Join us in this insightful podcast interview with Megan Effertz, an accomplished executive and entrepreneur with over two decades of experience. Megan shares her journey of building companies in different industries and how she developed her transferrable skills to jump from industry to industry. She also provides timely advice for job seekers, including how to do two-way interviews to find the right cultural fit and not settle for just any job. As a leader, Megan emphasizes the importance of humbleness and good listening to build trust with the team and create a supportive work environment. She also shares tips on how to truly get to know the team, support employees’ personal pursuits, and motivate them to achieve their potential. Whether you’re a job seeker or a leader looking to improve your skills, this episode is full of valuable insights and practical advice.
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:
There are lessons for everyone in this interview that you may want to listen to more than once to grasp fully:
- When job searching, it’s important to do two-way interviews to find the right cultural fit and not settle for a job that doesn’t align with your values.
- Building a successful career requires developing transferrable skills that can be applied across industries and functions.
- Humbleness and good listening are essential qualities for leaders who want to build trust with their team and create a supportive work environment.
- To truly get to know the team as a new leader, you need to take the time to understand their individual needs, motivations, and personal pursuits.
- If you realize that you and your team are not the right fit for each other, it’s important to be honest and make a change.
- To motivate employees to achieve their potential, you need to understand what drives them and provide the support they need to pursue their personal goals.
- Giving and receiving candid feedback is essential for personal and professional growth.
- As a leader, you can create opportunities for employees to develop new skills and pursue their passions outside of their normal job duties.
- Technology leaders don’t necessarily need a background in technology, but they do need to be curious and open to learning new things.
- To be successful in any industry, it’s important to be adaptable, resilient, and willing to take risks.
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