Ep #164: How Technical Leaders Can Also Get Themselves Out of the Weeds

You hear me talk about getting out of the weeds all the time.

Which usually means:

STOP showing up as the subject matter expert who needs to have all the answers…

And START showing up as the executive who can hold strategic conversations.

But let’s be real:

Depending on your role, your job may require you to hold onto a certain level of your subject matter expertise.

And balancing your technical skills with your need to show up as a leader can be a fine line to walk.

So in this episode of Women Changing Leadership, I’m going to make it super easy.

I’m going to fill you in on the exact high-level strategies I’ve recently been sharing with a corporate badass inside my advanced program, The Leadership Table.

So if you’re somebody who’s been struggling with how to scale and advance into higher-level leadership positions when you don’t have more hours to add to your day, then you are going to absolutely love this episode.

Let’s dive in.

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:

  • How to be seen as a leader, even if you’re in a role that relies on your subject matter expertise
  • Why getting out of the weeds is a solo affair
  • How to step out of the weeds when communicating with your boss
  • How getting out of the weeds helps you reconnect with your core leadership values
  • Why you need to stop trying to force yourself to be happy in the weeds

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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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