If you’re ambitious, talented, and ready to take your career to the next level, this episode is for you. Ed Evarts shares several principles of taking responsibility for your career. You’ll get practical ways to build a positive relationship with your boss, vital questions to ask yourself, the power of curiosity to advance your career, and more.
Drive Your Career Highlights
5:01 – Learn the importance of building your career success based on doing something recurrently vs frequently. What’s the difference and why does it matter?
8:20 – Why building a positive relationship with your boss is so important for your career.
12:57 – Challenges to building a good relationship with your boss and how to overcome them.
14:22 – The million-dollar question to ask your boss (recurringly.)
16:34 – What a good relationship with your boss actually looks like.
19:26 – Challenges when moving to a new team or new supervisor and how to address them.
21:44 – How you, as a leader, can cultivate better relationships with your team members.
23:48 – A frequent source of work conflict and how to resolve it.
26:07 – How to “play the hand you’re dealt” when managing your career.
26:49 – When you should think about walking away from the role you’re in.
29:50 – The roles listening, curiosity, and empathy play in your leadership and success at work
32:22 – A deeper look at empathy and how to incorporate it into your leadership – with a focus on when and where to focus on empathy.
35:08 – A good question to start conversations and create connection.
38:52 – One empathy-boosting email technique you can use today.
40:39 – How humility contributes to a better career (and Ed’s book.)
43:47 – The simplest step (that is also challenging) to get started: self-reflection questions that will guide you as you take responsibility for your career, build a better relationship with your boss, and lead with curiosity and empathy.
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