Drive Your Career: 9 High Impact Ways to take Responsibility for Your Own Success with Ed Evarts

Season #2 Episode #42

Some people let life happen to them, while others happen to life. No matter what kind of organization you’re in, there are universal leadership principles you can follow to drive your career forward.

In Ed’s 25 years of innovative leadership and management experience, he has identified nine factors of career success, which he discusses in detail in his new book, Drive Your Career: 9 High-Impact Ways to Take Responsibility for Your Own Success.

In this episode, Ed Evarts, Founder and President of Excellius Leadership Development, takes a deep dive into four of the nine factors of career success – empathy, curiosity, building a relationship with your boss, and playing the hand you’re dealt with – and explains how these factors can lead you to career success.

[05:07]  The nine factors of career success
[06:13]  How to have a positive relationship with your boss
[13:05]  It’s okay to ask for help
[14:26]  Curiosity and how it helps you succeed
[18:33]  How to be more curious
[21:26]  Play the hand you’re dealt with
[24:38]  How to overcome the ‘victim mindset’
[28:53]  Why empathy is important in leadership

Follow Danny Langloss on LinkedIn as he breaks down leadership tools, strategies, and concepts throughout the week.

Have you heard about  Danny's "Ownership" concept?

Ownership is a team members extreme emotional and psychological connection to the goals of the organization, their team and the organization as a whole. Owners do things because it is important to them, not because they are told to do it.  Owners are constantly looking to get 1% better every day, always looking for ways to add layers of greatness to the organization, and proactive solve problems as they arise.

In Season 2, Episode 27, Danny breaks down Ownership and the 7 Pillars leaders can use to create it.

About Ed Evarts:

Ed Evarts is the founder and president of Excellius Leadership Development, a Boston-based coaching organization. He works with successful leaders to increase their self-awareness so they can manage themselves more productively; with successful teams to ensure their time together is as productive as possible; and with smaller organizations, at a pivot point in their evolution, to help them plan strategically and purposefully.

Ed recently released his new book, Drive Your Career: 9 High-Impact Ways to Take Responsibility for Your Own Success. He is the host of Be Brave at Work, a weekly podcast in which leaders share stories about bravery—or the lack of it—in their careers, and the impact their choices have had on their career progression.

Connect with Ed:

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