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132: Five Strategies to Win the Inbox War | The End of Never-Ending Email

132: Five Strategies to Win the Inbox War | The End of Never-Ending Email

In this episode, I dive into the often-overlooked challenges of building a thriving engineering career.

Often, it’s not just about technical prowess. Many crucial aspects have nothing to do with being a great engineer.

We explore the war of the inbox, discussing five strategies to help you regain control and maximize your efficiency.

These practical tips are key to mastering the inbox and reclaiming your focus, ultimately accelerating your engineering career.

So press play and… let’s chat about conquering the inbox war.

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131: Secrets of Being a CEO Revealed with Deborah Coviello | The CEO Whisperer | Author | Podcast Host

131: Secrets of Being a CEO Revealed with Deborah Coviello | The CEO Whisperer | Author | Podcast Host

In this episode, we meet the CEO Whisperer herself, Deborah Coviello.

If you have ever hoped to make it to the top, or you are already there, this is an important conversation.

She is the author of the top book, “CEO’s Compass: Your Guide to Get Back on Track.” The journey begins where she tells the CEO’s Hero Journey through the unknown and how to guide them to Peace of Mind.

We talk about the transformation from firefighting to true leadership, how working harder and complexity can burn you out, and the reality that an obsession with results may not be what CEOs really want.

Deb is an advisor, host of “The Drop-In CEO” podcast with over 300 episodes, and Founder of Illumination Partners, a consulting firm for C-Suite Leaders of Today and Tomorrow to navigate challenges with confidence.

So press play and let’s chat… we are about to drop in and whisper the secrets to being a CEO!

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130: Leading with Vulnerability Superpowers – the Future of Leadership with Jacob Morgan | International Best-Selling Author | Futurist

130: Leading with Vulnerability Superpowers – the Future of Leadership with Jacob Morgan | International Best-Selling Author | Futurist

In this episode, we look into the future of leadership with international best-selling author, Jacob Morgan.

A professionally trained futurist, well known and respected for his previous books on the future of work, Jacob took on the challenging question, “What do leaders need most to face the challenges of the coming decade?”

That question, plus 100 CEO interviews and 14,000 employees surveyed, resulted in his fifth book, “Leading with Vulnerability.” We dive into his biggest breakthroughs today.

If you want to get ahead in your career, in a way that you feel proud of and everyone else feels honored to support your success… then tune in and listen up.

Jacob’s work has been endorsed by the CEOs of Mastercard, Best Buy, Unilever, The Ritz Carlton, Nestle, Cisco, Audi, and now you can add Zach White and Oasis of Courage to that list.

So press play and let’s chat… this conversation is not about being vulnerable, but leading with vulnerability.

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129: How to Increase Confidence Interviewing and Get the Job You Want

129: How to Increase Confidence Interviewing and Get the Job You Want

In today’s episode, I dive deep into a topic that is crucial for career growth and success: confidence.

We all know that interviews play a crucial role in advancing our careers, whether it’s for promotions within our current organizations or when seeking opportunities in new companies. But here’s the truth – interviews are not solely about qualifications, they are about confidence.

In this episode, we explore the three mindsets of confidence that are essential for acing your interviews and landing that dream job. I share a real-life example of Charlie, one of our clients, as we uncover the challenges he faced and how we helped him turn his uncertainty into confidence.

So press play and let’s chat… it’s time to land your ideal engineering role!

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125: Impactful Engineering with Jake Maxey and Steve Maxey | Podcast Hosts | Engineers Making a Difference

125: Impactful Engineering with Jake Maxey and Steve Maxey | Podcast Hosts | Engineers Making a Difference

In this episode, meet two engineers who really care about the next generation of engineers, Jake Maxey and Steve Maxey.

These brothers have overcome many challenges to reach the levels of success in engineering they enjoy today, and those setbacks were the perfect setup for their mission:

Impactful Engineering.

If you know that your work on earth is about more than new technology and making money, and you’re looking for inspiration in how you can make a difference right now, you are going to love Jake and Steve.

They are also launching a new show, Impactful Engineering Podcast, that I highly recommend you check out.

Their message is about more than generosity tomorrow, it will help you perform at your best today.

So press play and let’s chat… it’s time for us to make an IMPACT!

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124: The Secret to Customer Experience that Engineers Need to Know with Annette Franz

124: The Secret to Customer Experience that Engineers Need to Know with Annette Franz

In this episode, meet the woman who (literally) wrote the book on Customer Understanding, Annette Franz.

We talk about the importance of understanding your customer as an engineer, not only to design great products, but to build a great career.

She started her career at J.D. Power and Associates in 1992, and has spent the last 30 years as a customer experience leader for dozens of brand names you would recognize, and in her own consulting firm. Annette was named one of “The 100 Most Influential Tech Women on Twitter” by Business Insider.

Annette says people come before products. You are going to want to know why, and what to do about it.

She is author of two powerful books, Customer Understanding: Three Ways to Put the “Customer” in Customer Experience (and at the Heart of Your Business), and Built to Win: Designing a Customer-Centric Culture That Drives Value for Your Business.

So press play and let’s chat… it’s time to bridge the gap between product and VOC for YOU.

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