June 27, 2019

How to Coach for Accountability

"Engagement without accountability is entitlement,” says Cy Wakeman, drama researcher, global thought-leader, and New York Times best-selling author. Could the lack of accountability be the reason why some of your employees never seem to finish projects on time?

June 23, 2019

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.

June 16, 2019

Manage Smarter 74: How to Reach the C-Suite Sooner

Jessica Hawthorne-Castro is the CEO and owner of Hawthorne Advertising. an award-winning technology-based advertising agency specializing in analytics and accountable brand campaigns. In this episode, we discuss: How she rose from the mail room of a talent agency to the C-Suite; the #1 mistake managers make regarding goal setting and planning; the hottest trends in advertising and digital marketing; and advice to young professional women aspiring to be in the C-Suite

June 13, 2019

Why Training Without Coaching Doesn’t Work

Jason Forrest, founder and CEO at FPG (Forrest Performance Group) is the winner of five international Stevie Awards for his training programs. During a recent Manage Smarter podcast, I asked Jason why so many training programs don’t impact the bottom line as much as business leaders hope.

June 9, 2019

Manage Smarter 73: 7 Mindsets to Grow Your Influence and Impact

Michelle Tillis Lederman is named by Forbes as one of the 25 Professional Networking Experts to Watch and author of "The Connector's Advantage: 7 Mindsets to Grow Your Influence and Impact." In this episode, we discuss: How to be a relationship-driven leader; the 7 Mindsets to Grow Your Influence and Impact; the difference between connecting and networking; and how to build strong work relationships and what's the ROI.