Using an Investigative Approach to Establish a Relationship With Your Manager with Marissa Homere

May 23, 2023
Career Development | Leadership | Sales | Taking the Lead

Episode Summary

In the Taking the Lead podcast episode “Using an investigative approach to establish a relationship with your manager with Marissa Homere,” host Christina Brady discusses with Marissa Homere, the VP of Marketing at Irwin, the importance of an investigative approach in establishing relationships with managers. Homere, who transitioned from various roles to her current position, shares her insights on communication, relationship-building, and influence.

She emphasizes the importance of understanding the motivations and reactions of others to your work. Homere also discusses the concept of discovery in managing up as an individual contributor, and how understanding what motivates others can help you communicate more effectively. She shares her perspective on how being considerate is the highest form of influence, and how it can impact your relationships at work.

The episode offers valuable insights into the importance of an investigative approach in establishing relationships with managers, the role of discovery in managing up, and the significance of being considerate. It also highlights the importance of understanding the motivations and reactions of others to your work, and how this understanding can help you communicate more effectively and influence others.

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