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161: How Asking an Obvious Question Made Me $30K in One Day

161: How Asking an Obvious Question Made Me $30K in One Day

In this episode, I recount a pivotal moment in my career journey as a lead engineer at Whirlpool Corporation, where I sought to elevate my performance rating.

Through a simple yet profound question to my boss, I unearthed the key to exceptional results: cross-functional impact.

By collaborating with colleagues and leveraging technology, I devised a solution that streamlined communication between departments, ultimately earning me a top performance rating and a significant bonus—all within eight hours of work.

This narrative underscores the power of asking the right questions and embracing innovative approaches to stand out in one’s career.

Join me as I delve into the transformative impact of asking obvious yet potent questions and how it can propel you towards unparalleled success.

So press play and let’s chat about unlocking extraordinary results through the art of questioning.

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157: Learn to Say More with Less Words | Executive Communication

157: Learn to Say More with Less Words | Executive Communication

In this episode, I reflect on a recent coaching session with an engineering leader named David, who struggled to articulate his career challenges concisely.

I share how, despite his impressive background, David’s long-winded communication hindered his progress. From experiences like this, I’ve learned the critical importance of clear and concise communication in career advancement.

I delve into how engineers, like myself, often fall into the trap of verbosity, but mastering concise communication is essential for success. Whether it’s in emails or conversations, brevity saves time and fosters clarity. By adopting this habit, engineers can project authority, autonomy, and decisiveness, crucial qualities for effective leadership.

Join me as I discuss the power of concise communication and its transformative impact on career growth.

So press play and let’s chat about leveling up your communication game!

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153: How to Master the Calendar and Get More Done

153: How to Master the Calendar and Get More Done

In this episode, we discuss a common struggle we engineers face: mastering our calendars.

Inspired by an email from a listener named Will, who felt overwhelmed and struggled to get things done, we explore the crucial skill of calendar management.

I share five actionable tips, from guarding your best hours to winning the morning, to help you take control of your time. These tips are just the tip of the iceberg – there are seven more waiting for you in the downloadable PDF scorecard.

Remember, you have all the time there is, and by implementing these strategies, you can shift from feeling overwhelmed to experiencing joy and flow.

So press play and let’s chat about reclaiming your calendar and mastering your time.

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133: Stress-Free Strategy to Succeed in Big Tech with Meta®️ Software Leader Mauricio Nunes

133: Stress-Free Strategy to Succeed in Big Tech with Meta®️ Software Leader Mauricio Nunes

In this episode, you’ll meet a Software Engineering Leader at Meta®️ who has overcome three of the biggest challenges engineers face, Mauricio Nunes. His resume includes Amazon, Spotify, and Facebook, but that didn’t make him immune to these barriers:

* Lack of clarity and direction.

* Self doubt and the need to feel in control.

* Fear of the unknown and the risks of change.

Not only has Mauricio crushed these challenges, but years later he is still growing, leading and loving his career with no stress. Can you imagine waking up tomorrow with no stress?

It doesn’t mean there are no problems to solve, but it’s completely possible to experience freedom from negative thoughts and win back your life. Mauricio is going to tell you how he did it in the toughest environment of all… BIG TECH.

So press play and let’s chat… immediate transformation is possible when you discover a life ON purpose!

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