Ep #214: Become Your Boss’s Favorite on Your Terms

If you want to be your boss’s successor, it can feel super demotivating when they have a favorite – and it isn’t you.

On the other hand, it can also feel icky and super inauthentic to become your boss’s ‘yes’ person in the hopes of winning their favor and getting the promotion you want.

But there’s a middle way.

You can become your boss’s favorite on your terms, while also:

💥 Building trust that you can lead at a higher level by including your boss in conversations the right way.

💥 Proactively creating alignment with the entire executive team so you understand what really matters to your organization.

💥 Increasing your political savvy so you can disagree with your boss and still be heard.

And if you do all of this, you can set yourself up to become your boss’s successor, even if you never actually become their “favorite”.

In this episode of Women Changing Leadership with Stacy Mayer, I’ll show you very specific tips and tools so you can set yourself up to become your boss’s successor and receive the promotion you already deserve.

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:

  • The difference between earned and default favoritism
  • How to become your boss’s favorite by showing your work
  • How to give time back to your boss by getting aligned with the executive team
  • How to build a great relationship with your boss by disagreeing with them the right way
  • Real Life examples of how I coach my clients to build trust with their bosses

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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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