306: 4 AI Tools for Modern Managers to Skyrocket Your Productivity
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by Mamie Kanfer Stewart
4d ago
Have you tried ChatGPT yet?   AI is taking the business world by storm and AI tools have now become an integral part of daily workflows. While many businesses are already discovering ways to adopt and leverage AI, a lot of managers I speak with aren't sure how to take advantage of it. In this week's episode, I share my list of top picks of innovative AI tools that can dramatically boost your team's productivity. From AI-driven task generators that simplify project planning to advanced writing tools that improve your writing and communication skills, I have it all covered just for you ..read more
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305: Be Vulnerable and Confident with Jacob Morgan
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by Mamie Kanfer Stewart
1w ago
Vulnerability is a key ingredient in nurturing meaningful personal relationships, but does it hold the same weight in a professional context? Brené Brown has popularized the idea of vulnerability, but how we act vulnerable in the workplace differs from how we show vulnerability in personal spaces. After all, work comes with its own set of challenges–from managing teams and pleasing customers to hitting tight deadlines, all laden with overtones of power dynamics. This week’s guest is here to shed some light on why and how we should be vulnerable and confident at work. Today’s guest is Jacob M ..read more
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304: Become a Generous Leader with Joe Davis
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by Mamie Kanfer Stewart
2w ago
When you think of a successful career, the first thing that comes to mind is probably not generosity–a term not often associated with the business world.  However, generosity in leadership is about giving of oneself–time, attention, and mentorship–for everyone’s gain. And that’s a powerful business strategy.  Generous leaders invest in their team’s growth and well-being. They cultivate a culture of trust and collaboration, where each team member’s potential is nurtured and celebrated. And our guest offers profound insights into this leadership style. Today’s guest is Joe Davis. Jo ..read more
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302: How to Avoid Hiring the Wrong Person with Vicky Brown
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by Mamie Kanfer Stewart
1M ago
One of the most crucial yet often overlooked tasks for managers is hiring. While it may seem straightforward, hiring is an intricate process filled with challenges that can shake even the most seasoned manager.  In today’s competitive job market, where job postings can receive hundreds, if not thousands, of applications, distinguishing top candidates from the rest requires more than just reviewing resumes.  Thankfully, our guest will fill us in on what to do (and not do) to make your hiring process successful. Today’s guest is Vicky Brown. After two decades of leadership roles in ..read more
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301: The Unique Roles and Responsibilities of Managers with Matt Ley
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by Mamie Kanfer Stewart
1M ago
Do you feel overwhelmed with your role as a manager? What exactly is your job?  Managers are key to organizational success. They act as a vital link between leaders' strategic vision and individual contributors' execution. This means we need to guarantee clarity during handoffs and cultivate a culture of accountability within our teams. Feel like a tall order? It doesn't need to be. Today’s guest is Matt Ley. Matt is the author of Manage Your Gaps: Reclaiming The Awesomeness of Management. His work focuses on helping organizations and individuals get management right. Matt discusses t ..read more
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300: Unleashing Potential Using The Modern Manager Framework
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by Mamie Kanfer Stewart
1M ago
Do you ever wish there was a straightforward way to figure out how to be and do your best as a manager? Fortunately, there is.  Introducing the Modern Manager Framework. Whether you're trying to improve your time management, navigate conflict, or lead better team meetings, the Modern Manager Framework can help you achieve your goals. In this week's episode, we'll explore this framework in depth and discuss how it can help you be intentional in your managerial approach. We'll break down the essential components of the Modern Manager Framework, guide you on activating the right mindset ..read more
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299: How to Think Strategically with Julia Sloan
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by Mamie Kanfer Stewart
1M ago
What exactly is strategic thinking? Many of us often confuse strategic thinking with strategic planning and implementation. We know strategy is crucial in the business world and that strategic thinking skills are valued by senior executives. This week’s podcast guest says anyone can be a strategic thinker and explains how! Today’s guest is Dr. Julia Sloan. Julia is the author of the definitive book, Learning to Think Strategically, and is recognized for her pioneering work on the application of complex cognitive theory to everyday strategic thinking practice. A Fulbright fellow, she teaches s ..read more
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298: Using Rituals to Create Certainty in Times of Change with Ashley Goodall
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by Mamie Kanfer Stewart
2M ago
Most people think that change at work is great. It has become the defining characteristic of successful organizations, teams, and individuals. But psychologically, change is HARD on humans–it’s a common source of stress for many of us.  When there’s change or uncertainty at work, it creates a degree of fear and anxiety. However, work rituals can help team members feel that sense of continuity amidst changes. So, how can leaders (and team members) effectively leverage rituals to foster stability? Today’s guest is Ashley Goodall. Ashley is a leadership expert who has spent his career expl ..read more
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297: Generate Buy-in and Change People’s Minds with Michael McQueen
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by Mamie Kanfer Stewart
2M ago
When was the last time you effortlessly swayed someone's opinion? For leaders, it's likely that not everyone who works with you will embrace the ideas and decisions you make—and that's okay. But convincing people to rally behind your vision, sway their perspectives, and generate buy-in is part of the job. Conventional strategies have lost their effectiveness (if ever they were effective!), but today's guest has unlocked the secrets to mastering the art (and science) of changing people's minds to help you move work forward. Today’s guest is Michael McQueen. Michael is a multi-award winning sp ..read more
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296: Make Professional Development a Habit with Skot Waldron
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by Mamie Kanfer Stewart
2M ago
Being a successful manager in today’s modern workplace is not a straightforward task. It requires delivering results and thinking strategically, all the while supporting team members’ growth and development.  Given these demands, it’s unsurprising that professional development may not be your top priority. Today’s guest thinks otherwise–you can make professional development a habit! Today’s guest is Skot Waldron. Skot is a communication strategist, coach, podcast host, and author of the best-selling "Unlocked: A 52-Week Guide For The Intentional Leader", renowned for transforming comple ..read more
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