Ep #109: Where You Need Straight A’s (and B-’s) In Your Professional Development

I didn’t really care about grades when I was in school. I cared about how things made me feel.

I got decent grades in most of my classes, and higher grades in the ones I naturally gravitated towards.

And for most of my education, this was fine. 

But recently I’ve been thinking about grades in a more strategic, purposeful way by asking myself this one question:

Where should I invest my time and energy in order to get the biggest return?

Right now, you may also care more about the areas of your job that feel good.

Because it can feel so good to be the subject matter expert in your niche and to feel completely irreplaceable in your role.

But doing what you’re already good at won’t help you advance your career.

To reach that next level, you need to start settling for a B- in the things you excel at, and pushing your other skills (communication, relationship building, and more) to an A+.

And in this episode, I’ll show you how to do it.

This week on Maximize Your Career with Stacy Mayer I’ll reveal  how to use the traditional grading system to figure out where you need a higher grade in order to advance your career and where it would actually benefit you to go for a lower grade. 

If you want to receive the recognition you deserve, step into a higher leadership position, get paid for your ideas instead of the hours you put in at work, and enjoy more time, freedom, energy, and joy, then you need to get your hands on a copy of Promotions Made Easy. Get your copy here.

What You'll Learn:

  • Why doing what you’re good at is stopping you from advancing to that next level of leadership
  • The areas you actually need to get straight “A’s” in
  • What you need to be doing less of in order to advance to the executive level
  • Why building relationships is one of the most important areas to excel in
  • What doing an A+ job looks like in action

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About Your Host

Hi! I'm Stacy Mayer, a Certified Executive Coach and Promotion Strategist on a mission to bring more diversity to the leadership table by getting 1000 underrepresented corporate managers promoted into senior executive positions each year worldwide.

I help undervalued executives scale to the C-Suite using repositioning strategies that build your confidence and visibility, so you can earn the recognition and support you need from key stakeholders while embodying your unique leadership style.

My podcast “Women Changing Leadership with Stacy Mayer” tackles topics like executive communication, getting more respect in the workplace from challenging bosses and team members, and avoiding the common mistakes that sabotage career advancement.

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