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Over the past 25 years in high tech personnel leadership, Ethan Evans has learned a lot about what it takes to succeed, culminating in 13 years of successful product launches at Amazon and Twitch. Now, using the Twitch medium he helped grow, Ethan seeks to share what he has learned leveraging the new interactive medium. If you are interested in improving your skills, yourself, and your career, join our live stream. Submit your own questions, anonymously if you like, and vote on which of the questions of others Ethan and his guests should address. The views expressed here are Ethan's opinions and do not represent Amazon or Twitch.

Over the past 25 years in high tech personnel leadership, Ethan Evans has learned a lot about what it takes to succeed, culminating in 13 years of successful product launches at Amazon and Twitch. Now, using the Twitch medium he helped grow, Ethan seeks to share what he has learned leveraging the new interactive medium. If you are interested in improving your skills, yourself, and your career, join our live stream. Submit your own questions, anonymously if you like, and vote on which of the questions of others Ethan and his guests should address. The views expressed here are Ethan's opinions and do not represent Amazon or Twitch.
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Over the past 25 years in high tech personnel leadership, Ethan Evans has learned a lot about what it takes to succeed, culminating in 13 years of successful product launches at Amazon and Twitch. Now, using the Twitch medium he helped grow, Ethan seeks to share what he has learned leveraging the new interactive medium. If you are interested in improving your skills, yourself, and your career, join our live stream. Submit your own questions, anonymously if you like, and vote on which of the questions of others Ethan and his guests should address. The views expressed here are Ethan's opinions and do not represent Amazon or Twitch.

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Episodes

Finding and Getting the Most from a Mentor

5/14/2019
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Some of the most basic career advice is to have a good mentor. But what makes a good mentor? How do you get a successful leader to take time to invest in you? How do you get that unattainable famous person to even respond to you? How are sponsors and coaches the same and different from mentors? Once you have the mentor you want, how do you get value from the relationship?

Duration:01:10:09

4 Steps to Fast Career Growth

5/8/2019
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The EZ Coach discusses the Four Steps to Fast Career Growth. This pattern is used in Amazon and in any reasonable environment is nearly foolproof. The steps are simple, but not always easy. Ethan Evans covers what makes them work as well as how to adjust them to your specific circumstances. If you feel like your are stuck in your career or simply moving more slowly than you want, listen to this discussion and join us for our live interactive stream to ask questions about each of our topics.

Duration:01:08:18

Careers at Startups versus Large Companies

5/1/2019
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Contemplating a move to a startup, or wondering how you would fit in at a very larger company? Special guest Ameesh Paleja, Founder of Atom Tickets, joined us for a live discussion of the unique skill requirements and challenges of both environments. We draw on our combined 40+ years of experiences covering the range from founding your own startup all the way through working at Earth’s Largest Store. We talked about how to figure out which environment fits you best and how to grow the...

Duration:01:01:25

Working Well with Executives

4/1/2019
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Has a Director, VP, or CEO ever made you nervous? Have they seemed abrupt, absent minded, or even mean? Come join The EZ Coach, a practicing executive, for an explanation of all of these behaviors and the reasons behind them. Learn how to navigate the fears and pressures of executive interactions to get your project approved or even to present bad news with good acceptance. Join other executives in our chat and hear their opinions. Get your most pressing questions answered and get on the...

Duration:01:04:18

So you want to be a Manager?

3/25/2019
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What to think about before becoming a manager and how to succeed in becoming a good one. Are you considering management? Or have you found yourself thrust into a leadership role, perhaps due to an open role, a departure, or an obvious gap? The truth is, almost no one is trained as a personnel manager before becoming one. Instead, we learn on the job, perhaps assisted by a few remedial courses provided long after the fact by the HR department. How can you know if it is the right thing for...

Duration:01:14:19

How Should I Choose My Next Role, Company, or Job?

2/25/2019
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You don’t like your job and you want out. You want to find a new role in your company. But change can be scary. Maybe the devil you know is better than where you will wind up? Learn how to plan for the position you want and go land it. Discuss the many factors in a new role. Learn how to discover what will really satisfy you. “Never run from something; run to something.” Unpack this advice and understand how to know you are following it. Ask The EZ Coach about these topics and more. Hear...

Duration:01:04:43

How Can I Get the Most from Feedback and Performance Reviews?

2/19/2019
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Have you ever been shocked by unexpected feedback or a poor review and struggled with how to respond? Have you had your performance review and walked out wondering exactly what it meant? Performance reviews influence your salary, your promotion potential, and your access to new roles. Feedback is your lifeline to discovering and addressing your blind spots, but can be painful and disturbing to hear. How you prepare for and respond to your performance review, or how you take feedback, can...

Duration:01:00:52