Manager Tools

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Synopsis

Tired of management theory? Want to learn specific skills to help improve your management performance? Then Manager Tools is the podcast for you! Manager Tools is a weekly business podcast focused on helping professionals become more effective managers and leaders. Each week, we discuss specific actions for professionals to take to achieve their desired management and career objectives. Manager Tools won Best Business Podcast Award in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2012 as well as the People's Choice Award in 2008. Go to http://www.manager-tools.com/recommendations to read what others are saying about the impact Manager Tools has had on their careers and lives.

Episodes

  • How To Handle Two Viable Job Candidates

    08/02/2009

    This cast describes what to do when a manager has two candidates for a job that meet the standard, but you can only offer one candidate.

  • Manager Tools ONE DAY Effective Manager Conference Washington DC Area

    05/02/2009

    March 24, 2009 - Embassy Suites Dulles - North/Loudon We’re pleased to offer you the first ever opportunity to attend a ONE DAY Effective Manager Conference (EMC) on March 24th in the Washington DC area.

  • Bench Development in a Downturn

    01/02/2009

    This cast discusses a way to build your recruiting "bench" during market downturns.

  • Horstman's Law of Project Management - Part 4

    25/01/2009

    Part 4 of our series on Horstman's Law of Project Management.

  • Horstman's Law of Project Management - Part 3

    18/01/2009

    Part 3 of our series on Horstman's Law of Project Management.

  • Horstman's Law of Project Management - Part 2

    11/01/2009

    Part 2 of our series on Horstman's Law of Project Management.

  • Horstman's Law of Project Management - Part 1

    04/01/2009

    In this cast we describe Horstman's Law of Project Management: Who Does What By When. We've talked and joked about it many times, and this cast will put to rest the details of Horstman's Law of Project Management (HLPM). Mark came up with it several years ago, to help a group of young managers get over their fear of working on fairly complex software development projects. It was actually born over a dinner at Mexican restaurant in Dallas! The concept is simple: all projects are simply tasks, done by people, within certain time frames. Despite all protestations to the contrary, no matter how complex the project, they all boil down to who is responsible for doing something, what they're responsible for, and when they have to have it done by. Complex tools can be helpful, but only on really large projects (and almost nobody looks at them anyway ;-) ). Keep it simple with HLPM. Here's how.

  • Rolling Out the Manager Tools’ Trinity - Part 4

    07/09/2008

    This cast includes Part 4 of our discussion on how to implement the Manager Tools’ Management Trinity (One on Ones, Feedback, Coaching).

  • Rolling Out the Manager Tools’ Trinity - Part 3

    31/08/2008

    This cast includes Part 3 of our discussion on how to implement the Manager Tools’ Management Trinity (One on Ones, Feedback, Coaching).

  • Rolling Out the Manager Tools’ Trinity - Part 2

    24/08/2008

    This cast includes Part 2 of our discussion on how to implement the Manager Tools’ Management Trinity (One on Ones, Feedback, Coaching - and Delegation!).

  • Rolling Out the Manager Tools’ Trinity - Part 1

    18/08/2008

    This cast describes how to gradually implement Manager Tools’ Management Trinity (One on Ones, Feedback, Coaching - and Delegation!). We’ve been asked a thousand questions about what to do and when to do it when it comes to the Management Trinity, and we’ve finally gotten frustrated enough to do something about it. We assumed that [...]

  • The Juggling Koan

    14/01/2007

    Mark recently blogged with our first ever management koan, "What Would An Effective Manager Do?" In this cast, we share the answer.

  • Improve Your Feedback

    17/02/2006

    It's been quite a while since we talked about feedback. We think one of the reasons for that is that there's some negativity to it. What we mean by that is that one on ones are an easy winner. It's about your team member, they want more time with you, a half hour with you every week seems too good to be true. And, if you've stuck to it, you've noticed improvements in areas that go beyond just employee relationships. Maybe they're kind of hard on your schedule INITIALLY, but they're perceived positively.

  • Feedback - Revisited!

    10/10/2005

    We've received a great many questions, comments, and kudos for our show in July on the Feedback Model. Many listeners are discovering the power of feedback, of taking it out of the realm of the rare and into the stream of the every day. Not to sound repetitive, but most managers see feedback as akin to holding their breath - waiting as long as possible, and then creating a lot of sound and often fury. The Feedback Model tells us to see feedback like breathing - so regular as to become unnoticed.Many of you have written asking questions about how to counter some of the typical responses to the feedback you give. "What do I do or say when they tell me they'll 'think about it'? What if they SAY they'll make the change, only to continue in their ineffective behavior patterns? As you might imagine, we've dealt with these issues before, and this show talks about the approach to take, and once again, gives you SPECIFIC things to say and why they work.We do a brief review of the feedback model at the front of the cas

  • The Art of Delegation - Part 2 (Updated)

    22/08/2005

    Today, Mark and I discuss the topic of Delegation. There probably isn't a management book out there that doesn't talk about the importance of delegation. However, very seldom does the author get into the type of detail we'll discuss today. Today, we cover the "how to" ... how to determine what and to whom to delegate and specifically what specific steps to take when delegating to an individual.

  • The Art of Delegation - Part 1 (Updated)

    22/08/2005

    Today, Mark and I discuss the topic of Delegation. There probably isn't a management book out there that doesn't talk about the importance of delegation. However, very seldom does the author get into the type of detail we'll discuss today. Today, we cover the "how to" ... how to determine what and to whom to delegate and specifically what specific steps to take when delegating to an individual.

  • Effective Meetings - There’s More!

    16/08/2005

    Today we wrap-up our conversation on effective meetings, as well as answer some listener questions on meetings, one-on-ones, and feedback.

  • Effective Meetings - Part Two

    08/08/2005

    Today we cover the second in our series on effective meetings.

  • Effective Meetings - Get Out of Jail!

    01/08/2005

    How to do you feel about most of the meetings you attend? Are they productive, or generally considered a waste of time? Do you attend too many meetings? How do others value the meetings *you* run? If you are like most managers we know, your experience in running and participating in meetings is less than ideal.

  • Giving Effective Feedback - Part 4 (Updated)

    18/07/2005

    In this week's podcast, Mike and Mark share a technique managers can use to give feedback to their team members. Feedback is the most frequently-used tool of effective managers. What is feedback? Feedback shows someone the impact of their behavior, allowing them to change ineffective actions or continue doing things that help the team achieve its goals.

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