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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Rachel Michaelov on the Manage Smarter podcast from SalesFuel

Manage Smarter 110: 2020 Tax Tips for Entrepreneurs and Side Hustles

Rachel Michaelov is Founder & CEO of Empire Tax Professionals and is a licensed Enrolled Agent, who is licensed by the IRS. In this episode, we discuss: Her heartbreaking family story involving her father, taxes and deportation pushed her to create her business; Important tax tips for businesses given the law changes for 2020; More efficient ways to keep your business books straight for an audit; How she balances being a mother to 4 boys and entrepreneurship.

Deborah Thomas-Nininger on the Manage Smarter podcast from SalesFuel

Manage Smarter 109: Creating Autopilot Habits

Deborah Thomas-Nininger is the founder of DTN Productions International, a company that provides professional development training on all areas of international and domestic protocol specializing in reputation management, business etiquette and communication effectiveness. In this episode, we discuss: Autopilot Habits — what are they?; Examples of specific habits you should develop this year to boost efficiency; How many days it takes to develop a habit (Hint: it's not 21); and What time of day the brain is at its lowest functioning level.

John Stoker on the Manage Smarter podcast from SalesFuel

Manage Smarter 108: Navigating Difficult Conversations

John Stoker is the founder and president of DialogueWORKS. He is also the author of the book, Overcoming Fake Talk. In this episode, we discuss: Fake Talk: What it is and how it harms teams; specific phrases and techniques to change how you navigate difficult conversations.

Paul Rosenberg on the Manage Smarter podcast from SalesFuel

Manage Smarter 107: The Third Eye of Rogue Leaders

Paul Rosenberg is a Fortune global Fortune 500 coach, author, and speaker. He is the author of the top-rated book Rogue Leadership: Harnessing Headwinds to Drive Performance. In this episode, we discuss: the definition of Rogue Leadership; How to truly reach your “gut” feelings to guide you; Making decisions: Quickly vs. Right; and Fun or boundary-breaking activities to break you and your teams out of a rut (Bubble wrap anyone?!!)

Dave McKeown on the Manage Smarter podcast from SalesFuel

Manage Smarter 106: How to Be a Self-Evolved Leader and Stop the Cycle of Mediocrity

Dave McKeown is the CEO of Outfield Leadership and author of The Self-Evolved Leader. In this episode, we discuss: What is the Cycle of Mediocrity and how to stop it; 6 Micro Disciplines to practice; What “Self-Evolved” means; and How to transfer your personal evolution to your team.

Eddie Turner on the Manage Smarter podcast from SalesFuel

Manage Smarter 105: Becoming an Emerging Leader

Eddie Turner is The Leadership Excelerator® and Author of 140 Simple Messages To Guide Emerging Leaders: 140 Actionable Leadership Messages for Emerging Leaders. In this episode, we discuss: The 8 definition of Emerging Leaders; How to “reskill” yourself to become an Emerging Leader; Age and entrepreneurship tendencies of Emerging Leaders; and IQ vs EQ: Intelligence versus Emotional Intelligence.

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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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