Category: Leadership + Management

Is Your Praising Style Helping or Hurting Your Team Members?

You’ve heard this one before: it’s important to praise employees for a job well done. In fact, positive reinforcement does much more to motivate a team member than negative reinforcement.

Manage Smarter 25 – Mary Gardner: Coaching Big Egos

Mary Gardner is The Charisma Coach. She’s also the founder of the Inspirational Speakers Academy and turns idiosyncrasies into assets for her speaking clients. In episode 25, we discuss what makes a good coach, how to coach people with big egos and using emotion to break though.

Use The Presence Principle to Boost Your Leadership Effectiveness

In today’s world, the social media scolds will quickly figure out if you’re not authentic. One way to improve your leader effectiveness is to follow the presence principle.

Managers: How to Stop the Gossip Chain

It’s easy for us to revert to our seventh-grade selves at work. When you and your team members engage in office gossip, you’re wallowing in negative energy. Here’s how to stop.

Is Your Management Style Driving Employees to Lie?

All too often in the corporate world, leaders are the victims of BS. Sometimes, employees feed their managers false information because they are under a deadline, says Lila MacLellan.

Manage Smarter 24 – Heather Monahan: The Confidence Creator

Heather Monahan, one of our most popular guests from our first 20 episodes, is back to share more tips on building confidence from her new book Confidence Creator. Heather is the CEO of her own company Boss In Heels. She was recognized as a Glass Ceiling Award winner as one of the Most Influential Women in radio in 2017. Heather was recently named the Brand Ambassador for Perry Ellis International’s female brand Rafaella.  Previously, she was the Chief Revenue Officer for Beasley Communications.

How Are You Handling Employee Activism?

Younger consumers will do business with your company if you show authentic support for a social cause. These same activist consumers could also be your star employees. Attracting and keeping these employees requires specific action on your part.

Is Your Everyday Narcissism Under Control?

If you’re suffering from everyday narcissism, as described by Nancy Van Dyken, it could be seriously impacting your ability to lead your team. Here’s what to look for.

Diversity Hiring: Why Your Actions Should Support Your Words

Is it time to fill a key position in your company? Is it also time to change the direction of the vacant position? If you answered yes to either of these questions, here’s why you should slow down your hiring process and start thinking outside the box.

Manage Smarter 23 – Jeffrey Gitomer: New Economy Opportunities You Might Be Overlooking

Episode 23 features our first-ever repeat guest! As a world-renowned expert and consultant on professional development, Jeffrey Gitomer’s client list includes: Coca-Cola, Caterpillar, BMW, Verizon, Hilton, IBM, and hundreds of others. In this episode, we discuss the current U.S. economy and how to make the most of it, how to prepare now for when the economy is not strong and Jeffrey’s recommendations for protecting and increasing your profit.

Are You Neglecting Relationship Excellence?

Are you guilty of focusing on task excellence and neglecting relationship excellence? Michael Stallard, co-founder and president of the Connection Culture Group, says this is a common management problem.

How to Change Mindset and Culture to Stay Agile

Are there best practices for staying agile in a constantly changing business environment? Baba Prasad, CEO of the Vivékin Group believes so.

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