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Adapting Your Work Style to Any Type of Boss with Mary Abbajay —ECEO044



Adapting Your Work Style to Any Type of Boss with Mary Abbajay —ECEO044

Adapting Your Work Style to Any Type of Boss—ECEO044

Mary Abbajay, President of Careerstone Group

You may not be able to choose your bosses or clients, but you CAN choose the way you interact with them. Rather than letting ego get in the way and communicating the way YOU prefer, it’s in your best interest to gain an understanding of their values and pet peeves—and adapt your work style accordingly.

Mary Abbajay is the president and founder of Careerstone Group, a professional development consultancy that delivers leading-edge talent and organizational development solutions. A well-known public speaker, organizational consultant, facilitator, and trainer, Mary’s expertise lies in helping clients create dynamic workplaces that foster personal and professional growth. With 20-plus years of leadership experience and business savvy, Mary is a frequent expert contributor to popular media outlets in the Washington, DC area, providing practical leadership and career advice. She is also the author of Managing Up: How to Move Up, Win at Work, and Succeed with Any Type of Boss.

Today, Mary joins Rebecca Linder to discuss Careerstone’s mission around talent and organizational development. She shares the primary theme in her book, Managing Up, explaining how to build trust, communicate well, and adapt to any type of boss. Mary addresses the shifting paradigm of speaking, describing the value of facilitation over the traditional, ‘sage on the stage’ model. Listen in for Mary’s insight on engaging an audience of any size and incorporating gaming to make formal events more engaging.

Topics include:

  • Careerstone Group’s mission around talent and organizational development
  • How Managing Up teaches readers to deal with any type of boss
  • The EQ necessary to build trust and communicate well with different people
  • How to ‘design an alliance’ with clients by learning how they like to work
  • The value of adapting to the client’s work style in the problem-solving process
  • Why the new paradigm of speaking favors facilitation over the ‘sage on the stage’
  • How to engage an audience of any size through questions and pair-share
  • How gaming might be incorporated to make galas more engaging
  • The importance of facilitating events that connect with the organization’s story
  • How to measure success based on social impressions, financial metrics, etc.

 

Mentioned in this podcast:

Organizations

Careerstone Group

Wooly Mammoth Theatre Gala

People

Mary Abbajay

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Mary Abbajay

Mary Abbajay is the president of Careerstone Group, LLC, a full service organizational and leadership development consultancy that delivers leading-edge talent and organizational development solutions to business and government. As a sought-after author, speaker, consultant, and trainer, Mary helps clients develop the strategies, skills and sensibilities needed for success in the 21st century. Her expertise lies in helping clients create dynamic and productive workplaces that foster professional and personal excellence and growth. Mary is a frequent expert contributor for television, radio and print publications in the greater Washington area where she provides practical leadership and career advice. Mary currently serves on the Market President’s Board of BB&T Bank and is a past Chairman of the Board for Leadership Greater Washington. In 2010, Mary was named as one of Washington Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business and was a Smart CEO Brava Award recipient in2017.

Mary is the author of Managing Up: How to Move Up, Win at Work, and Succeed with Any Type of Boss published by Wiley.

Twitter: @maryabbajay
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/mary-abbajay-managingup/
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/maryabbajay
Websites: www.careerstonegroup.com | www.managingupthebook.com

 

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