“Good managers improve numbers.
Great managers improve people.”
– C. Lee Smith

The Manage Smarter podcast is a frank, inspiring and sometimes humorous discussion of the challenges facing today’s managers and leaders. 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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RECENT EPISODES

03 Doug Sandler on Why It's OK to Be a Nice Guy in Business

Doug Sandler is the author of the book Nice Guys Finish First. He is also the CEO of Turnkey Podcast Productions and co-host of the popular Nice Guys on Business podcast. In episode 03, we discuss why so many leaders today are using negative reinforcement to get things done, even though it makes people feel forced instead of led. Doug also shares insights on the benefits of thought leadership through podcasting.   Reach Us Here: Audrey Strong Lee Smith Doug Sandler - @djd...

02 Lou Diamond on How Communication Brings Your Business to the Top

Lou Diamond is the CEO of Thrive. Lou is an energetic, humorous, and inspirational business development strategist and performance coach. He has consulted with and mentored leading performers from companies all over the world. In this episode, as many managers struggle with either not communicating enough and/or not communicating effectively, you'll learn about the S.A.F.E. method and why establishing a strong connecting core is critical to internal communication.     ...

001 Intro Episode with Lee Smith & Audrey Strong

From debunking leadership myths to learning how to manage with and measure, you'll learn something new with every episode and will be able to implement positive change immediately. This inaugural episode features co-hosts Audrey Strong and SalesFuel CEO Lee Smith explaining the purpose of this podcast and the importance of the manager position, especially at the field level.  Reach Us Here: Audrey Strong Lee Smith   Join hosts Audrey Strong and Lee Smith as they dive i...

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ABOUT THE HOSTS

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 time in major markets of 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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