Regardless of your age or the tenure of your career, your organization and industry is changing at an exponential rate. Head-spinning advances in technology, endless bottom-line financial pressures, growing networks of global economies, and changing demographics are significantly impacting your experience in your workplace.
In the winter of 2006, I experienced a change that impacted my career and I, like so many of my colleagues, unexpectedly found myself alone and vulnerable. The change for me came in the form of a new boss, who within minutes of meeting me, looked at me and said “I don’t hear a lot about Ed Evarts in this organization.” Until this time, I considered myself a well-performing, highly regarded contributor in my organization. I had received “exceeds expectations” performance appraisals. I was well known and I thought I had a great reputation. People liked me!
During my time in transition, I quickly discovered that networking was no longer enough. In today’s active and busy workplaces, individuals need to seek ways to raise their visibility that includes a vast number of additional activities in addition to networking. I also discovered that getting an “exceeds expectations” on my performance appraisal was no longer enough. Individuals like me needed to find ways to add value to the financial aspects that are important to my organization. Value is becoming the new corporate currency!
Raise Your Visibility and Value explores the changing organizational and industry environment where networking and performance appraisals are slowly being replaced with visibility and value. Discover the seven visibility accelerators and uncover new and exciting ways to increase your engagement and productivity in your workplace and your visibility and value in your industry.
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About the Author
Ed also coaches international executives in the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School. In his former role as President of the New England Chapter of the International Coach Federation (ICF), Ed was deeply involved in advancing the coaching profession and serving as a non-profit leader.
Ed has held leadership roles at Iron Mountain, the (former) Federated Department Stores, and the (former) May Department Stores. As a coach and as a human resources executive, he has supported leaders at all levels of an organization, in a variety of high-impact business areas including account management, engineering, finance, human resources, information technology, legal, marketing, product development, product management, operations, and sales.
Known for his business acumen, his ability to resolve complex human relations issues, and his genuine and responsive style, Ed has partnered with many managers, leaders and business teams to explore clarity and communication, and traverse conflict and change.
He holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas and received a Certificate in Applied Project Management from Boston University. His 360° certifications include the Hogan Assessments, Benchmarks from the Center for Creative Leadership, the Leadership Versatility Index, and Lominger's Voices. Ed is a qualified administrator of the EQi 2.0 Emotional Intelligence assessment, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator instrument, and the FIRO-B Interpersonal Orientation assessment.
He is a Professional Certified Coach with the ICF and a Board Certified Coach with the Center for Credentialing and Education. Ed is also a volunteer coach for the Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Program (CLTP) at Babson College.