Dubbed the “Frasier of the Cubicles” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Dr. Greg is a former clinical psychologist-turned executive coach and radio talk show host. His company, TalentPlanet, Inc., is an executive talent firm, providing coaching for executives and Fortune 500 companies. A unique mix of psychology and coaching expertise gives Dr. Greg a great understanding of people and what it takes for career success. Combined with his keen insight into today’s workplace, and infused with his trademark quick wit, Dr. Greg challenges his listeners and clients to reach for career success on their own terms—and to have a good time doing it.
Dr. Greg's partner on the Coach-on-Demand Podcasts™ is Steve Kovsky, who is a technology journalist, an author, and is also a former talk show host.
Dr. Greg formerly hosted a weekly talk show on CNET & XM Satellite Radio on the workplace and careers and was the CBS 5 Workplace and Career Expert for KPIX TV in San Francisco, CA.
For more information go to www.talentplanet.com.
Since I'm Fully Self-Aware, I Don't Have Any Blind Spots.
We All Have Blind Spots When it Comes to Our Behavior. The Challenge is Learning How to Identify Them.
We all have awareness blind spots and the fundamental truth is that the more blind spots we have the higher are the chances for failing at work or in life. Blind spots are parts of ourselves that we’re unaware of that could include things like our values, behavior, attitudes, needs, or beliefs, and that can drive our behavior. What makes them so potentially destructive is that while we can’t see them others usually can. If you'd like to illuminate and eliminate your blind spots give a listen.
Leadership Lessons From the Eye of the Storm. Trapped in New Orleans During Hurricane Katrina.
Leadership Lessons from the Eye of the Storm
Leadership Lessons Learned From Being Trapped in New Orleans During Hurricane Katrina.
It was the fourth day since Hurricane Katrina had struck New Orleans, and as I walked out of the elevator in my four-star French Quarter hotel I was met by a scene that stopped me dead in my tracks: the lobby was completely empty and the front doors were chained and padlocked. Just the night before there had been so many sweaty, desperate people in that lobby that I could hardly walk without stepping on someone. Now, just eight hours later, I was the only person left in the entire hotel. I had been abandoned.
Standing in that lobby alone and locked in, it became instantly clear to me that if I was going to get out of New Orleans, it would be the result of my own efforts. I would have to take the leadership I’d been expecting the local authority figures to assume and find my own escape from that hotel and New Orleans. Want to hear what Katrina taught me about leadership? Listen in.
Time To Put Down Those Celebrity CEO Leadership Books.
Discover Your Own Leadership Intuition & Learn Why Reading the Latest Celebrity CEO Book Won’t Help You Find it.
You can read all of the celebrity CEO leadership books you want, but if you don’t start by finding your own authentic leadership intuition all that book advice won’t do you any good. The process of discovering your own leadership intuition starts with making what I call the leadership switch. That is, switching from looking outside of yourself for direction to looking inside of yourself. And once you’ve made that switch your ability to access, trust, and act on your leadership intuition is the key to developing your authentic leadership potential. Listen in and we’ll show you how to get started.
But I Have So Much Subject Matter Expertise How Could I Possibly Have Topped Out? V2
Recognizing When It’s Time to Stop Relying Exclusively on Your Subject Matter Expertise Will Prevent You From Hitting a Career Brick Ceiling!
If you have great subject matter expertise but you haven’t bothered to develop your leadership, communication, and people skills among others you will eventually top out in you career. This can happen to folks who’ve got many years of experience and even to those who are relatively new to the job. I’ve seen this happen time and time again in my coaching practice and most often I’m called in to develop these very skills for highly skilled subject matter experts. Learn how to avoid hitting a brick career ceiling by giving a listen to this podcast.
I Sense a Disturbance in the Force!
I Sense a Disturbance in The Force.
How to Trust and Act on Your Intuition in Real Time When an Interaction Takes a Turn You Didn’t Expect.
Developing your ability to pay attention to, trust, and act on your intuition in real time is one of the absolute most powerful communication skills you can learn. By doing so you move yourself away from reacting without full awareness to people and events, which usually leads to a need to clean up messes that you’ve inadvertently created, to responding in a mindful manner, which enables you to be more successful in all your communications. There is something magical about being able to communicate your intuition or what you sense and call out an issue in real time that’s not being spoken about, but that everyone senses. If you’d like to learn how to do this just give a listen.
Isn't Doing Good Work All That's Needed To Keep Getting Promoted? In One Word, "No!"
Doing Good Work is Just the Price of Admission: Building Trust and Commitment Along with Solid Workplace Relationships Takes You to the Next Level.
Most people believe that all you need to do to succeed is to work hard, do good work and let it speak for itself and that’s how you get promoted. Your manager and other people should notice what a great job you’re doing and put you up for promotions. Well, I’m sorry to say that’s wrong. However, the truth of how things actually work is that aside from doing a good job it is your ability to build strong relationships characterized by high levels of trust and commitment that makes the difference in who gets promoted. Listen in to learn how to make relationship building a natural part of your work.
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Work Life Balance
Very relevant topic these days when so many are working from home and finding ourselves even more out of balance. My family is ready to stage an intervention with me! This idea of work life integration sounds promising.
Should I go or should I stay?
I am new to podcasts. I was browsing through the library and came upon this jewel. This coach on Demand podcast by Dr. Greg Ketchum has all the elements anyone could ask for. The podcast was laugh out loud humorous at the same time being very informative. I can understand how Dr. Greg became known as the “ Frazier of the Cubicle “ on the San Francisco news channels.
Please keep the podcasts coming and I can’t wait to listen to the next. Thanks for making learning fun, effortless, and entertaining.
Mr. Howard Bass owner Fosters Liquor
Dr. Greg has helped me so much, I was a shy child, but he brought me out of my shell, now I’ve been in the liquor business for 45 yrs. He is a life saver.