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Leadership Without
Losing Your Soul

Podcast with David Dye

Love it. Own it. Your Dream Job with Carson Tate

by | Sep 3, 2021 | Career & Learning, Podcast |

In this episode, Carson Tate, one of America’s top productivity consultants, talks about why you don’t have to rely on your company or your boss for your professional fulfillment. Instead, you can take ownership of your career, your life, and your happiness―right now. Carson’s premise is that “it takes two” to cultivate engagement―that both you and your employer need to have an equal voice in the process. And she outlines five fundamental strategies and tools to make your job work for you and become a dream job.

Your Dream Job

00:43 Our guest is Carson Tate. She is the founder and managing partner of Working Simply Inc. a business consulting firm that partners with organizations, business leaders, and employees to enhance workplace productivity, foster employee engagement, and build personal and professional legacies, all things we’re fans of here on the show.

04:09 Why did Carson want to write this book?

06:58 There are two main buckets to look for in job satisfaction. How is your productivity in your role? Do you own it or do you feel overwhelmed and inefficient? Next, examine your purpose. What do your engagement and fulfillment look like? Do you love it?

10:20 How the one person that you’ve got control over is you. Your dream job starts with you.

11:05  Get clear on how do you want to be seen and acknowledged for your contributions at work. Then learn how each person on your team appreciates being acknowledged. We tend to appreciate people the way we want to be appreciated, and oftentimes that doesn’t work.

15:00 As we remember that we get more of what we encourage and celebrate, get to know the encouragement that’s relevant for your people.

18:27  Aligning your strengths. Get clear on your unique capabilities, skills, and experiences, so that when you do that type of work, it lights you up. It’s energizing. Consequently, you want to do more of it.

Own Your Relationships and Development for your Dream Job

22:41  How to make our work relationships work. None of us work in isolation. So, how do you cultivate the authentic relationships that create that sense of fun and community at work?

27:56  How to develop that personal professional development plan, to love and own the direction you’re heading. Carson outlines this plan here as well and gives us where to find several other tools and resources that support this either on her website or LinkedIn.

29:08  Carson outlines the steps of the GROW process.

33:37  The downfalls to having a fixed mindset as a leader, and many advantages to opening up to an expanding mindset.


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David Dye helps human-centered leaders find clarity in uncertainty, drive innovation, and achieve breakthrough results.  He’s the President of Let’s Grow Leaders, an international leadership development and training firm known for practical tools and leadership development programs that stick. He’s the award-winning authors of four books including Courageous Cultures: How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers, and Customer Advocates and Winning Well: A Manager’s Guide to Getting Results-Without Losing Your Soul and hosts the popular Leadership without Losing Your Soul podcast. David is a former executive and elected official. David and his wife and business partner, Karin Hurt, are committed to their philanthropic initiative, Winning Wells – building clean water wells for the people of Cambodia.


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