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BONUS: Making Your Voice Heard with Professor Connson Locke

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The Next Chapter!
With a new year come new goals and resolutions.  We are excited to share our latest plans and new ways we hope to help you better engineer your careers going forward! If you like what you hear, remember to share the podcast with others! And remember to sign-up for our emails and newsletters going forward: Email Signup Social Media Links: https://www.twitter.com/CareerEngineers https://www.facebook.com/CareerEngineeringTeam https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8990751/ Feel free to reach out to us at CareerEngineeringTeam@gmail.com with your insights and topic ideas.
03:55
February 11, 2022
S2 Ep7 - Trust at Work
Think about a person you would do anything for. Why do you feel this way? Well, there’s probably many reasons, but at the top of the list is likely trust. Trust is a complex phenomenon that’s fundamental to our society, but it’s often decided within just seconds of talking to someone. While repeated interactions over time determine our reputation, we sometimes need to build trust quickly, and how we communicate plays a major role in this. Keep listening to learn more about the benefits of trust and the tools that individuals, leaders, and organizations can use to intentionally build trust every day. Remember to leave a review and subscribe if you like what you hear! Social Media Links: https://www.twitter.com/CareerEngineers https://www.facebook.com/CareerEngineeringTeam https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8990751/ Feel free to reach out to us at CareerEngineeringTeam@gmail.com with your insights and topic ideas. Plus, visit our website https://careerengineeringteam.wordpress.com/ for more information.
20:29
December 16, 2021
BONUS: Making Your Voice Heard with Professor Connson Locke
We are beyond excited to bring you our third bonus episode of this season with our latest guest, Connson Locke. Connson Locke is a professor at the London School of Economics where she serves as a Program Director and Instructor in their Management department.  Her first book, Making Your Voice Heard, was just published in March 2021, and it’s chock-full of great tips and research-backed insights that are perfectly aligned with our show’s theme of Communication this season.  In this episode, she shares her research on finding your voice, influencing others, communication styles, and so much more! You can learn more from Connson at https://connsonlocke.com/ and find her book, Making Your Voice Heard, on Amazon or anywhere you look for books. As always, please leave a review and subscribe if you like what you hear! Social Media Links: https://www.twitter.com/CareerEngineers https://www.facebook.com/CareerEngineeringTeam https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8990751/ And feel free to reach out to us at CareerEngineeringTeam@gmail.com with your insights and topic ideas. Plus, visit our website https://careerengineeringteam.wordpress.com/ for more information.
33:22
December 09, 2021
S2 Ep6 - Promoting Yourself in the Workplace
Let’s talk about you.  Specifically, let’s talk about how you talk about yourself and the work you do.  Uncomfortable yet?  Self-promotion is not a skill we all have, and some who think they have it can come off as self-serving jerks.  But it is important that we let others know of our contributions; after all, if we don’t, who will?  In this episode, we dive into why self-promotion is essential to growing careers and the best ways to go about it. Remember to leave a review and subscribe if you like what you hear! Social Media Links:   https://www.twitter.com/CareerEngineers   https://www.facebook.com/CareerEngineeringTeam   https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8990751/   Feel free to reach out to us at CareerEngineeringTeam@gmail.com with your insights and topic ideas. Plus, visit our website https://careerengineeringteam.wordpress.com/ for more information.
20:41
December 02, 2021
S2 Ep5 - Listening: Communication's Second Half
Today we’re discussing the rare superpower possessed by some of the greatest leaders, companies, and coworkers of all time. While we may spend dozens of hours preparing what to say, we often don’t realize that what we’re being told is just as important. Listening is the entire second half of the communication equation, and so in this episode, we’ll dive into how we can learn to strengthen this capability in our toolbox as well. Keep listening to learn how to unlock new insights, create stronger teams and organizations, and develop better relationships all with the often underrated skill of listening. Remember to leave a review and subscribe if you like what you hear!   Social Media Links:  https://www.twitter.com/CareerEngineers  https://www.facebook.com/CareerEngineeringTeam  https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8990751/  Feel free to reach out to us at CareerEngineeringTeam@gmail.com with your insights and topic ideas. Plus, visit our website https://careerengineeringteam.wordpress.com/ for more information.
21:10
November 18, 2021
BONUS: Recruiter Insights on Interviews and Resumes with Matt Chan
For our latest interview, we can't wait to share insights and tips with you all around the employee recruiting process. Matt Chan has over 8 years of experience in Human Resources, with the majority of those years as a recruiter for some of the largest organizations in the world, specializing in IT, financial services, and consulting. We first met Matt at the London School of Economics; in addition to enjoying his friendship and insights, we personally sought out his expertise and opinions throughout our own job searches! He now works in people analytics at a large professional services firm and has a wealth of knowledge regarding what recruiters really want to hear when searching for candidates. In this episode, he shared with us his tips and insights on interviews, resumes, and more.  Enjoy! As always, please leave a review and subscribe if you like what you hear! Social Media Links: https://www.twitter.com/CareerEngineers https://www.facebook.com/CareerEngineeringTeam https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8990751/ And feel free to reach out to us at CareerEngineeringTeam@gmail.com with your insights and topic ideas. Plus, visit our website https://careerengineeringteam.wordpress.com/ for more information.
39:19
November 11, 2021
S2 Ep4 - Public Speaking
We all know the feeling… sweaty palms, racing heartbeat, and complete and total dread as you stand there like a deer in the highlights with all eyes on you! Yep, you guessed it, today we’re talking about one of people’s highest rated fears-- public speaking! Whether it’s to an audience of 2 or 2,000, public speaking can be intimidating and actually triggers some important psychological responses we need to be aware of to help us control them. Listen in to learn how to master your anxieties and craft your message so you can present with confidence, power and persuasion!  Remember to leave a review and subscribe if you like what you hear!  Social Media Links:  https://www.twitter.com/CareerEngineers  https://www.facebook.com/CareerEngineeringTeam  https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8990751/  Feel free to reach out to us at CareerEngineeringTeam@gmail.com with your insights and topic ideas. Plus, visit our website https://careerengineeringteam.wordpress.com/ for more information.
17:56
November 04, 2021
S2 Ep3 - Storytelling's Role in the Workplace
Have you ever had a presentation fall flat at work? Or watched people’s eyes glaze over as you told them about your recent vacation? Today's episode discusses how to avoid these situations with an often underappreciated part of human psychology-- the power of storytelling. Listen in to learn how to better communicate your ideas at work so that they’re more than just shared, they’re truly understood and remembered. Remember to leave a review and subscribe if you like what you hear!  Social Media Links:  https://www.twitter.com/CareerEngineers  https://www.facebook.com/CareerEngineeringTeam  https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8990751/  Feel free to reach out to us at CareerEngineeringTeam@gmail.com with your insights and topic ideas. Plus, visit our website https://careerengineeringteam.wordpress.com/ for more information.
18:23
October 21, 2021
BONUS: Networking and Career Growth with Arnold Morales
Today, we are excited to bring you the first of this season’s bonus episodes where we bring on a guest to talk about key communication principles. In this episode, we are excited to speak with Arnold Morales, an experienced engineering career coach and founder of Non-Traditional College Success, a non-profit organization targeted at helping students with non-traditional backgrounds achieve professional success. He’s a specialist in helping early career professionals develop their personal brand, network, and land their dream jobs. With our focus on Communication this season, we thought it would be helpful to zoom in on some of the most critical communications to our careers-- those with recruiters, companies, and in building our networks. We hope you learn as much as we did from the discussion! You can connect with Arnold at https://www.linkedin.com/in/arnoldtheengineer/ and learn more about his non-profit at https://linktr.ee/Nontraditional. As always, please leave a review and subscribe if you like what you hear!   Social Media Links:   https://www.twitter.com/CareerEngineers   https://www.facebook.com/CareerEngineeringTeam   https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8990751/   And feel free to reach out to us at CareerEngineeringTeam@gmail.com with your insights and topic ideas. Plus, visit our website https://careerengineeringteam.wordpress.com/ for more information.
41:31
October 14, 2021
S2 Ep2 - Art & Science of Networking
It is time to talk about networking! Whether you have enjoyed networking in the past or if the word brings nothing but fear, it is an important aspect of career building for us all.  So what is networking exactly?  And what really matters?  Stay tuned to this episode where we discuss the Why and How of Networking. Remember to leave a review and subscribe if you like what you hear!  Social Media Links:  https://www.twitter.com/CareerEngineers  https://www.facebook.com/CareerEngineeringTeam  https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8990751/  Feel free to reach out to us at CareerEngineeringTeam@gmail.com with your insights and topic ideas. Plus, visit our website https://careerengineeringteam.wordpress.com/ for more information.
13:56
October 07, 2021
S2 Ep1 - Communication Styles in the Workplace
Have you ever offended someone with your tone? Or totally misunderstood what a person meant because of the way they said something? We all know how a misplaced pause or overly energetic opinion can spell disaster in certain situations at work. Keep listening to today’s episode to improve the effectiveness of your communication at work, by exploring our own communication styles and learning how to best adapt so that you can better persuade, negotiate, lead (and more!) day-to-day. Remember to leave a review and subscribe if you like what you hear!  Social Media Links:  https://www.twitter.com/CareerEngineers  https://www.facebook.com/CareerEngineeringTeam  https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8990751/  Feel free to reach out to us at CareerEngineeringTeam@gmail.com with your insights and topic ideas. Plus, visit our website https://careerengineeringteam.wordpress.com/ for more information.
16:08
September 23, 2021
S2 Ep 0 - Season 2 Intro!
We are back! Season 2 is here, and the focus of this season is Communication. Each episode will dive into different areas of work life where communication is key and the skills and knowledge we need to be better communicators. And this season, we will sprinkle in a monthly interview to add to the conversation! We hope you enjoy this kickoff episode, remember to leave a review and subscribe if you like what you hear!  Social Media Links:  https://www.twitter.com/CareerEngineers  https://www.facebook.com/CareerEngineeringTeam  https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8990751/  Feel free to reach out to us at CareerEngineeringTeam@gmail.com with your insights and topic ideas. Plus, visit our website https://careerengineeringteam.wordpress.com/ for more information.
11:22
September 16, 2021
Ep14 - Proactivity in the Workplace
Organizations want proactive employees, but what exactly is proactivity? And how do we encourage it? Plus, are there times when it isn’t so desirable? Stay tuned to this Season Finale episode of the Career Engineering podcast where we discuss what proactivity at work looks like. Thank you all for your support through our first season, we will be back soon as we look forward to continuing our journey with you! Remember to leave a review and subscribe if you like what you hear!  Social Media Links:  https://www.twitter.com/CareerEngineers  https://www.facebook.com/CareerEngineeringTeam  https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8990751/  Feel free to reach out to us at CareerEngineeringTeam@gmail.com with your insights and topic ideas. Plus, visit our website https://careerengineeringteam.wordpress.com/ for more information.
14:29
June 24, 2021
Ep13 - Personality at Work
Did you know that personality tests are a 2-Billion Dollar industry! In fact, over 2 million people took the Myers-Briggs assessment alone last year. This, among many other tests in the market today, can come with the hope or expectation that by helping us understand ourselves or the personalities of others, we’ll be more successful in our lives and in our careers. So, is this investment worth it? Are personality tests a helpful tool for the workplace? And, are there some circumstances under which they might actually be counterproductive? Keep listening as we dig into this topic today on the Career Engineering podcast! Remember to leave a review and subscribe if you like what you hear!  Social Media Links:  https://www.twitter.com/CareerEngineers  https://www.facebook.com/CareerEngineeringTeam  https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8990751/  Feel free to reach out to us at CareerEngineeringTeam@gmail.com with your insights and topic ideas. Plus, visit our website https://careerengineeringteam.wordpress.com/ for more information.
17:59
June 10, 2021
Ep12 - Biases in Decision Making
Why is making good decisions so difficult? What shortcuts do our minds take that prevent us from seeing better options? Are there tricks and procedures we can put in place to help us make better decisions? On this episode of the Career Engineering podcast, we discuss common biases and errors in the decision-making process that may affect you in your career. Remember to leave a review and subscribe if you like what you hear!  Social Media Links:  https://www.twitter.com/CareerEngineers  https://www.facebook.com/CareerEngineeringTeam  https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8990751/  Feel free to reach out to us at CareerEngineeringTeam@gmail.com with your insights and topic ideas. Plus, visit our website https://careerengineeringteam.wordpress.com/ for more information.
14:39
May 27, 2021
Ep11 - Conflict at Work
Do you try to avoid conflict at work at all costs? Or do you brazenly throw out your opinions with little regard to how they land? If we do things right, can we avoid conflict all together? And if not, what are the best ways to deal with it? On this episode of the Career Engineering podcast, we discuss ways to handle conflict in the workplace. Remember to leave a review and subscribe if you like what you hear! Social Media Links: https://www.twitter.com/CareerEngineers https://www.facebook.com/CareerEngineeringTeam https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8990751/ Feel free to reach out to us at CareerEngineeringTeam@gmail.com with your insights and topic ideas. Plus, visit our website https://careerengineeringteam.wordpress.com/ for more information.
18:11
May 13, 2021
Ep10 - Prototypes of Leaders
Do the same traits that help people rise to the top also result in them being successful leaders?  Why do we tend to imagine a certain ‘ideal’ leader, and why do leaders who fit that description sometimes still fail?  On this episode of the Career Engineering podcast, we discuss how leaders emerge in the workplace. Remember to leave a review and subscribe if you like what you hear! Social Media Links: https://www.twitter.com/CareerEngineers https://www.facebook.com/CareerEngineeringTeam https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8990751/ Feel free to reach out to us at CareerEngineeringTeam@gmail.com with your insights and topic ideas.  Plus, visit our website https://careerengineeringteam.wordpress.com/ for more information.
13:24
April 29, 2021
Ep9 - Psychological Ownership
Have you ever cared so much about something it felt like it was a part of you? Do you know of projects or areas of sensitivity for your coworkers that you try to avoid addressing so that they won’t get defensive? Today, we explore the concept of psychological ownership and how it can affect employees’ engagement and reactions to changes at work.   Remember to leave a review and subscribe if you like what you hear! Social Media Links: https://www.twitter.com/CareerEngineers https://www.facebook.com/CareerEngineeringTeam https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8990751/ Feel free to reach out to us at CareerEngineeringTeam@gmail.com with your insights and topic ideas.  Plus, visit our website https://careerengineeringteam.wordpress.com/ for more information.
15:11
April 15, 2021
Ep8 - Why Do Employees Leave?
Are managers and organizations powerless to stop employees from wanting to leave? How do you identify employees who might have one foot out the door? Is simple dissatisfaction the root cause or is there more to it? In this episode of the Career Engineering podcast, we will discuss what causes employee retention and turnover. Remember to leave a review and subscribe if you like what you hear! Social Media Links: https://www.twitter.com/CareerEngineers https://www.facebook.com/CareerEngineeringTeam https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8990751/ Feel free to reach out to us at CareerEngineeringTeam@gmail.com with your insights and topic ideas.  Plus, visit our website https://careerengineeringteam.wordpress.com/ for more information.
13:38
April 01, 2021
Ep7 - Office Politics
Do you enjoy the politics of work or do you think it’s better for you and your career to stay “above it all?” If you’ve ever had to try to get support for an idea or competed for a new role, you’ve likely seen politics at play at work. But, are these politics healthy in organizations? Is the ideal team one without any politicking at all? Keep listening to today’s episode of the Career Engineering podcast to find out as we dive into the always-controversial topic of workplace politics! Remember to leave a review and subscribe if you like what you hear! Social Media Links: https://www.twitter.com/CareerEngineers https://www.facebook.com/CareerEngineeringTeam https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8990751/ Feel free to reach out to us at CareerEngineeringTeam@gmail.com with your insights and topic ideas.  Plus, visit our website https://careerengineeringteam.wordpress.com/ for more information.
15:27
March 18, 2021
Ep6 - Power & Influence
Would you like to have a better understanding of the role Power plays in the workplace? Do you have questions about how you might Influence others’ decisions? Or perhaps you are curious what tools are available to help you be more influential. Tune in to this episode where we will discuss Power & Influence at work. Remember to leave a review and subscribe if you like what you hear!  Social Media Links: https://www.twitter.com/CareerEngineers https://www.facebook.com/CareerEngineeringTeam https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8990751/ Feel free to reach out to us at CareerEngineeringTeam@gmail.com with your insights and topic ideas.  Plus, visit our website https://careerengineeringteam.wordpress.com/ for more information.
15:18
March 04, 2021
Ep5 - Leader-Member Exchange
Have you had a manager you loved and would do anything for? Or, do you dodge IM’s from your leader and dream of moving to another team? The difference in these cases isn’t just personality, and it goes beyond how well your manager is trained in leadership.  Tune in to this episode where we will try to understand what really underpins these critical relationships between leaders and followers at work. Remember to leave a review and subscribe if you like what you hear! Doing so helps others find us... and will give you something to talk about on your next Zoom call. Social Media Links: https://www.twitter.com/CareerEngineers https://www.facebook.com/CareerEngineeringTeam https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8990751/ Feel free to reach out to us at CareerEngineeringTeam@gmail.com with your insights and topic ideas.  Plus, visit our website https://careerengineeringteam.wordpress.com/ for more information.
15:21
February 18, 2021
Ep4 - Factors of Performance
Have you ever wondered why a coworker with a ton of knowledge and ability still fails to achieve great results? Do you have questions about what factors besides someone’s talent and ability affect their overall performance? Stay tuned to this episode of the Career Engineering Podcast where we will discuss a common three-factor approach to understanding performance at work. Remember to leave a review and subscribe if you like what you hear! Doing so helps others find us... and will give you something to talk about on your next Zoom call.  Social Media Links: https://www.twitter.com/CareerEngineers https://www.facebook.com/CareerEngineeringTeam https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8990751/ Feel free to reach out to us at CareerEngineeringTeam@gmail.com with your insights and topic ideas.  Plus, visit our website https://careerengineeringteam.wordpress.com/ for more information. ---  Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/careerengineering/support
13:01
February 05, 2021
Ep3 - Workplace Fit
When we apply for a job, we often do so based on only a short job description and a few interactions with recruiters. It can be an intimidating proposition—we want to make sure we can fulfill all the responsibilities of the job and find a role that will meet our many, varied personal expectations. So, how can we find a good “fit” between our careers and our personal goals? Is it even possible? And if so, what happens if we find that we’re a good fit for a job, but not for a company? Or, if we feel like our job isn’t a good fit for us, but we can’t leave? We’ll dive into these topics and more on this episode of the Career Engineering Podcast. Remember to leave a review and subscribe if you like what you hear. Social Media Links: https://www.twitter.com/CareerEngineers https://www.facebook.com/CareerEngineeringTeam https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8990751/ Feel free to reach out to us at CareerEngineeringTeam@gmail.com with your insights and topic ideas.  Plus, visit our website https://careerengineeringteam.wordpress.com/ for more information.
13:19
January 21, 2021
Ep2 - Unspoken Expectations
Have you had experiences at work where you feel like unspoken promises or expectations were not fulfilled? Have you been frustrated by a new job not being what you expected? In this episode of the Career Engineering Podcast, we will discuss unspoken psychological contracts at work! Remember to leave a review and subscribe if you like what you hear. Social Media Links: https://www.twitter.com/CareerEngineers https://www.facebook.com/CareerEngineeringTeam https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8990751/ Feel free to reach out to us at CareerEngineeringTeam@gmail.com with your insights and topic ideas.  Plus, visit our website https://careerengineeringteam.wordpress.com/ for more information.
15:40
January 14, 2021
Ep1 - Relationships at Work
Ever wondered why someone might be more willing to help one coworker over another? Do you want to understand if or why relationships matter at work? In this episode of the Career Engineering Podcast we will discuss the importance of relationships at work! Remember to leave a review and subscribe if you like what you hear. Social Media Links: https://www.twitter.com/CareerEngineers https://www.facebook.com/CareerEngineeringTeam https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8990751/ Feel free to reach out to us at CareerEngineeringTeam@gmail.com with your insights and topic ideas.  Plus, visit our website https://careerengineeringteam.wordpress.com/ for more information.
16:53
January 06, 2021
Ep0 - Introducing the Career Engineering Podcast
Welcome to the Career Engineering Podcast.  In this trailer episode, we introduce ourselves and what this podcast is all about. Social Media Links: https://www.twitter.com/CareerEngineers https://www.facebook.com/CareerEngineeringTeam https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8990751/ Feel free to reach out to us at CareerEngineeringTeam@gmail.com with your insights and topic ideas.  Plus, visit our website https://careerengineeringteam.wordpress.com/ for more information.
06:44
January 03, 2021