Roger Grannis on Investing in Yourself and Taking the Right Job

Investing in Yourself and Taking the Right Job

 

roger-grannis-2015-150In this episode of Impact Teams Radio, Implementation Rabbi Tony Sherman interviews guest Roger Grannis. Roger is a well known speaker, instructor, and communications trainer. He likes bringing out the best in people and knows how to make them shine, whether on the stage, across the meeting table, or over the phone. Roger has the ability to help others convert complicated, technological ideas into clear, workable intelligence, has assisted a large number of sales and technological professionals link with leads and close business.

In this episode of Impact Teams Radio, Tony Sherman and Roger Grannis talk about committing to developing your skills to move up the career ladder. Roger explains that when looking for a company to work for, not only do you have to make sure that you have the right skills for the job, but you also have to ask yourself, is it a cultural fit? He says that from a working perspective, ensuring that you fit in the company’s culture can reduce friction and reduce confusion as well. Sometimes though, cultures change and that would be a good time to ask yourself if you are still fitting in properly with the company and if you are also headed in the right direction. If you do however reach this point, what Roger suggests is hire a coach to help you. Just make sure that the individual provides high impact coaching. There are also professional services consultants that can help you.

Roger also explains that what is being done right now by people is that they take time off to think about where they are headed. He says that it is a good and free way to collect your thoughts and determine where you want to be and what you want to do. Roger also talks about how professional services companies look for people that are very interested and motivated to work for them. Listen to this week’s episode of Impact Teams Radio as Implementation Rabbi Tony Sherman and Roger Grannis talk about investing in yourself and taking the right job.

Roger Grannis on Investing in Yourself and Taking the Right Job Show Notes

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In this episode of Impact Teams Radio, Implementation Rabbi Tony Sherman interviews guest Roger Grannis. Roger is a well known speaker, instructor, and communications trainer. He likes bringing out the best in people and knows how to make them shine, whether on the stage, across the meeting table, or over the phone.

 

Roger Grannis on Investing in Yourself and Taking the Right Job

 

Introduction of Episode

 

1:06 – Tony introduces Roger.

1:50 – Roger talks about his background.

3:10 – Roger shares his stint with a multi-million dollar company, Gartner.

4:42 – Roger shares his experience when he felt that he wasn’t a good fit to a company anymore and how he handled it.

5:18 – “Just because something fits you know doesn’t mean it will in 5 years time.”

6:00 – Tony and Roger talk about taking charge of your own career.

9:10 – Roger shares the tools and techniques he used when he underwent his own “career audit “.

12:43 – Roger shares a major loss of his career that helped him develop as a leader.

16:10 – “You need to be confident about what your strengths are.”

16:41 – Roger shares how he developed his leadership skills.

16:52 – “In corporate America, there is a lack of good mentors.”

20:12 – Taking ownership of your career path.

21:40 – Episode Closing