Jazzed About Work Jazzed About Work features lively, informal conversations about everything it takes to create a resilient and rewarding career. In each segment, host Beverly Jones interviews professionals who can share their expertise related to the workplace. Her guests go beyond the research and get personal, as they talk about their interesting and often surprising professionals paths. Jones is an executive coach who wrote the handbook on building career resilience, "Think Like an Entrepreneur, Act Like a CEO." She draws on her own experience as she talks with guests about everything from smart ways to lead, to their favorite techniques for career management and reinvention. Every segment blends good stories with practical suggestions for navigating your career.
Jazzed About Work

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Jazzed About Work features lively, informal conversations about everything it takes to create a resilient and rewarding career. In each segment, host Beverly Jones interviews professionals who can share their expertise related to the workplace. Her guests go beyond the research and get personal, as they talk about their interesting and often surprising professionals paths. Jones is an executive coach who wrote the handbook on building career resilience, "Think Like an Entrepreneur, Act Like a CEO." She draws on her own experience as she talks with guests about everything from smart ways to lead, to their favorite techniques for career management and reinvention. Every segment blends good stories with practical suggestions for navigating your career.

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You can bridge the workplace gap between "us" and "them," says Laura Kriska

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Dressing mindfully supports success, says image strategist Jordan Stolch

Jazzed About Work Celebrates Its 100th Episode Looking at What's Coming Next

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Jazzed About Work Celebrates Its 100th Episode Looking at What's Coming Next

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In this episode we talk about why core values are so important in shaping an organization, and how well-defined values can be a powerful management tool. Our guest, serial entrepreneur Darius Mirshahzadeh, shares tips from his book, "The Core Value Equation." He describes how strong organizational values can help you make decisions. He talks about ways to create and bring life to your value statement. And he describes his own journey, as he experienced the impact of a core value formula. See more at: https://therealdarius.com

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