Category: Manage Smarter Episodes

Manage Smarter 43: Goal Setting – Rethink It!

Will Pemble is founder and CEO of Goal Boss, an executive coaching certification and leadership consulting firm. In this episode, we discuss: why most managers fail goal setting for employees, analyzing team performance in sections with custom goal setting for each group and what to say in interviewing job candidates to set goal setting expectations.

Manage Smarter 42: Social Media is the New Cold Call

Lea Woodford is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of SmartFem.com and SmartFem TV. SmartFem was created as a result of her many years as a publicist, columnist as well as a radio and television personality. In this episode, we discuss: how to provide value via cold call outreach on social media – which is vital in recruiting new talent, how smart technology is the pathway to further warm leads and the benefits of using Facebook Groups.

Manage Smarter 41: Remote Employees – How Do You Know What’s REALLY Going On?

Dayne Shuda is the owner of Ghost Blog Writers and a remote employee expert. His company provides blog writers and currently has a network of 60 freelance writers in the United States and several also in Canada, UK and Australia. In episode 41, we discuss: how to test prospective employees to see if they’re equipped for remote work, methods to keep communication tone understandable and workflow cohesive, and red flags that a remote employee is tanking.

Manage Smarter 40: Bullying, White Flags and Performance Reviews

Wally Hauck, PhD., CSP helps leaders to STOP managing people and START creating an environment of Self-Management. He is the author of the books “Stop the Leadership Malpractice: How to Replace the Typical Performance Appraisal” and “The Art of Leadership: 3 Principles for Predictable Performance Improvement.” In episode 40, we discuss: why performance appraisals are leadership malpractice, shifting performance appraisals to quality interactions and how managers can short-circuit bullies.

Manage Smarter 39: How to Be a Career Superstar!

Michelle Villalobos is a personal Brand Strategist, Professional Speaker and Corporate Trainer, Founder of The Women’s Success Summit and Mivista Consulting. She’s the host of “Awaken Your Inner Superstar” podcast on the C-Suite Radio Network. In episode 39, we discuss: How to cultivate influence and generate more income, aligning your business or career with your personal brand, and streamlining your journey to pinpoint career goals and achievements.

Manage Smarter 38: Human-Centric Leadership for the Future

Deb Westphal is CEO of Toffler Associates, a dynamic and future-focused strategic consulting and advisory firm that helps organizations build resilience and sustain growth in a complex global landscape. She’s a Futurist and Executive Advisor. In episode 38, we discuss: How a culture that puts people first can counter the future wave of artificial intelligence, the five shifts managers need to know that control how people work together, and how to hire managers who are early tech adopters and can work well with machines.

Manage Smarter 37: Shifting Your High-Stress Mindset

Kathy Gruver, PhD is the twelve-time award-winning author of seven books including, Conquer Your Stress, Workplace Wellness, Conquer your Stress at Work, andJourney of Healing. She’s also created stress reduction programs for the U.S. military. In this episode, we discuss: how to change your mindset regarding stress and reframe stressors; practical exercises you can use at work to reduce stress; and how “Centering Time” can get your entire team present and engaged in meetings.

Manage Smarter 36: Managing with Ethics and Integrity

Donald Lee Sheppard is a highly sought-after speaker and the author of “The Dividends of Decency” and Principal at SHEPPARD. He coaches corporate leaders and students on the importance of values-based leadership, employing “Win-Win-Win” models of business and is an expert in ethics and integrity. In episode 36, we discuss: the definition of “Leadership Malpractice” with examples drawn from recent developments in college athletics, how to breathe life into your existing “Code of Ethics” for daily execution and how to recognize good ethics and integrity in job candidates.

Manage Smarter 35: How to Lead by Asking Great Questions

Aileen Gibb is a professional leadership coach and the author of “Asking Great Questions: An Essential Companion for Every Leader.” In episode 35, we discuss: how to ask great questions, opening up to other people with your questions, the culture around needing to be right, how to help others open up to you and draw them out.

Manage Smarter 34: Tips for Moving Your Agenda

Samuel Bacharach is a professor at Cornell University and co-founder of the Bacharach Leadership Group, which focuses on training and coaching leaders in the core skills of pragmatic leadership. He is author of more than 25 books including “Transforming The Clunky Organization” and “The Agenda Mover.” In episode 34, we discuss: creating alliances and identifying counter alliances; tips for moving your agenda forward and getting buy in for new initiatives.

Manage Smarter 33 – Sharon Smith: Cybersecurity Basics for Managers

Sharon Smith has an extensive background in cybersecurity, She is passionate about helping organizations improve their security posture through hiring and retaining top security talent along with helping security executives lead strong teams and create a culture of security in their organizations. In episode 33, we discuss: ways some managers fall short and the damage it could cause, how to build a company culture oriented around cybersecurity and preventative measures to secure mail and data systems.

Manage Smarter 32: Ditching Drama and Entitlement

Cy Wakeman is a drama researcher, global thought-leader, and New York Times best-selling author who is recognized for cultivating a counter-intuitive, reality-based approach to leadership. In episode 32, we discuss: Cy’s definition of drama, and the effects on the workplace, acceptable ways to react to drama that has been created and how to hire low drama employees.

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