Ep #116: Why Titles Matter (And ALSO Why Titles Don’t Matter At All)

What’s your stance on the importance of titles?

When someone first joins my Executive Ahead of Time program, they usually fall into one of two camps:

🏕️ Camp A  Title does not matter (ie: they do not “think about their career that way”).


⛺ Camp B: Title really matters (and they’re sick of waiting to land the title they deserve).

These two approaches may seem like polar opposites, but they’re really just different sides of the same coin.

Obsessing over title AND pretending that title doesn’t matter both have the potential to send you on an emotional rollercoaster ride where you feel like you’re completely out of control of your own career.

But I want you to do something different.

I want you to care about titles because they do matter…

But I also want you to recognize that they don’t matter, too.

Because, yes, you don’t need a higher title to start having the impact you want to be making right now.

But on the flipside…

Your title can open doors for you.

It can help you have a seat and a voice at the table, so you can be the change you want to see in your organization.

And it can provide you with the bonuses and pay raises that you 100% deserve.

So in this episode of Maximize Your Career with Stacy Mayer, I’m going to show you the Middle Way between titles being the ‘be-all and end-all’ of your career, and titles not being important at all. And finding this balance is going to help you reach your next level of leadership and have so much more success once you get there.

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:

What You'll Learn:

  • Why titles matter
  • Why so many women are averse to caring about titles
  • What ‘I don’t care about the title’ REALLY means
  • A powerful exercise for determining why it matters that you earn an executive title
  • The problems that will arise when you only care about your title

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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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