34 episodes

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

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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.

    Are You Keeping Score or Scoring Points?: Activity vs. Impact

    Are You Keeping Score or Scoring Points?: Activity vs. Impact

    Are you wondering why you may be stuck in some dead-end job? It may be because you are too focused on activity and not impact. In this episode, Keith and Ricky will define activity vs. impact, share some of our personal experiences, and talk about some of the potential negative outcomes of focusing on completing tasks but not the impact of what you are working on.
    They will provide some receipts on why impact matters and close out with 4 C-CRETS on how to pivot from a task master to an impactful leader.

    Turning S**t into Sugar - Effectively Dealing with a Difficult Boss

    Turning S**t into Sugar - Effectively Dealing with a Difficult Boss

    At some point in our careers, we've had to work for a difficult boss, and it sucks. In this episode, Keith and Ricky will define types of bad or difficult bosses, share stories about dealing with difficult bosses, and talk about some of the potential negative outcomes of working with a bad or difficult boss. As usual, they will provide some receipts on the impact of bad and good bosses, and close out with 5 C-CRETS on how to deal with a bad or difficult boss.

    The New Dilemma: The Right Thing vs. The White Thing

    The New Dilemma: The Right Thing vs. The White Thing

    When all of the social unrest of the past 15 months, white manager are finding themselves in a moral dilemma with “Doing the Right Thing vs. choosing their loyalties with doing the White Thing!" In this episode, Keith and Ricky talk about what’s going on in the world today and why it seems like a fight of right vs. white. They stories that they’ve faced during their careers when confronted with doing the right thing or the white thing. The duo provide receipts on the impact of not leaning into doing the right thing and how to combat bias in the workplace and close out with a double of C-CRETS for employees and employers on how to do the right thing.

    Taking On A Stretch Assignment To Boost Your Career!

    Taking On A Stretch Assignment To Boost Your Career!

    My boss is talking to me about a stretch assignment. It would be a great opportunity, but I’m not sure if I am ready. I would like to get your advice on whether or not I should take the role. In this episode, Keith and Ricky define what a stretch assignment or job looks like and share examples of types of stretch roles and our experiences when they received stretch roles. They will bring those receipts on why stretch roles matter in getting to the top, and close out with 4 C-CRETS on how to secure a stretch role and determine if a stretch assignment is good for you.

    Showing Up Like a Boss – C-CRETS to a Building an Executive Presence

    Showing Up Like a Boss – C-CRETS to a Building an Executive Presence

    It takes more to getting to the top than just technical skills. One nebulous factor is executive presence. What is executive presence? In this episode, Keith and Ricky will define executive presence, and share some of their personal stories of good and bad examples of executive presence. They will bring those receipts on why executive presence matters in getting to the top.
    And close out with 5 C-CRETS on how to develop and enhance your executive pres

    “The Dangers of Performative Allyship” – Breaking Bread with Amber Cabral

    “The Dangers of Performative Allyship” – Breaking Bread with Amber Cabral

    In this episode, Keith and Ricky break bread with author of "Allies and Advocates, Amber Cabral, where she speaks about performative allyship, skin color, white privilege and white fragility. KP & PR bring a couple RECEIPTS about why corporate allyship is so important. And the podcast closes out with Amber sharing C-CRETS from her book regarding the 6 Steps to Being a Better Ally and a timely C-CRET for black women trying to find their voice.

Customer Reviews

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41 Ratings

41 Ratings

V-Dawg Avid Listener ,

Extremely Worthwhile Self-Investment

Keith and Ricky talk about everything in the workplace and beyond that you’ve always wanted to know about but never really felt comfortable to ask. From negotiation tips to dealing with micro aggressions to being your authentic self to systemic racism, Keith and Ricky provide some of the most excellent career advice on the market with cold hard facts, or receipts, to bask it up. The best part is the enthusiasm and humor, and my personal favorite, Ricky’s grandmothers’ sayings that have stuck with him through the years. I recommend these podcasts to friends dealing with certain issues and will keep on listening and sharing.

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My Virtual Mentors!!!

Where were these brothas when I first got into Corp America? If I would have known then what they’ve taught me now! Such a gift... Keep blessing us KP and PR! Luv y’all!

Cheddar Jordan ,

Invest in yourself a take a listen

I learn new actionable information listening to this podcast. I consider it a gift to myself to take the time to tune-in. Keith and Ricky keep it real. I enjoy the balance of data with the testimony of real experience. I especially love the opening, sister-girl has a fabulous voice for radio! Keep it up brothers, keep bringing us the 🔥.

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