Category: Manage Smarter Episodes

Manage Smarter 95: Repackaging Yourself to Look Like a Leader

Sylvia di Giusto is a "People Packaging" executive image consultant and trainer and the author of The Image of Leadership. In this episode, we discuss: Top tips to make a powerful first impression; Defining what you want to be known for to communicate that; How to find out how others perceive you vs. what you imagine that to be; Digital first impressions/Digital Footprints and how to influence what’s in it.

Manage Smarter 94: Manage Your Wellness to Elevate Performance

Navy Special Operations veteran Bob Pizzini is a Master EOD Technician, Master Naval Parachutist, Master Training Specialist, Mixed Gas Deep Sea Diving Officer, United States Parachute Association Accelerated Free Fall Instructor (AFFI), and Six Sigma Green Belt. In this episode, we discuss: Six Critical traits about fitness of the leader; Breathing exercises to improve productivity; and how to recognize when you're in the best condition to make important decisions.

Manage Smarter 93: Toxic Workplace Survival Tips

Dr. Paul White is a psychologist, author, speaker and consultant and author of Rising Above a Toxic Workplace: Taking Care of Yourself in an Unhealthy Environment. In this episode, we discuss: Signs you’re in a toxic workplace; Tips on what you can do to try to rectify or mitigate a toxic workplace; How to survive working for or with a toxic leader; and Tips on how to identify a toxic workplace when interviewing for a new job.

Manage Smarter 92: Hours vs. Productivity = Work/Life Balance

Steve Napolitan is a two time #1 best selling author, award winning marketer and productivity guru. He has made millions for his clients and worked with companies such as Apple, Intel, Charles Schwab and Nestle. In this episode, we discuss: His story of how building his own business nearly destroyed his health and marriage; His formula for hours vs. productivity; How allowing team breaks can actually INCREASE productivity; and Work/Life balance tips for those managing global teams.

Manage Smarter 91: Building Better Work Relationships

Dr. Randy Ross is founder and CEO (Chief Enthusiasm Officer) of Remarkable! A master of cultural transformation, Dr. Ross has a unique understanding of employee engagement and offers practical solutions for increasing both team morale and performance. In this episode, we discuss: 4 Key Principles to Cultivating Better Relationships; building healthy environments to get more productivity out of your team; harnessing humility as a leader; and professional relationship health as an indicator of your personal relationships.

Manage Smarter 90: Recovering from a Career Crash-and-Burn

Chicke is the CEO of Solutionz Innovations. She spent the 1st half of her career working for industry leading travel distribution tech and telecom companies. And then, her story got really interesting. In this episode, we discuss: how to recover from a business failure;
reaching out to peers during a business crash; turning startup/bootstrapping pain into joy to forge ahead; rebuilding your team and business with internal and external value proposition.

Manage Smarter 89: Top Tips for Becoming a Better Speaker

Cindy Ashton is the CEO of Minerva Enterprises LLC, an elite-level presentation strategist, professional speaker, singer, and award-winning TV host of Cindy Uncorked on e360tv. In this episode, we discuss: why people fail to deliver and present their message in a way that’s heard and ups their business game;
vocal tips to help you draw people in, rather than repel them; body language tips; and the differences between men and women in how they hear other people.

Manage Smarter 88: Managing International Offices and Markets

Darby Doll is an Asia-based strategic communication consultant with more than two decades’ experience working with multinationals and startups in the region. In this episode, we discuss: managing teams in Asia-Pacific; dealing with an international office; financial concerns and cryptocurrency; land mines of entering the Asia-Pacific market and what to watch out for.

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 86: How Women Can Advance to the C‑Suite

This the the second part of a two part interview with Tricia Benn is the Executive Vice-President of the C‑Suite Network and General Manager of The Hero Club, an invitation-only membership organization for CEOs, founders, and investors. As Global Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer and U.S. Managing Director within MDC Partners, a $3 billion global holding company, Benn’s leadership drove double digit growth year-over-year and new contracts with some of the most important impact players in the world. In this episode, we discuss: Managing negative responses to other C‑Suiters; Choice Sets – Use them!; Avoiding unconscious bias; Vulnerability and how it plays into moving up; and #1 Tip on what to focus on to succeed.

Manage Smarter 85: Bridging the C‑Suite Gender Gap

The first of a two part interview with Tricia Benn is the Executive Vice-President of the C‑Suite Network and General Manager of The Hero Club, an invitation-only membership organization for CEOs, founders, and investors. As Global Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer and U.S. Managing Director within MDC Partners, a $3 billion global holding company, Benn’s leadership drove double digit growth year-over-year and new contracts with some of the most important impact players in the world. In this episode, we discuss: Tips for C‑Suite women on how to compete; what executive women need to start doing and stop doing; The Hero Leadership Model; and
playing on the same playing field to bridge the gender gap.

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

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