Career Lunch and Learn: Taking Charge of Your Talent

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm


In this MIT Career Lunch and Learn webinar, Don Maruska, a founder and CEO of three Silicon Valley companies and Master Certified Coach, will share some of his greatest lessons from a second career enabling leading companies to cultivate success in their organizations. 

Whether considering a career transition to a role that will better amplify your talent set or hoping to cultivate and manage more successful teams, this webinar will give you much to reflect on in your business, nonprofit, government, or startup role. 

Registrants will hear research and insights as published in Maruska's book, Take Charge of Your Talent: Three Keys to Thriving in Your Career, Organization, and Life co-authored with Jay Perry. Participants will come away with greater insights on these tenets of Maruska's "talent manifesto": 

1. We each have untapped talents and opportunities for greater satisfaction.

2. Accessing our hopes helps us to get out of our own way and stimulates better results.

3. We can be Talent Catalysts for one another to generate new ideas and precipitate action.

4. Abundant resources are available to help us realize our deepest hopes.

5. We can get the time we need to pursue our hopes and take charge of our talent.

6. The self-organizing culture of talent development creates enduring assets and fulfillment for individuals and organizations.

7. Everyone can participate because the “See one, do one, teach one” approach supports a culture of accessible and self-organizing talent development.

All registrants will receive a unique url to view this webcast and participate via interactive chat.

About Don Maruska

As a founder and CEO of three Silicon Valley companies, venture investor, and recipient of the National Innovators Award, Don writes from a broad base of experience. His lifelong passions for creativity, translating innovative ideas into practical applications, and bringing out the best in others stimulate his work.

Don’s own story is one of learning how to take charge of his talent. He was the first in his family’s history to attend college, and he earned a BA magna cum laude from Harvard University. At twenty-two, Don was a legislative assistant in the US Senate and thereafter developed management procedures to implement a national housing program. He subsequently earned an MBA and JD from Stanford University and joined McKinsey & Company, where he led strategy and organization projects for corporations, government agencies, and nonprofits...[read more]

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