small steps

111: Adrian Granzella Larssen on Small Steps

small stepsAdrian Granzella Larssen is editor-in-chief of The Muse, a career platform that helps millions of people find and succeed at their dream job. A nationally recognized career expert, she helps Millennials navigate career changes and job searching in the digital world. She has been featured in Forbes, Inc., Real Simple, Money, Fox TV, and MSNBC.

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Playing Small Moment

Adrian played small from the very beginning. She took her first job right out of college, just to have a job. Though she learned a lot from that job, it wasn’t exactly what she wanted to pursue.

The Wake Up Call

Adrian had a great job and worked with great people, but realized that her 16 year old self would be totally bummed about who she had become.

Style of Leadership

Adrian only hires people she can really trust and believe in.

What Are You Excited About?

Adrian is excited about Coach Connect, which launched last year. Coach Connect is a place where you can book time with coaches to enhance your skills, improve your launch and acquire new strategies.

Leadership Practice

Spending time with people outside of her team helps Adrian get a broader look of the company she works for.

Book to Develop Leadership

The Five Dysfunctions of A Team, by Patrick Lencioni

Advice For Younger Self

Adrian would tell herself that you don’t have to have it all figured out by the time you graduate, or ever. You have to keep moving forward, but not in the same direction.

Inspirational Quote

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” ~ Adrian Granzella Larssen

Interview Links

Twitter: @adriangranzella

Instagram: @adriangranzella

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