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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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135: Success is Determined by Your Successors | Why You Need a Succession Plan Now

135: Success is Determined by Your Successors | Why You Need a Succession Plan Now

In this episode, we’re delving into a vital aspect of career growth: succession planning. Just like interviews, succession planning is crucial for career advancement. We’ll explore the three phases of career progression and what often keeps us stuck.

Join me as we discuss the mindset shift needed and three practical tips for effective succession planning. It’s time to take responsibility for your career development and build your path to that next promotion.

Ready for more? Tune in to the Happy Engineer Podcast. Let’s chat…

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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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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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