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Work with Marty Nemko

Thursdays at 7pm

Marty and guests discuss individual and societal work issues. Plus, you can phone-in for a Workover:  415 841-4134. Whatever your career problem, Marty can usually help.

  On the April 18, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife Dr. Barbara Nemko and I debate the best ways to develop a personality that works in the workplace.

  On the Apr. 11, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with James O'Toole, author of The Enlightened Capitalists.

  On the Apr. 4, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko: I talk with Bella DePaulo about the pluses, minuses, and challenges of being single in the workplace.

Career consultant Marty Nemko talks with listeners about work issues, from finding the perfect job to networking.

Unemployment is near a 50-year low and wage growth in the most recent year has been, perhaps surprisingly, twice as high for the bottom half of earners as for the top half. That's a favorable environment for workers attempting to negotiate for better pay and benefits. I offer tips on how to prepare practically and psychologically, and, in the actual negotiation, how to stay strong without being unreasonable.

  On the Mar. 21, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife Barbara Nemko and I speak with New York Times bestselling novelist Elizabeth George on what it's really like to be a professional fiction writer.

    On the Mar. 14, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer tips for the anxious employee and job seeker.

  On the Mar. 7, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Lisette Sutherland, author of Work Together from Anywhere: A Handbook on Working Remotely, Successfully, for Individuals, Teams, and Managers.

  On the Feb. 28, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Jeff Herman, a literary agent who has sold 1,000 books to publishers and is the author of two books that have sold more than a half million copies: Write the Perfect Book Proposal and Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors, and Literary Agents (28th edition.)

The publishing world is radically changing. How does one get published in 2019, and is book publishing still worth it in an era in which so many people prefer short-form digital video? Artificial intelligence and social media are having a role in the change too.  How about self-publishing? Do you need an agent? How to use social media in marketing your book. We'll address all that.

  On the Feb. 21, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with long-time San Francisco dog trainer Beverly Ulbrich (www.poochcoach.com) about what it's really like to be a dog trainer: what's surprising, emotional, and whether it's a viable small business to start when it seems there's a dog trainer under every rock.

  On the Feb 14, 2019 Valentine's Day edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife Barbara Nemko and I share the results of Vault's 2019 survey on romance in the workplace, plus tell the tale of how we met in the workplace.

  On the Feb. 7, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I make the case that open workspaces' liabilities outweigh their advantages and invite you to weigh in.

  On the Jan. 31, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with 4-time world champion sumo wrestler, Byambajav Ulambayar about what it's really like to be a pro sumo wrestler.

  On the Jan. 24, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer a step-by-step plan for starting and succeeding in private practice, whether therapist, lawyer, social worker, physician, architect, whatever.

Work with Marty Nemko, 1/17/19: Burned Out?

Jan 17, 2019

  On the Jan. 17, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I ask 23 questions to help you rise from the burned-out pit.

  On the Jan. 10, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with oboist Lana Lee about what it's really like to be a professional oboist. She'll also talk about her transition from being an engineer to musician.

  Topic 1 in the Jan 3, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko: What's your career story? I invite listeners to call in and, in a few minutes, describe their life's career moment, chronologically. To prime the pump, my wife Barbara Nemko and I will share ours.

  On the Dec. 27, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I ask you, "Careerwise, what might you do if you were starting over?" To kick things off, my wife Barbara Nemko and I describe what we'd do.

Future-proofing your career.  Future-robust careers for 2019 and beyond, better ways to train, and to succeed on the job.

  On the Dec. 13, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Julie Clowes, San Francisco District Director of the Small Buiness Administration about what wannabe and extant small businesses can get from the SBA: training, money, etc.

On the program's 2nd segment, listeners call in with a problem with their worklife. I try to help. I call them Workovers although pummeling isn't involved...usually.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Thursday from 7 to 8 PM on KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco and worldwide on KALW.org.

  On the Dec 6, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko:

  On the Nov. 29, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer the tips that have most helped my client improve their time management.

  On the Nov. 22, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I dispel or at least provide nuance to common career myths, such as "You gotta network" and "Follow your passion."

  On the Nov. 15, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife and Napa County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Barbara Nemko and I debate what's to happen, in an era of ever more automation, offshoring, and giggification, to the many millions of people who aren't tech whizzes or otherwise intellectual giants. We will explore approaches to the problem.

  On the Nov. 11, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Heather Mac Donald, author of the Diversity Delusion.

  On the Nov. 1, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Jonathan Haidt about how to get people of different opinions to civilly explore each others’ positions in the workplace or the university. He is Professor of Ethical Leadership at NYU's School of Business, named one of the "top global thinkers" by Foreign Policy magazine and one of the "top world thinkers" by Prospect magazine, Britain's leading monthly current affairs magazine. And he’s co-author of a new book published by Penguin Random House, The Coddling of the American Mind.

  On the October 25, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko I share the essence of my talk at a Stanford University Distinguished Speaker Series: advice on how parents can best help their college students launch a rewarding career.

  On the Oct. 18, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, Drs. Barbara and Marty Nemko debate common but thorny ethical issues in the workplace.

  ABC's 20-20 called Cisco CEO John Chambers, "America's best boss."  An advisor to presidents Clinton, Bush, France's Macron, Israel's Shimon Peres, and Jordan's King Abdullah, TIME named him one of "The 100 Most Influential People in the World."

On the Oct. 4, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I interview him about his new book, Connecting the Dots: Lessons for Leadership in a Startup World.  We will focus on advice relevant to a wide range of people, not just leaders. We'll discuss management. resilience, hiring, future trends, and how all workers need respond to a more automated world.

Is it worth trying microdoses of LSD or mushrooms to enhance one's work efforts? On the Sep. 27, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I explore the extent of what we know and don't know with Johns Hopkins professor Matthew Johnson and Third Wave's Paul Austin.

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