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Tom Manning

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Latest 3 Jul 2022 | Updated Daily

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Tom Manning: Pathways to Performance Management

Thinking Inside the Box

In today’s episode, I chat with Tom Manning, Founder of the Pathway Academy UK, an organization dedicated to redefining traditional performance management and creating healthy, high performing teams. Tom is also the author of Pathway, changing the workplace game. Tom & I originally met at an interesting inflection point in my life. In 2018, I had just left my corporate executive role, and was traveling throughout western Europe, meeting with potential clients, partners & collaborators. I met Tom in London England, and appropriately, over tea, had a wonderful conversation about a topic that frankly frustrated me to no-end - performance management. The term gives me a low-key form of PTSD & evokes images of a low-value, highly bureaucratic administrative process that no one enjoys. Not HR, who are often tasked with administering it. Not the managers tasked with delivering it within their teams. And certainly not the employees, who if they entered the room with expectations of a robust discussion, personalized feedback, and details of their individual career paths, left feeling largely unmotivated. Disillusioned with an often annual process that frankly did little for them. Today’s chat followed up on our earlier conversation. It gave us a chance to catch-up, and check-in on how Tom’s thinking has evolved in the past 4 years. We chatted about the state of performance management in today’s post-pandemic landscape. We talked about the importance of coaching as a complement to performance management, and ended with a fascinating discussion regarding how we can all play a part in creating healthier Relationships in the Workplace.It was such a pleasure reconnecting with Tom. We had a lot of fun. And I hope you enjoy it. Tom ManningTom Manning specialises in creating healthy, accountable teams.  Innovating in these areas and the areas of performance management Tom brings a very new and unique approach that helps organisations, teams and leaders to achieve more consistent results, with higher levels of accountability, in a healthy way.  Having been through his own journey addressing problems in his own relationships he recognised there was a big need and opportunity to create healthier, more productive relationships in the workplace, and re-write the old ways of thinking around performance management, accountability and emotional health.LinkedInWebsiteThinking Inside the BoxConstraints drive innovation. We tackle the most complex issues related to work & culture. And if you enjoy the work we’re doing here, consider giving us a 5-star rating, leaving a comment & subscribing. It ensures you get updated whenever we release new content & really helps amplify our message. LinkedInInstagramTwitterWebsiteApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcherPocket CastMatt BurnsMatt Burns is an award-winning executive, social entrepreneur and speaker. He believes in the power of community, simplicity & technology.LinkedInTwitter


24 Jun 2022

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How To Be Godly In An Ungodly World? | Pastor Tom Manning | Christian Life Center

Christian Life Center - FTL

In week 6 of our series called, "Searching." Pastor Tom Manning responds to the question, "how to be Godly in an ungodly world?"


22 Jun 2022

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What Do We Stand For? | Pastor Tom Manning | Christian Life Center

Christian Life Center - FTL

In week 3 of our series called, "Searching." Pastor Tom Manning tackles the question, "what do we stand for?"


15 Jun 2022

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Is There Really A Hell? | Pastor Tom Manning | Christian Life Center

Christian Life Center - FTL

In week 2 of our new series called, "Searching." Pastor Tom Manning tackles the question, "Is there really a hell?"


17 May 2022

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I Will | Live It Out Pt.5 | Pastor Tom Manning

Christian Life Center - FTL

Through the life of Caleb we can learn how to partner with God in the purposes He has for you.

1hr 6mins

3 Aug 2021

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Great Gain | Break The Bank Pt.3 | Pastor Tom Manning

Christian Life Center - FTL

In a world where gain in the goal, the bible shows us that contentment is key.


22 Jun 2021

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One Name | Easter Sunday | Pastor Tom Manning

Christian Life Center - FTL

There is only one name that is above all other names.


29 Apr 2021

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34: #34 Traditional Performance Management is Dead with Tom Manning

Building Better Leaders

In this weeks episode Rachael & John chat to Tom Manning founder of The Pathway Academy about how to create high performing, emotionally intelligent teams. They talk about how laying a clear career pathway for employees to follow, is the most effective approach to attracting like minded employees. What does it look like to be at a certain level in your organisation? Do you know what behaviours are required of you, what is the expected skill level; and how does this differ from what is required at the next level, and the level above that? If you have the answers to all these questions, it makes it easier for you to be accountable; you know what is expected of you, producing a performance win/win. Leadership Essentials: The most important relationship you have is the one you have with yourself - and it heavily influences all your other relationships. Be clear with people. We are often very unclear! Without consequences there is no accountability (and anger isn't an effective consequence). Tom's 7 step model for creating the pathway: Being aware - Developing emotional awareness and understanding. Being Clear - Being Clear about what is expected and what good looks like. Being Accountable - Creating consistently accountable teams without anger. Being Human - Giving people room to make mistakes while they learn - and to then develop a more authentic relationship with themselves. Being Active - Being active in the development of our people - developing human character as well as competence / experience. Being in the right place - Helping people to live their own purpose and be in the right role for them. High Standards - The setting and upholding of high standards. You can contact Tom here: https://thepathwayacademy.co.uk/the-pathway/

1hr 25mins

29 Mar 2021

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The Grind-Cast / Special Guest Tom Manning

The Grind-Cast

Come join us as I have my friend, Iowa State's Offensive Coach, Tom Manning. Tune in not gonna want to miss this one!


12 Feb 2021

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Father's Day 2020 | Pastor Tom Manning

Christian Life Center - FTL

We gathered some amazing and humble fathers to talk about biblical manhood and building Christ-centered homes.


22 Jun 2020