The Leverage Point Podcast
The Inside Gig with Edie Goldberg

The Inside Gig with Edie Goldberg

February 22, 2022

In this episode, our guest Edie Goldberg - a talent management consultant and author of The Inside Gig: How Sharing Untapped Talent Across Boundaries Unleashes Organizational Capacity - talks about how to get a career edge by multiplying opportunities to do great work and learn. "It's much easier to find a new job in a different company than to find a new job in an existing company," she said, which is unfortunate, but it does not have to be that way. Listen in to hear her practical advice on what anyone can do to get an inside gig, like:

  • Work on cross-functional projects
  • Understand the skills you have and where the company is going to identify the potential match
  • Get curious: ask people what they do. Interview others to learn what they work on
  • Sell your boss on how your time and talent can be optimized
  • Seek inside gigs to learn in the flow of work, and more… 

Another thing she said that is absolutely true: "Your next job doesn't exist yet".

Finally, do check out the 5 Pitfalls to Avoid When You Do Side Gigs blog post that we discussed with Edie.

 

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Music credits: Our Big Adventure by Scott Holmes

How do be a career visionary with Judy Garfinkel

How do be a career visionary with Judy Garfinkel

October 10, 2021

Career success is accelerated when we, as individuals, are in alignment with the work we do: it gives us purpose, plays to our strengths, is enjoyable and more.  When we find ourselves “suited” to our work, it becomes easier to do, excel and be rewarded.  And when we know what alignment looks like, we can plan our career, to get more of what we want.  But finding alignment, and planning for success, isn’t a given.  And that’s where this podcast comes in. Judy Garfinkel, an executive coach and President of ICF Connecticut Chapter, sits with Angela and Sergey, to discuss what she has learnt in her career about how to seek alignment and plan for success. 

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Music credits: Our Big Adventure by Scott Holmes

Why Am I Not Developing? Part 2: Take a Look Around

Why Am I Not Developing? Part 2: Take a Look Around

September 7, 2021

In the previous episode, you learned about the inner reasons why people don't develop. Those were all the psychological barriers that keep us in the comfort zone. This episode is about the external factors that will either speed up or slow down your personal growth. Listen in to find out how aligning yourself to the job, to people around you, and to the organizational culture is a leverage point to unlock your development.

 

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Music credits: Our Big Adventure by Scott Holmes

Why Am I Not Developing? Part 1: Take a Look at Yourself

Why Am I Not Developing? Part 1: Take a Look at Yourself

July 17, 2021

There are 5 psychological barriers that keep us in the comfort zone. Knowing what those are will help you overcome them. And that's your leverage point.

 

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Music credits: Our Big Adventure by Scott Holmes

Playing The Long Game

Playing The Long Game

June 14, 2021

The most complex and saddening involves employees when they feel they have to choose between their career and other important, personal considerations. But it's rarely "now or never." Most often, it's "now or later." Tune in to learn how to know the difference.

 

Click here to access the tool referenced in this episode.

 

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Music credits: Funk Game Loop by Kevin MacLeod

Rebel Talent with Francesca Gino

Rebel Talent with Francesca Gino

April 27, 2021

Who is a rebel talent and can it help your career? It turns out that breaking rules and pushing boundaries can help you stand out and thrive at work - it can be your leverage point. Francesca Gino from Harvard shares with us her research on self-leadership, curiosity, authenticity, and much more in this rebellious episode.

 

More about Francesca: https://francescagino.com/

The Rebel Talent book

The Rebel Test: https://www.rebeltalents.org/the-rebel-test 

 

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Music credits: Funk Game Loop by Kevin MacLeod

“I Can’t Find the Words” with Joy Van Skiver

“I Can’t Find the Words” with Joy Van Skiver

March 2, 2021

Giving feedback does not have to be hard. You just need to find the right words. Joy van Skiver, an executive coach, shares her time-proven methods of using specific formulas to deliver effectively even most challenging feedback. 

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Music credits: Funk Game Loop by Kevin MacLeod

Faking It with Marc Effron

Faking It with Marc Effron

December 23, 2020

Be your true self or fake it till you make it? The abundance of career advice is only rivalled by its degree of contradiction. But what does science and research say on the topic of authenticity at work. To figure it out, we asked the guru in the field of human performance - Marc Effron. So, should you fake it?

More about Marc and his team: https://talentstrategygroup.com/about/ 

Marc's award-winning books:

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Music credits: Funk Game Loop by Kevin MacLeod

How do I engage with a job I hate but can’t leave?

How do I engage with a job I hate but can’t leave?

December 23, 2020

You can’t always be in the job you love … so how do you love the job you're in?  There are a lot of reasons why it may make sense to stay in a role.  But doing something you don’t like 8 hours a day, forty hours a week … can be soul destroying.  This podcast explores who you can turn the experience into something worthwhile, even if it isn’t something ideal. 

Resources:

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Music credits: Our Big Adventure by Scott Holmes

Which manager to choose?

Which manager to choose?

October 8, 2020

Do you get to choose your manager? Not always. And not really. But if you did have a choice, which is best? Male or female? Strict or lenient? Ambitious or settled? In this episode, we are talking about bosses: the good, the bad, and the best.

Referenced in this episode:

  • Wayne, S. J., Liden, R. C., Kraimer, M. L., & Graf, I. K. (1999). The role of human capital, motivation and supervisor sponsorship in predicting career success. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 20(5), 577–595.
  • Gardner, T. M., Munyon, T. P., Hom, P. W., & Griffeth, R. W. (2018). When Territoriality Meets Agency: An Examination of Employee Guarding as a Territorial Strategy. Journal of Management, 44(7), 2580–2610.

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Music credits: Our Big Adventure by Scott Holmes

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