Build Your Best Career Ever

CareerCast - Life-long Career Development

David BurkusWould you like to build a career that leverages your strengths, offer opportunities for growth, and where you are appreciated? Clearly, the answer is yes. So how do you do this? According to Dr. David Burkus, a former business school professor, advisor to executive leadership from organizations including PepsiCo, Fidelity, Adobe, and NASA, and bestselling author of several books including, Best Team Ever: The Surprising Science of High-Performing Teams, you need to be part of a team that promotes psychological safety, prosocial purpose, and common understanding. This gives you a powerful foundation to build your best career. While this may seem nearly impossible, it can be found and done. In this CareerCast, David shares how to simultaneously cultivate your strengths and advance professionally, while building a team that creates positive social and economic value.

Aired September 15, 2023

One of the world’s leading business thinkers, Dr. David Burkus’ forward-thinking ideas and bestselling books are helping leaders build their best team ever.

He is the bestselling author of five books about business and leadership. His books have won multiple awards and have been translated into dozens of languages. Since 2017, Burkus has been ranked multiple times as one of the world’s top business thought leaders. His insights on leadership and teamwork have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, USAToday, Fast Company, the Financial Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, CNN, the BBC, NPR, and CBS This Morning. A former business school professor, Burkus now works with leaders from organizations across all industries, including PepsiCo, Fidelity, Adobe, and NASA.

Best Team Ever: The Surprising Science of High-Performing Teams by David Burkus (2023)

The Long Game: How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World by Dorie Clark (2021)

Next Move, Best Move: Transitioning Into a Career You'll Love by Kimberly B. Cummings (2021)

Designing Your Work Life: How to Thrive and Change and Find Happiness at Work by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans (2020)

Activate Your Agile Career: How Responding to Change Will Inspire Your Life's Work by Marti Konstant (2018)

Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One by Jenny Blake (2016)

Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life by Susan David (2016)

Pivot: The Art and Science of Reinventing Your Career and Life Hardcover by Adam Markel (2016)

Expect to Win: 10 Proven Strategies for Thriving in the Workplace by Carla A. Harris (2009)

I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was: How to Discover What You Really Want and How to Get It by Barbara Sher (1995)

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