Manage Smarter is the podcast for today’s managers and emerging leaders. Each episode is a frank, fast-paced and sometimes humorous discussion of the challenges facing managers from the front lines to the C-Suite. We address the metrics, strategies and solutions needed to improve team performance, company culture and overall productivity. And we do it through entertaining interviews with innovative managers, startup leaders and executive coaches to help you become a better boss.

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Manage Smarter 61: Learning from Past Management Mistakes

Tabitha Laser is an accomplished professional with an extensive background in organizational culture in companies such as BP, 3M, and CH2Mis and others. Her upcoming book, Organization Culture Killers, addresses how to build a path that tomorrow’s leaders can follow in order to avoid the mistakes of their predecessors. In this episode, we discuss how to build a path tomorrow’s leaders can use to avoid mistakes of predecessors and how managers should analyze what happened prior to taking over.

Manage Smarter 60: Servant Leadership and Shared Goals

James Rores is a sales performance expert, CEO of Floriss Group, author of the Collecting WINS Sales Methodology, and Founder of the Growth Multiplier Movement. In this episode, we discuss: the definition of Servant Leadership; show up and be in service while leading people we are with; how serving shared goals and leading a buyer can boost your business; what is the Growth Multiplier Movement and how to implement it to sustain sales growth.

Manage Smarter 59: Overcommunication is Impossible!

Lee Caraher is the best-selling author of two books titled The Boomerang Principle--Inspire Lifetime Loyalty from Your Employees and Millennials & Management. She's also the CEO of Double Forte, a national PR/Communications agency headquartered in San Francisco and New York. In this episode, we discuss: how your career can suffer from poor communication; managing to hold teams accountable for information they receive; and managing how you talk to millennial workers.

Manage Smarter 58: High-Five! Cultures and the Internal Experience

Meg Manke is COO of Rose Group International and co-author of "iX Leadership: Create High Five Cultures and Guide Transformation" In this episode, we discuss: how internal culture can equal leadership failure; the axis to assess culture types and work preferences; and implementing clarity and accountability with the “Mad Hatter” Principle.

Manage Smarter 57: How to Eat Your Competitors Lunch

Anthony Iannarino is an international speaker, bestselling author, sales leader, and entrepreneur. He is the author of “Eat Their Lunch - Winning Customers Away From Your Competition," "The Lost Art of Closing" and "The Only Sales Guide You'll Ever Need." He blogs frequently on thesalesblog.com and hosts his own podcast called In the Arena. In this episode, we discuss: Managing so you can win new business away from competitors; The 4 Levels of Value Creation; and how discovery with team members can help them find new routes to closing sales.

Manage Smarter 56: Managing Calmer Under Pressure

Tina Greenbaum is a High-Performance Specialist, holistic psychotherapist, author, speaker and workshop leader. She is the creator of the program Mastery Under Pressure, an executive coaching program that teaches Olympic-level mindset skills for peak performance in high-stakes and high-stress environments. In this episode, we discuss: becoming a calmer manager to boost team performance; how to be aware of stress points in the moment without judgement; questions to ask about goal setting vs. stress levels; and dealing with fear and negative self-talk.

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Manage Smarter 05 – Brian Tracy: The Most Important Qualities Managers Must Have for Success

Brian Tracy has consulted for more than 1,000 companies and is the top selling author of more than 80 books on business and personal success. As a popular keynote speaker and seminar leader, he has addressed more than five million people in 5,000 talks and seminars throughout the U.S., Canada and 82 other countries worldwide. In episode 05, we discuss: the most important quality that a manager should have, the three most common mistakes leaders make, how to set better goals and the importance of the work culture.

Manage Smarter 13 – Jeffrey Gitomer: Attitude is Everything!

Jeffrey Gitomer is the author of The New York Times best seller The Little Gold Book of YES! Attitude - which has just been published a new edition with many new tips to help you find, build and keep a winning attitude. In episode 13, we discuss: why attitude is critical to management and leadership; countering negative attitudes and how to change your attitude by changing what you think about.

Manage Smarter 15 – Jeffrey Hayzlett: Secrets of the C-Suite

Jeffrey Hayzlett is a primetime television host of C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett and Executive Perspectives on C-Suite TV, and business podcast host of All Business with Jeffrey Hayzlett on C-Suite Radio. Hayzlett is the author of three best-selling business books: Think Big, Act Bigger: The Rewards of Being Relentless, Running the Gauntlet and The Mirror Test. In episode 15, we discuss how the C-Suite thinks, how to talk to them and how to become one of them.

Manage Smarter 16 – Jennifer Gluckow: Tips for Young and First-time Managers

Jennifer Gluckow is an author and founder of Sales in a New York Minute as well as host of a YouTube Channel of the same name. In episode 16, Jennifer discusses how age plays a role in the workplace and uses her professional experience to share her advice for young managers and first-time managers.

Manage Smarter 19 – Tom Peters: The Excellence Dividend

Tom Peters is a best-selling author and world renowned expert on business management practices. Peters is co-author of In Search of Excellence—the book that changed the way the world does business, and often tagged as the best business book ever. In episode 19, we discuss: Tom's new book - The Excellence Dividend, how to avoid being replaced by technology, the characteristics of a successful team and the critical need for soft skills mastery by managers at all levels.

Manage Smarter 28 – Christine Porath: Mastering Civility in Your Workplace

Dr. Christine Porath is an Associate Professor and Researcher at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and an expert in workplace incivility, its costs and remedies. She is author of Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace and co-author of The Cost of Bad Behavior. In episode 28, we discuss her research on the decline of civility, how it affects productivity and what managers can do about it.

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.

Manage Smarter 50: The Money Map Every Manager Should Show Employees

Michael Houlihan is the co-founder of Barefoot Wine, now, the world’s largest wine brand. He, along with Bonnie Harvey, are consultants, international keynote speakers and New York Times Bestselling authors. In episode 50, we discuss: the definition of The Money Map and why every manager should show this to their employees; how to get employees to understand where their salaries come from; how to identify and hire a “hustle” mentality; and the unique concept of a Two-Division Company (Sales and Sales Support).

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Audrey Strong is a veteran public relations and communications expert. She is currently Director of Communications for SalesFuel. She previously ran her own PR firm for 10 years and was PR Director for The Ritz-Carlton in Denver. Prior to that, Audrey had a successful career as an award-winning anchor/reporter/producer in TV news, including Chicago and Denver.

C. Lee Smith has been leading and developing people for most of his adult life in sales departments, nonprofits and as President/CEO of SalesFuel. Lee is a nationally recognized consultant and speaker. He is the creator of the TeamKeeper platform for building and leading high-performing teams.

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