In this episode, Angee Linsey interviews Chief Communications Officer Marta Newhart. During the conversation they cover topics including what being a leader means to Marta, what she looks for when building future leaders and what it takes to grow your career to the top job in communications.

Marta shares how out thinking, out working (smartly) and having grit are some of the keys to rising above the middle ranks. She knows when her leadership is helping others achieve their career goals when they come looking for more — more opportunity, more ways to make a difference, how to do things better so the organization achieves its goals.

Some of her best advice is about believing you can make a difference, being truly self-aware, and focusing on what matters so that you are spending your time on the right work. When you do that, your team knows what is important and everyone wins.