Author: AudreyStrong

Manage Smarter 87: Being an Honest Broker of Information

Jan Allen is an Executive Coach and Life Strategist, as well as co-managing partner of Business of People. She previously served in an executive role for two Ohio governors. In this episode, we discuss: The concept of an honest broker and it's value; why YOU as a leader want to vet and make sure your critical staffers are honest brokers; how the concept is critical to being a better leader; tips for building team relationships vs. discipline.

Manage Smarter 84: Mergers & Acquisitions — Managing Through Major Change

Tom Ray is the Executive Vice President of Jim Doyle and Associates. He is also the author of Amazon best seller, Branding is OUT, Results are IN! Lessons for the LOCAL Advertiser and is an expert in local advertising and media media — an industry with a high amount of mergers and acquisitions. In this episode, we discuss: what you should do with your department and team in a merger or acquisition; how to get MORE out of your people amid the stress and chaos; how to use major change within your organization for leverage; and coping with and managing the major company culture change that follows

Manage Smarter 83: Mastering Your Message

Joe Williams is the Founder of Creative Performance Group, where he helps people get their message out to the world in the most powerful way possible. His new book The Impact Awakening: How to Go from Having a Calling to Changing Lives, focuses on how to master your message, communicate it powerfully, and scale it into an Impact Business. In this episode, we discuss: how to “up your game” of communication plus
How to evaluate and change your communication style.

Manage Smarter 82: Managing with Greater Mindfulness

Theresa Rose is a Mindful Performance Specialist, standup comedian, and award-winning author of Mindful Performance: How to Powerfully Impact Profitability, Productivity, and Purpose. In this episode, we discuss: Are you a “Spewer” or a “Doer”?; how to begin incorporating dozens of mindful techniques; why you can’t have emotional intelligence without being mindful; and tips on how being mindful can boost your personal life as well as professional.

On-Demand Webinar: Protect Yourself Against Hiring Toxic Salespeople

Watch Gerhard Gschwandtner, Founder and CEO of Selling Power, and C. Lee Smith, CEO of SalesFuel as they discuss: the potential damage that can result from hiring just one toxic salesperson to your team; how to reduce the risk of committing such a costly hire [and often costlier fire!]; and the “Unlucky 13” personality types for sales teams, and how to defend yourself against the harm they can cause.

Manage Smarter 81: How to Manage 4 Generations in 1 Workplace

z Devine Hewson, CPC and Mark Lund, M.D., CPC are Co-Founders and Principals of Twin Lights Consulting. Their firm helps companies create authentic communication across the chasm dividing the generations at work. In this episode, we discuss: What year the number of millennials in the workforce will equal 75% — it's sooner than you might think; identifying and leveraging what generations have to offer each other in the workplace; and effectively communicating with different generations to boost profits.

Manage Smarter 80: Developing Attention to Details

Chris Denny is the Attention To Detail Expert. He's a researcher, trainer, and author of Improve Attention To Detail: A straightforward system to develop attention to detail in yourself, employees, and across an organization. In this episode, we discuss: The different components/breakdown of details and processes; how to address the gaps in detail failure for yourself and/or your team; how the lack of detail attention=a loss of ROI; how lack of details is a morale killer in organizations; a great hack for telling if someone is high in executing perfectly on details before you hire them.

Manage Smarter 79: Motivation and How It Moves Your Team

Steve Sisler is an author, speaker, and a master behavioral analyst. He has consulted on “personality difference” with hundreds of .com companies in 18 countries. He is the CEO of Behavioral Resource Group and a SalesFuel partner. In this episode, we discuss: What motivates us that makes the brain feel good and lessens brain tension; the 27 different styles of motivation; why we are driven by feelings; and ow managers can learn to identify the different motivational types on their team.

Manage Smarter 78: The Hard Working Woman's Guide to Money

You've worked hard and earned that promotion to management or even the C‑Suite — and with it, increased your income. KT Thomas is the founder of New Day Solutions, a financial advisory firm and author of The Hard Working Woman’s Guide to Money. In this episode, we discuss: why women are more in need of financial advising assistance and overall financial education; the #1 and first mistake female leaders make when they come into wealth and money; and how to evaluate financial packages when considering career progression and earnings.

Manage Smarter 77: How Paying Attention Pays Off

Neen James — a leadership, female, keynote speaker — teaches companies how to increase profits by paying attention to what matters most. She joins us from Australia for this episode to discuss: how paying attention drives profitability, productivity and accountability; how to “Listen With Your Eyes” – What it is and why you should do it; and tips and strategies for getting your team to pay better attention to your leadership.

Manage Smarter 76: Core Values — The Road to Ruin or Success

Scott McGohan is the CEO of McGohan Brabender, an employee benefits consulting firm. In this episode, we discuss: 5 points of core values to consider; making your company leadership match your core values; how hypocrisy in company operations vs. core values alienates employees; the definition of Self-Worth; and leadership driven by core values rather than profits/wealth.

Manage Smarter 75: Creative Business Thinking to Differentiate You and Your Team

Glenn Rudin is founder of Always Been Creative, a sales and marketing consulting firm specializing in focused messaging. In this episode, we discuss: how to develop your specific differentiators from competitors in your professional sector; what is your "flamed-broiled"?; how to develop a 30-second pitch on what you do and why you're different; how to implement "what makes you stand out" to get team/company buy-in; and effective brainstorming session techniques to FIND your differentiators.

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