Ep #71: Executive Relationships Part 1: The Fastest Way to Build Trust with the Leadership Team

Want to know one of the fastest ways to get a competitive edge in your organization?

Schedule a 1:1 meeting with a member of the leadership team.

No, really.

About 90% of the corporate leaders I speak to aren’t scheduling meetings with leaders in their organizations.

And…I get it. Scheduling a 1:1 meeting with a high level executive can feel super intimidating, especially if you’ve never done it before.

But not only is it a great way to really step into the driver’s seat of your career, it’s also one of the absolute best ways to immediately establish trust and position yourself as a senior executive leader-to-be.

(And guess what? Aside from my own students, almost no one else is doing it.)

So if you’re ready to stand out from the competition, I want you to schedule a 15-Minute Ally Meeting with a member of your leadership team today.

In this episode of Maximize Your Career with Stacy Mayer, I explain exactly how to do it.

This episode is Part 1 of a 3-part podcast series I am doing entitled: Executive Relationships. 

Each episode of Executive Relationships will dive into an aspect of how to build and leverage the kind of relationships that will help you advance your career, have a greater impact, and enjoy a stronger voice at the leadership table.

What You'll Learn:

  • How to know if you’re actually building trust with the leadership team
  • What a ‘controllable career strategy’ is (and why it’s the only kind of strategy you should be using)
  • Why most corporate managers fail to get mentors and sponsors
  • How creating “teaching situations” with the leadership team erodes trust
  • How to properly prepare for your very own 15-Minute Ally Meeting

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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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