Excel on the Job

CareerCast - Life-long Career Development

Landing the next job is a challenging, time-consuming, and rigorous process. So once in the new position, you want to be prepared and able to succeed at the highest level possible. In this CareerCast, Shirzad Chamine, PhD, chairman of CTI, former CEO of an enterprise software company, and author of Positive Intelligence, shares his vast experience coaching CEOs, lessons learned, and hard-fought wisdom on how to excel wherever you go.

Aired August 17, 2012

The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism by Olivia Fox Cabane (2012)

Positive Intelligence: Why Only 20% of Teams and Individuals Achieve Their True Potential and How You Can Achieve Yours by Shirzad Chamine (2012)

HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself edited by Harvard Business Review (2011)

The Rules of Work: A Definitive Code for Personal Success (expanded edition) by Richard Templar (2010)

Executive Presence: The Art of Commanding Respect Like a CEO by Harrison Monarth (2009)

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith (2007)

Corporate Confidential: 50 Secrets Your Company Doesn’t Want You to Know—And What to Do About Them by Cynthia Shapiro (2005)

Secrets to Winning at Office Politics: How to Achieve Your Goals and Increase Your Influence at Work by Marie G. McIntyre (2005)

The 12 Bad Habits That Hold Good People Back: Overcoming the Behavior Patterns That Keep You from Getting Ahead by James Waldroop, PhD, and Timothy Butler, PhD (2001)

Shirzad Chamine is chairman of CTI, the largest coach-training organization in the world. CTI has trained coaches and leaders in most of the Fortune 500 companies, as well as faculty at Stanford and Yale business schools. A preeminent C-suite advisor, Shirzad has personally coached hundreds of CEOs and their executive teams.

Prior to becoming CEO of CTI, Shirzad was the CEO of an enterprise software company. His background includes PhD studies in neuroscience in addition to a BA in psychology, an MS in electrical engineering, and an MBA from Stanford. Shirzad lectures at Stanford on positive intelligence and has also been a visiting professor at the University of San Francisco. He has been speaker at the Commonwealth Club and a regional board member for Young Presidents’ Organization. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and two children. More information is available at www.positiveintelligence.com.


Read an excerpt of Positive Intelligence by Shirzad Chamine.

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