Manage Smarter is the podcast for data-driven managers. Each episode is a frank, fast-paced 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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Manage Smarter 21 – Doug Ulman: Tips for Managing Volunteers

Doug Ulman is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Pelotonia, which began in 2008 as a bike ride in Columbus, Ohio to raise funds for innovative cancer research at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. In just 9 years, the nonprofit has raised $157 million with 100% of donations going to cancer research. In this episode, we discuss the unique challenges/opportunities in managing volunteers, the obligation of empowerment and addressing failure with volunteers and contributors.

Manage Smarter 20 – Steve Sisler: Tips for the Conflict Averse Manager

As a behavioral mastermind and personality expert in both behavior and values analysis, Steve Sisler is the lead Behavioral Analyst at The Behavioral Resource Group. He is the also the author of four popular books, including his latest “There’s More to Management Than a Big Desk.” In episode 20, we discuss overcoming fear to tackle conflict head on, how certain personalities are better suited for certain positions, and putting yourself in positions where your personality works in your favor.

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 18 – Cory Mosley: Being Credible, Likable and Bankable

Cory Mosley has been an entrepreneur since the age of 14 with business interests in the salon, laundry, business consulting, automotive, and confectionary sectors. As an established business strategist, Cory counts corporations like Audi, Volvo, BBDO, and COX Enterprises amongst his client portfolio. In episode 18, we discuss the importance of credibility and likability for managers and how to connect with colleagues in 2018.

Manage Smarter 17 – Michael Stallard: Culture as a Competitive Advantage

Michael Stallard is cofounder and president of the Connection Culture Group, a leadership training and consulting firm that has advised NASA, Costco and other well known American companies. Michael is the primary author of the book Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy and Understanding at Work. Texas Christian University founded the TCU Center for Connection Culture based on Michael and his colleagues’ work. In episode 17, we discuss the definitions of culture, how managers can improve it (or damage it) and the ROI from a positive culture in the workplace.

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 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 14 – Joy Altimare: Managing Stress and Work-Life Integration

Joy Altimare is the Chief Engagement and Brand Officer at EHE, an industry-leader in company health and wellness for over 100 years. With over 16 years of experience in the marketing field, she has become an expert advisor to organizations looking to tackle growth, innovation, and technology challenges. In episode 14, Joy shares her insight on how managers can: better deal with stress and balance work, home and health.

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Manage Smarter 02 – Lou Diamond: 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. 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 in Episode 02 of Manage Smarter.

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 09 – Bernie Fischer: Achieving Greater Training Results Through Adaptive Learning

Bernie Fischer is an award-winning training professional teaching business intelligence and analytics, sales strategy and tactics, digital marketing and reputation management. She is also Affiliate Faculty at Regis University and an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Denver. In episode 09, we discuss what is adaptive learning, why is it a better approach to training and developing people, embedding bite-size micro-learning into your culture and how to become an adaptive manager.

Manage Smarter 11 – Heather Monahan: Building Resilience and Your Personal Brand

Heather Monahan is the CEO of her own company Boss In Heels and author of the new book Confidence Creator - which reveals the essential techniques for building confidence and becoming your most powerful self. She was recognized as a Glass Ceiling Award winner as one of the Most Influential Women in radio in 2017. In episode 11, we discuss the need for leaders to build their own personal brand, developing resilience, and being female in the C-suite.

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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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