Raise Your Visibility & Value

Raise Your Visibility & Value: Ask the Million Dollar Question


Every leader should be asking her colleagues “What 1 – 2 things can I be doing differently in order to be more successful?” This helps build relationships and your leadership presence. In this video, listen and watch as Ed talks about the importance of asking that million dollar question.

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Ed’s new book, Raise Your Visibility & Value: Uncover the Lost Art of Connecting on the Job is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Please check it out and share the word!

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Raise Your Visibility & Value: Know the Difference Between a Spike and a Pattern

After working in large corporations for twenty years and providing leadership coaching for ten years, I have come to a conclusion that virtually every organizational leader needs coaching at some point in his/her career.

This is not speculation – this is evidence that I have accumulated through my own experiences and the experiences of my clients. Whether my client is new or experiencing a change to his/her role, building a new relationship with his/her boss, or struggling is his/her role, all of them need a coach.

Why don’t folks reach out to a coach proactively once a troubling behavior or fascinating challenge is becoming evident vs. waiting until “we are sick of dealing with this issue?”

It could be that we are hoping the troubling behavior or fascinating challenge is just a spike – a temporary “blip on the screen” that will take care of itself as time passes. “I’m not worrying about Susan. I’m sure this is just a blip and once she figures it out, all will be well.”

Perhaps we are so busy that we don’t have time to worry about other people’s spikes in behavior. “You’re kidding me, right? I’ve got so many of my own blips and you expect me to worry about others?”

Or maybe we rationalize that everyone has good and bad behaviors, and as long as there are more good behaviors than bad behaviors, everything will be okay. “He can be a real pain, yet he is our best salesperson … what do you expect me to do?”

Take a look around your organization. Who can be, with a little assistance, a better leader than they are today? What are you doing about it?

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Ed’s new book, Raise Your Visibility & Value: Uncover the Lost Art of Connecting on the Job is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Please check it out and share the word!

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Raise Your Visibility & Value: Employees – “Like Family” or “Human Capital”?

Organizations today are not like a family, regardless of what your well-intentioned CEO tells you. In functional families, “blood is thicker than water” and family always comes first. Whether you a mother, step-father, sister, brother-in-law, aunt, uncle, beloved or estranged, you are and will always be historically, legally or genetically a family member.

Conversely, in organizations, the organization always comes first. While business is on the upswing, your relationship with your employer will flourish. Moods are positive and opportunities are abundant. Hope springs eternal! Yet, it is the belief that good times are forever, or that relationships will supersede a tough decision that leaves most business professionals surprised, shocked, and hurt. When red ink starts to rise as financials tighten or competition heats up, reorganizations, restructurings, and reductions rule the day. Good performers are suddenly reminded that they are liabilities on a balance sheet and liabilities must be reduced in order to stabilize financials. “Family members” are suddenly and unceremoniously asked to pack-up their belongings and exit the building, escorted to the door by Harold from Security. In organizations, blood is not thicker than water – red ink is.

Allyn Gardner, the long-time career coach at Harvard Business School’s career program for MBA students has observed this phenomenon first hand. “They call people human capital for a reason,” Allyn mused. “Capital is an asset that you review periodically to determine how well it is performing to meet your objectives. Businesses tend to focus more on the capital-side and less on the human-side.”

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Ed’s new book, Raise Your Visibility & Value: Uncover the Lost Art of Connecting on the Job is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Please check it out and share the word!

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Raise Your Visibility and Value: Creating a Value Identification Statement


Raising your value in your organization is not easy. A great place to start is to create a value identification statement. This document allows you to catalog your current work efforts and also creates a platform for you to use during your conversation with your boss. In this video, listen and watch as Ed reviews an effectively designed value identification statement.

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Ed’s new book, Raise Your Visibility & Value: Uncover the Lost Art of Connecting on the Job is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Please check it out and share the word!

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Raise Your Visibility & Value: Do You Have a Reputation for Having a Negative Attitude?

Do your colleagues perceive you as having a negative attitude? Here are a few suggestions to help manage that reputation:

  • Partner with your manager on ways in which you can improve your attitude at work. A perception of having a negative attitude at work is not a good foundation upon which to build your visibility.
  • Work with a career coach who can help you explore the origination of your negative attitude and create strategies to improve your attitude.
  • Read a book (e.g., Success through a Positive Mental Attitude by Napoleon Hill) or an article on improving a negative attitude.
  • Take some “you” time to think about how you can improve your attitude. Sometimes a break from work can help improve a negative attitude or the perception of one.

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Ed’s new book, Raise Your Visibility & Value: Uncover the Lost Art of Connecting on the Job is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Please check it out and share the word!

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Raise Your Visibility and Value: Having a Conversation with Your Boss

When you work to raise the value that you provide your organization, you need to start by hosting a productive and future-focused conversation with your boss. You need to know what types of financial metrics your organization holds dear, and the best place to start is with your boss. In this video, listen and watch as Ed provides you some guidelines to ensure you host a productive conversation.

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Ed’s new book, Raise Your Visibility & Value: Uncover the Lost Art of Connecting on the Job is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Please check it out and share the word!

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Raise Your Visibility & Value: The Susan Brender Show Interviews Ed Evarts

Ed recently spoke with Susan Brender about behaviors and actions that will raise employee visibility (how and when they are seen) and value (how to increase their impact) in an organization and industry.

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Ed’s new book, Raise Your Visibility & Value: Uncover the Lost Art of Connecting on the Job is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Please check it out and share the word!

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Raise Your Visibility & Value: Ed Evarts on the Networking With Michelle Show

Ed recently spoke with Michelle Ngome of the Networking With Michelle Show. Listen in here and find out:

  • What Ed says is the million dollar question
  • How we can add empathy as a leader
  • How production influences our reputation
  • Why Ed says networking and performance reviews are old news

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Ed’s new book, Raise Your Visibility & Value: Uncover the Lost Art of Connecting on the Job is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Please check it out and share the word!

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Raise Your Visibility & Value: Don’t Have a Positive Reputation in Your Organization?

In continuing to look at some suggestions for overcoming hurdles people face when managing their reputations:

HURDLE:

I do not think I have a positive reputation in my organization.

SUGGESTIONS:

  • Partner with your manager or your Human Resources business partner on ways in which you can improve your reputation at work.
  • Read a book (e.g., How to Build Your Reputation by Rob Brown) or an article about reputation management.
  • Identify a colleague whom you believe does have a positive reputation. Schedule a time with her to talk about your efforts to improve your reputation and ideas she may have on how to do so.
  • Craft a new reputation statement and begin to focus on your attitude, behaviors, and production. It is never too late to build a good reputation.

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Ed’s new book, Raise Your Visibility & Value: Uncover the Lost Art of Connecting on the Job is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Please check it out and share the word!

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Raise Your Visibility and Value: When Networking is Not Enough


Ed speaks and hosts workshops on how to help your organization achieve its mission, goals, and strategies by helping your employees raise their visibility and value in your organization.

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Ed’s new book, Raise Your Visibility & Value: Uncover the Lost Art of Connecting on the Job is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Please check it out and share the word!