Ep #39: Is Promotion Entitlement Holding You Back From Landing Your Next Role?

If you’ve been passed over for a promotion that you thought was in the bag, I want you to ask yourself this:

Was I entitled to that promotion?

If your answer is YES, Promotion Entitlement could be the reason you didn’t actually receive it.

Feeling entitled to a promotion is one of the most common problems I see corporate managers struggling with – and most don’t even know it.

(And, as you’ll hear in this episode, it has also been a blindspot for me.)

If you’ve been with a company for a long time, or you’re the hardest worker in your department, it’s kind of natural to think that means you should be first consideration for a promotion.

And it could be true. You should be considered.

But…the problem with feeling entitled is that it can absolutely hold you back from doing the work necessary to land the promotion that you so rightfully deserve.

So, in this episode of Maximize Your Career with Stacy Mayer, I will be discussing practical tools to help you identify if you are feeling entitled, solutions for what to do about it if you are, AND the reason why getting the promotion you are after too soon can sometimes be bad for your career.

What You'll Learn:

  • Exercises to help you determine if feeling entitled is holding you back from success
  • Personal examples of times when I have felt entitled (and the impact it had on my career)
  • How to let go of your frustration and actually do the work necessary to scale your career
  • How entitlement can lead to you ending up in the wrong role
  • What will happen to you once you learn how to let go of your entitlement

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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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