordings) and I truly enjoy every show y’all put out! It’s informative and funny. The information and topics yall speak on are relatable. Keep up the great work. 🔝🔝🔝

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