Say It Skillfully® – Winning Job Search, Title/Skills Mismatch?
November 16, 2021
Hosted by Molly Tschang
Say It Skillfully® is a show that helps you to benefit from Molly Tschang’s expert guidance on the best possible ways to speak your mind at work in a positive and productive manner. In Episode 106, Molly’s first caller, Jeff, is in the midst of a job search. With strong skills and experience, he’s finding that potential employers have a hard time identifying a specific fit for his wide array of capabilities. They talk about the imperative of first articulating his own purpose, and clarifying his key criteria not only for a role, but also identifying appropriate industry sectors. They also cover the importance of networking and leveraging trusted relationships and of staying positive throughout the process. Next, Andrew is in the early days of a new job in a new organization with loads of complexity. In particular, he asks about how to approach a team member whose job title and activities don’t seem aligned. He senses the person isn’t so growth oriented, and we talk through the importance of direct dialogue with this team member to get on the same page. Molly and Andrew discuss how essential it is for him to be clear on his aims for the conversation, and the criticality of his own “energy” in a successful interaction. Plus, integrating “work-life” in these early drink-from-the-firehose days is also top of mind (20:15). Finally, Emmanuel, a scrum master, is keen for his team to be even more collaborative, and Molly offers one way for him to engage his colleagues for an answer (46:20). Join the show to unpack these challenges and learn how to navigate work while being invaluable and true to yourself.
Say It Skillfully®
Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time/11 AM Eastern Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel
Molly Tschang's Say It Skillfully® is a show that helps you benefit from Molly's guidance on the best possible ways to speak your mind at work in a positive and productive manner. She helps everyone from CEOs to interns to recognize that we are all both part of the problem as well as the solution, and that the path to solving any problem is to say what needs to be said.
Molly is a rare breed: tough enough to advise CEOs and company boards, but empathetic enough to understand the human costs of not allowing talent to shine. She has helped dozens of management teams navigate the human after-effects of mergers and acquisitions, and her show brings her expert guidance to a wider audience.
Say It Skillfully® every Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time/11 AM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.
Molly Tschang helps her clients' organizations gain the skills to Win As One, which most other companies never even try to do. She starts at the top, guiding management to commit to each other’s success and lead as one cohesive unit.
Molly is Founder and CEO of Abella Consulting, a New York-based leadership development and business advisory consultancy that helps senior leaders cultivate the collaborative capacity to elevate individual, team and organizational performance resulting in accelerated sustained, profitable growth. She created and hosts the “Say It Skillfully®” video series on LinkedIn, making it easier for all members of an organization to say what needs to be said in a constructive and productive manner.
Prior to launching Abella, Molly held executive leadership positions at Cisco Systems and U.S. Filter, where she led the integration of over 80 acquisitions. She holds a BS in chemical engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from UCLA. In 2017, Molly was selected from among 12,000 applicants to be a protégé of Marshall Goldsmith through his 100 Coaches initiative. In her downtime, she enjoys tennis, yoga and cooking with family and friends.