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Raise Your Visibility & Value: Steps to Take Before the Value Conversation with Your Boss

1. Identify the business performance drivers that are important to your organization. Brainstorm with a colleague, speak with a senior leader, or talk with  someone in finance, sales, business development, or operations.

2. Complete the value identification exercise. Identify value that you currently create or could create. You can also work with a colleague or friend to help you think through the exercise and challenge your thinking.

3. Schedule a time with your boss in advance. Make it clear in your invitation that you are requesting the meeting to be solely focused on discussing business value. (Use some of the talking points we’ll provide in a following post in order to be clear with your boss on the focus of the meeting.)

4. If appropriate, consider sending your value identification exercise in advance for your boss to preview.

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Ed Evarts is the founder and president of Excellius Leadership Development, an organization focused on coaching mid- to senior- level leaders and their teams in business environments. With over twenty-five years of innovative leadership and management experience, Ed possesses the ability to build awareness, create action, and deliver results. Known for his business acumen, his ability to resolve complex human relations issues, and his enthusiastic, accessible and responsive style, Ed partners with managers, leaders and business teams to explore clarity and communication, and traverse conflict and change.

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