Maximize Your Career with Stacy Mayer Podcast

Ep #44: C-Suite Secrets Part 1: What your CEO Actually Means

The playbook of what it takes to succeed at the senior executive level is not something you always learn in a MBA program. Sure, you learn how to be a great manager. You may even learn to be a good leader. But what you most likely don’t learn was how to advocate for your career,…

Ep #43: How To Accelerate Your Career: Real Life Examples From Three Corporate Managers On The Rise

I am sure you have received a lot of advice about what it will take to break into that next level leadership position. And while some of this advice is ok, a lot of it will cause you to throw your time and energy away by heading down a path that goes nowhere. So, how…

Ep #42: Why Your Organization/Boss Doesn’t Support Your Promotion (And What To Do About It)

This may sound counterintuitive, but your company isn’t hardwired to support your success. Corporations have developed processes over the years (or decades) that are designed to support and protect the company. Not you. The company. So, your organization may provide leadership trainings here and there. Or maybe they’ll show you how to be more productive. …

Ep #41: How to make office politics work for YOU

Whether you like them or not, understanding and engaging in office politics can have a powerful impact on your career. You get that. In fact, you’ve probably seen people get promoted for political reasons multiple times in your career. But, chances are that you’ve seen these things happen and thought to yourself: that’s not fair.…

Ep #40: How To “Brag” About Your Accomplishments The Right Way

It’s no secret. Most people feel uncomfortable when it comes to promoting themselves and their accomplishments. At some point in your life, you’ve probably been told that it’s not polite to brag. You may have even been told that people who are actually smart (or successful or talented) don’t feel the need to tell others…

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…

Ep #38: How to Embrace and Elevate Diversity in the Workplace with Minette Norman

Throughout the course of her career, Minette Norman rose from being a technical writer to eventually becoming Vice President of Engineering Practice at Autodesk in San Francisco. But it wasn’t always easy.   As an engineering executive, she was often the only woman in the room.  She didn’t always have all the answers.  And sometimes her…

Ep #37: How to Build Trust at Work Using ‘15-Minute Ally’ Meetings

When I was growing up, my mom always told me that trust was everything. Trust that you will keep your word. Trust that you will do what you say you’re going to do. Trust that you can do your job. I know that YOU have already built a lot of trust in your organization. You’re…