Leadership Caffeine™ Podcast-Getting Ahead with Joel Garfinkle

Cover art for Leadership Caffeine PodcastFor many of us, the idea of “self promotion” is uncomfortable. The concept conjures images and memories of famous a**-kissers we’ve known and not liked, and many of us firmly believe that our work speaks for itself.

Unfortunately, good work alone is not always enough to stand-out from the crowd. In a noisy, competitive workplace, where others choose us for big projects and new opportunities, finding a way to stand-out…while not becoming one of those aforementioned obnoxious characters, is a fact of life.

Joel Garfinkle, a leading executive coach, speaker and author, offers some excellent and practical guidance for all of us on this important but awkward topic in his latest book, Getting Ahead-Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level.

Joel through his book and this fun and engaging interview, helps us focus in on three key areas: perception, visibility and influence (PVI), in pursuit of getting noticed, building a strong value proposition/brand and extending our reach and impact. Learning the PVI model is worth the price of admission both to the podcast and this extremely helpful and engaging book. Enjoy!

About Joel Garfinkle:

Joel Garfinkle helps his executive and corporate coaching clients become effective and influential business leaders. He helps them achieve career advancement, gain promotions, and earn the respect of upper management by proving themselves to be highly capable leaders. You can learn more about Joel, his services and other books and resources by visiting his website.

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Art Petty is a Chicago-based management consultant focusing on strategy and leadership development. Art regularly speaks on innovation in management and leadership, and his work is reflected in two books, including the recent, Leadership Caffeine-Ideas to Energize Your Professional Development. (download a free excerpt at Art’s facebook page.)

Art publishes regularly at The Management Excellence blog at https://artpetty.com/blog/

Prior to his solo career, Art spent 20+ years leading marketing sales and business units in systems and software organizations around the globe. You can follow Art on twitter: @artpetty and he can be reached via e-mail at [email protected]

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About the Author:

Art Petty is a coach, speaker and workshop presenter focusing on helping professionals and organizations learn to survive and thrive in an era of change. When he is not speaking, Art serves senior executives, business owners and high potential professionals as a coach and strategy advisor. Additionally, Art’s books are widely used in leadership development programs. To learn more or discuss a challenge, contact Art.


  1. Philip Wolfe May 7, 2012 at 8:56 am - Reply


    Very interesting podcast about career advancement, and self-promotion.

    Do you know if Joel Garfinkle’s book provides insight into visibility while working in virtual offices, or in a “satellite” office? In today’s working environment, there are countless people that one interacts with on a daily basis, but may never see them face-to-face.



    • joel garfinkle May 7, 2012 at 12:03 pm - Reply

      HI Phil,

      Thanks for the question. Virtual offices are extremely common today. The points made in my book on visibility can be easily translated to your office situations, even if it’s a “satellite” office.

      • Art Petty May 7, 2012 at 12:05 pm - Reply

        Joel, thanks for jumping in…you beat me to the punch. Having lived the virtual existence, I do wonder if there is an opportunity here for some more specific guidance. It’s prompting some blog post ideas! Phil, do you have any suggestions based on your experience? -Art

        • Philip Wolfe May 7, 2012 at 1:13 pm - Reply

          During the past 5-7 years our officers have made themselves available during their quarterly updates by visiting some of the larger populated office buildings around the USA. Ironically, there is such meeting tomorrow about 25 miles from my office. Although it is not convenient, I will attend the meeting and participate, but it is not the personal face time referenced in the podcast with Joel. I will be in an auditorium with about 100 other managers. So it is not ideal, but it is the best that I will be able to do.

          Unfortunately, even these non-optimal chances do not occur very often. Therefore, for so many of us virtual employees, conference calls are our best method of promoting ourselves. Active participation is the key…which means eliminating multi-tasking COMPLETELY (as difficult as that is). Too often while multi-tasking I miss key statements, and I’m sure I’m not that unique.


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