By Keith Powell & Ricky Robinson

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Episodes: 115


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.

Episode Date
These #*!& Ain't Loyal: The Company Loyalty Paradox
Apr 17, 2024
The Wrath of Comfort and Certainty
Apr 10, 2024
The End of DEI?: Welcome to a Raceless Culture
Apr 03, 2024
Oreo Cookie Trauma
Oct 25, 2023
The White Disadvantage Myth: Why We Must Stay on Code
Oct 18, 2023
Blackness, Death & Grief
Oct 11, 2023
Gaslighting & Psychological Manipulation - Who’s Zoomin’ Who?
Oct 04, 2023
The Data Don’t Lie: A Conversation with Mark Palmer
Sep 27, 2023
The 4 P's of Black Expectation
Sep 20, 2023
No More Okie Doke! Using Your Power for Good
Sep 13, 2023
Going to School and Getting on Code with Dr. Gene Harris
Aug 30, 2023
Get Out Da Way: Moving On as a Leader
Aug 23, 2023
Don’t Dim My Light: A Conversation with Jim Fielding
Aug 16, 2023
Doing the Right Thang: A Conversation with Yolanda Jackson
Aug 10, 2023
Season 6 Opener: Getting on Code
Aug 02, 2023
Season 5 Finale: Stay Ready - Getting Your Marketing Collateral Tight
Dec 28, 2022
Just Get Over It? The Trauma Endured by Black Employees in 2022
Dec 21, 2022
The 4th Stakeholder: A Conversation with Victor Cho
Dec 14, 2022
White Tears? Whose FEARS??
Dec 07, 2022
2022 Elections: Democracy Wins and Saves BIPOC Lives
Nov 30, 2022
Breaking Barriers in Sacred Industries: A Conversation with Caryn Nightengale
Nov 23, 2022
Kanye, Oy Vey: Anti-Semitism in the Workplace
Nov 16, 2022
Future-Ready Leadership: A Conversation with Maureen Metcalf
Nov 09, 2022
The Smartest Person in the Room?
Nov 02, 2022
Are You Really Tired or Just A Tired Ass: Dealing with Diversity Fatigue in the Workplace
Oct 26, 2022
Why HBCUs Matter to Black Lives: A Conversation with Stillman College EVP, Dr. Derrick Gilmore
Oct 19, 2022
Ain’t a Damn Thing Changed: Hispanic Progress in Corporate America
Oct 12, 2022
Black Trailblazer in American Business: A Conversation with Carlton Guthrie
Oct 05, 2022
All Hail to the Queen?
Sep 28, 2022
Creating the Next Generation of Black Leaders: A Conversation with Interim NBMBAA CEO, Shawn Graham
Sep 21, 2022
Social Justice in the Workplace: A Conversation with Todd Belcore
Sep 14, 2022
The Summer of Trouble (and Static): Trumpism in the Workplace
Sep 07, 2022
Raising the Voices of Black Men: A Conversation with Taroue Brooks
Aug 31, 2022
The Workplace Wasteland: Dealing with a Toxic Work Environment
Aug 24, 2022
A Real Hidden Genius: A Conversation with Dr. Safiya Noble
Aug 17, 2022
Season 4 Finale: Verify Your Receipts or Course Correct: Mid-Year Performance Review
Jun 15, 2022
Turning the Tide: Coping with Workplace Static with Dr. Sylvia Bartley
Jun 01, 2022
Overqualified to be Qualified: A Conversation with Nnamdi Njoku
May 25, 2022
Breaking the Mold: A Conversation with Kana Ueda
May 18, 2022
The Intersection of Trust, Burnout, & Mental Wellbeing: A Conversation with Nidhi Tewari
May 11, 2022
I Got Something to Say: Thought Leadership 2.0
May 04, 2022
Just Keep Living: A Conversation with Lisa Bennett
Apr 27, 2022
Black on Black Crime: Losing Who You Are on the Climb to the Top
Apr 20, 2022
The Twists and Turns of Working in Aviation: A Conversation with Anthony Oshinuga
Apr 13, 2022
Who the F**K is "They"?
Apr 06, 2022
BIPOC Leaders and White Male Proteges: A Conversation with Josh Brown and Brad Duff
Mar 30, 2022
The Affirmative Action Myth
Mar 23, 2022
Mo Glass to Break…Surviving the Glass Cliff
Mar 16, 2022
Surviving and Thriving After A Job Elimination: A Conversation with Andrie Leday
Mar 09, 2022
The Truth About Fear: A Remix with Dorit Cypis
Mar 02, 2022
Microaggressions Revisited
Feb 23, 2022
Dreaming Big: A Conversation with Grady Davis
Feb 16, 2022
Permission to Succeed: How Confidence Will Boost Your Career
Feb 09, 2022
The Truth Behind Tech: Real Talk with Alan Stein
Feb 02, 2022
Ready to Test the Waters with an Executive Recruiter?: An Interview with Chandra Pappas
Dec 22, 2021
Betting on Yourself. Moving from Working for the Man to Working for Yourself: An Interview with Darryl Smith
Dec 15, 2021
Bridging the Gap: Effectively Using HR
Dec 08, 2021
Being Authentic and Still Getting to the Top: An Interview with Gary Cunningham
Dec 01, 2021
The Story Behind the Story: The Journey to Corporate Leadership with Brooke Story
Nov 24, 2021
Do the Hustle: Betting on Yourself While Maintaining a Day Job
Nov 17, 2021
The Promotion Mirage: A Conversation with Jalaima Nichols and Alex Gumbs
Nov 10, 2021
The Family Trailblazer: First Generation Professional in Corporate America
Nov 03, 2021
Can We Just Stop All This Damn Performative Allyship?
Oct 27, 2021
Beer, Golf and Other Necessities to Reach the Top
Oct 20, 2021
The New Chief in the Family: An Interview with C-CRETS Co-Host Ricky Robinson
Oct 13, 2021
Proving vs. Improving: How Ego Can Ruin Your Career
Oct 06, 2021
Affinity or Assimilation: Why We All Need Affinity Groups
Sep 29, 2021
Walking the Tightrope as a Black Man in America: An Interview with D. John Jackson
Sep 22, 2021
Do They Hear You?? Getting Off Mute and Becoming a Thought Leader
Sep 15, 2021
Moving From Individual Contributor to People Leader
Sep 08, 2021
The Executive Roadmap: An Interview with Anton Vincent
Sep 01, 2021
Getting out of Purgatory: Breaking Through to the Executive Ranks
Aug 25, 2021
The Witching Hour: Returning to Work in the COVID Era
Aug 18, 2021
Are You Sponsor Ready
Aug 11, 2021
Season 2 Finale: Protecting Your Coin
Jun 30, 2021
Black Pride and Prejudice
Jun 23, 2021
Juneteenth Sincerity vs. Shenanigans
Jun 16, 2021
Intersectional Invisibility: Black and Female in Corporate America
Jun 09, 2021
Skin Folk & Kin Folk: Real Talk on Colorism
Jun 02, 2021
Shattering the Bamboo Ceiling and Model Minority Myth: Being Asian & Asian Pacific Islander in the Workplace
May 26, 2021
The Struggle is Real: Black Women & Mental Health
May 19, 2021
Are You Keeping Score or Scoring Points?: Activity vs. Impact
May 12, 2021
Turning S**t into Sugar - Effectively Dealing with a Difficult Boss
May 05, 2021
The New Dilemma: The Right Thing vs. The White Thing
Apr 28, 2021
Taking On A Stretch Assignment To Boost Your Career!
Apr 21, 2021
Showing Up Like a Boss – C-CRETS to a Building an Executive Presence
Apr 14, 2021
“The Dangers of Performative Allyship” – Breaking Bread with Amber Cabral
Apr 07, 2021
Yesterday & Today in the Fight for Justice - A Conversation with Black Panther Party Leader Elaine Brown (Part 2)
Mar 31, 2021
Yesterday & Today in the Fight for Justice - A Conversation with Black Panther Party Leader Elaine Brown (Part 1)
Mar 24, 2021
Releasing My Voice as a Black Woman – REAL Talk with Theresa Robinson
Mar 17, 2021
Transforming Whiteness to Create an Inclusive Workplace – An Interview with Dorit Cypis
Mar 03, 2021
Finding Your Zen: Pandemic Work Life Balance and Beyond
Feb 24, 2021
The ‘Rona and It’s Wrath on Underrepresented Employees
Feb 17, 2021
Ignore, Copy or Destroy – Corporate America’s Predictable Instincts
Feb 10, 2021
Season 1 Finale: Avoiding the Performance Review Trap and Looking Ahead
Dec 21, 2020
Do You Really Want to Help? How White Colleagues Can Become REAL Allies
Dec 14, 2020
2020 Election Postmortem: What the Hell Just Happened?
Dec 07, 2020
Mirror-Mirror: Are You Being Your Authentic Self at Work?
Nov 30, 2020
Ego vs. ROI: Getting the Value Out of Your Education and Certifications
Nov 25, 2020
Code Switching: Acting on Stage at Work and at Home
Nov 16, 2020
Dissing My Name and How It Can Impact My Career
Nov 09, 2020
The Black Tax: The Corporate Price for Admission?
Nov 02, 2020
The TRUTH: Why Voting Matters. A Conversation with Congresswoman Barbara Lee
Oct 26, 2020
Water Cooler Talk at Work...Is It a Trap?
Oct 19, 2020
The State of Hispanic Employees in the Workplace with Andre Arbelaez
Oct 12, 2020
Closed Mouths Don't Get Fed...Negotiating Total Compensation
Oct 05, 2020
I Need to Get Paid...Understanding Total Compensation
Sep 28, 2020
It Takes Money to Make Money…Investing in Yourself to Build a Bad Ass Personal Brand
Sep 21, 2020
Over-Mentored and Under-Sponsored…Why Sponsorship is the C-CRET to Reaching the C-Suite
Sep 14, 2020
Bye Bye...Knowing When and How to Leave Your Job
Sep 08, 2020
Don't Zap Your Career...Dealing with External Static
Aug 31, 2020
Remote Control: Working Virtually Without Wrecking Your Career
Aug 24, 2020
You're So Articulate...Combating Microaggressions
Aug 19, 2020
Fill Your Cups: Welcome to C-Crets
Aug 19, 2020
C-CRETS Trailer
Aug 12, 2020