Category: Leadership + Management

Opportunity Management: How Top Sales Managers Help Reps Reach Goals

Sales managers of top-performing groups already know this secret. Do you?

Manage Smarter 49: Startups, Smarts and Managing to Success

A self-proclaimed CEO and janitor, Drew Rhodes became the cofounder of Aletheia Digital with his two partners in April of 2017. Prior to joining Aletheia Digital, Drew worked at Sagamore Hill Broadcasting as its Regional Director where he successfully directed the station group including two start up television stations in Lake Charles, LA and Watertown, NY. In episode 49, we discuss: the differences between managing a startup vs an established, corporate entity; ways to get higher engagement among managers, your team within the startup environment; and managing for a ‘lean and mean’ work environment.

Seven Myths of Effective Teams

There is a surprising amount of misinformation and assumptions out there about effective teamwork and creating and maintaining an effective team. Leaders who believe these myths can actually hamper team cohesion.

How To Manage The Employees Who Cry

No manager wants to emulate the character George Clooney famously portrayed in the movie, Up In The Air. But, you do need to be able to stay focused when a team member you’re managing starts crying.

Are You Making These Videoconferencing Mistakes?

Video conferencing is almost as good as being there – except not. If you’re trying to run a larger meeting with videoconferencing tools, you need to master a few rules of engagement.

Manage Smarter 48: Mental Health and Managing

Kristie Knights is a psychotherapist in private practice and a keynote speaker in suicide prevention and awareness. She provides assessment, education, and strategies to C-Level organizations, including C-Suite Executives in Psychological Health and Safety Management. In episode 48, we discuss: the huge jump in C-Suite suicide rates since 2010, domestic violence, PTSD and other struggles, signs to look for to recognize a colleague is in distress and how to approach and talk to a colleague you think may be in crisis.

Why You and Your Team Should Build Relationships Through Social Media

Is it time to refresh your management style? Maybe so – especially if you rose  in your company’s ranks a while ago.

Have You Set A Goldilocks Point For Your Team?

You and your team members probably think that technology is helping you multitask and work more efficiently, but that’s not always the case. Have you ever wondered if there is a Goldilocks point – a perfect balance between being always connected and working alone?

Is The Top Candidate for Your Leadership Position a Narcissist?

Narcissist CEOs are often admired. That doesn’t mean your company culture will benefit if you hire a leader with narcissist tendencies.

How to Rally Your Team Around Values That Unite You

We’re entering the season of Thanksgiving, a time of year when we remind ourselves to be grateful. You can also show your employees that there is more that unites than divides you.

How To Retain Key Employees in The New Year

It’s that holiday time of the year. I’m not talking about how to hire help in advance of the busy season. This post is about how to stop the exodus of employees that happens after the new calendar year starts.

Manage Smarter 47: The 4 Commitments of a Winning Team

Mark Eaton is a 7’4″ NBA All-Star, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and author. He is passionate about sharing his teamwork message and has spoken to many world-class organizations. His book, The Four Commitments of a Winning Team, is a blend between his intriguing personal story and his principles for team building. Even if you don’t follow professional basketball, we’re certain you will enjoy it.

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