Category: Manage Smarter Episodes

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.

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.

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.

Manage Smarter 46: Manipulate Your Employees to Build Business?

Brian Parsley is an entrepreneur, global speaker and business strategist. He teaches external business strategies, customer loyalty programs across all industry sectors including financial services, retail, technology, automotive and professional services. In this episode, we discuss: manipulating people with good intent, managing the weaknesses and focusing on the strengths, and how Fast & Flexible is a game changer in managing.

Manage Smarter 45: Winners, Losers & The Force Multiplier

Tony Chatman is president of Chatman Enterprises and author of the book, The Force Multiplier is a touchstone to inspire leaders to transform people (and their personalities!) into a high-performing team that gets the job done. In this episode, we discuss: unconscious bias in management, why there have to be winners and losers on teams, and customizing management to achieve better results

Manage Smarter 44: Using Technology to Create More Value

Tern Consulting’s Principal and Founder, Melanie Bladow, is a global expert in connecting people, business and technology. In this episode, Melanie joins us from Alaska to discuss: Why asking “Why?” is the best place to start on what tech will most benefit you, the “Three Drivers” to consider when changing tech you’re using, and how to “Hack Organizational Politics” to implement effective tech.

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.

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