Be Brave at Work with Ed Evarts

Published:

May 2, 2022

Length:

47:41

About This Episode

What does it mean to be brave at work? Do you look at bravery as a skill that you can develop? This week Ed Evarts joins Timothy R. Clark to discuss what that looks like for leaders and individual contributors to be brave at work. Here are our takeaways: 

Bravery impacts everybody.
We will all have to face tough conversations and situations. Our bravery will impact our job satisfaction, career paths, and the quality of our relationships. Only facing these challenges head on, with bravery, can help us intentionally shape positive outcomes. 

The cost of avoidance is regret.
Regret can be positive if we learn from it. Although we can't eliminate all regret being brave can help us to minimize the amount of regret we carry.

With options we have answers.
Often during trials we don't look at all of our options. When we have options we have opportunity, if we don't have options then we haven't looked at all the potential answers and outcomes. Having uncomfortable conversations can help highlight alternative options.

You can't be brave without the desire to be brave.
If you don't have the motivation to be brave or to speak up then you won't. If those around you don't have the motivation to be brave then they wont. We can increase bravery in ourselves and others when we build strong relationships, practice bravery ourselves, and reward bravery when we see it.

Bravery will never be easy.
When you are in situations of heightened stakes and stress it's still going to be hard to say what needs to be said. You may stumble over your words, you may want to avoid conflict. Bravery isn't easy but it's essential for better outcomes.

About Ed Evarts
Ed Evarts is the founder and  president at Excellius Leadership  Development, a leadership development organization focused on helping clients build their self-awareness on how others  experience them in the workplace so they can manage that experience effectively. 

Ed is the author of Drive Your Career: 9-High Impact Ways to Take  Responsibility for Your Own Success (coming out September 2020) and  Raise Your Visibility & Value: Uncover  the Lost Art of Connecting on the  Job. He is also the host of a weekly podcast, Be Brave @ Work, where he chats with everyday folks and thought leaders on how to say what needs to be said and do what needs to be done more effectively. 
Apple podcast buttonSpotify buttonGoogle podcast buttonAmazon Music button

Where Great Culture Starts

On this week's episode of Culture by Design, Tim and Junior explain the theory behind the name of the podcast. Their claim? Culture is inevitable, and whether yours is a bad one or a good one is up to you. 

Published
November 21, 2022

Navigating Vulnerability at Work

This week's episode is a team favorite, and is definitely worth the listen. Tim and Junior talk about why the workplace is a vulnerable place, what vulnerability is, and why actively rewarding vulnerability matters. Whether you're motivated by making others around you feel comfortable at work, or you want to improve team performance, you should model and reward acts of vulnerability across The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety.

Published
November 14, 2022

Infusing Agility Into the DNA of Your Culture with Marcelino Sanchez - [Rerun]

Rarely do organizations reward leaders for the things they stop doing. We should be excited at the prospect of simplifying processes and getting operational clarity. Clarity in creates speed. How do you create clarity and eliminate the "resistance" to organizational change? In this episode of Culture by Design, Timothy R. Clark interviews Marcelino Sanchez, Managing Principal at Agilityze on how you can infuse agility into the DNA of your culture. Originally published May 23rd, 2022.

Published
November 7, 2022