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Manager Tools

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.

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Behaviors To Improve Focus - Part 1

Part 1 of our guidance on how to stay focused on your priorities and get more done.

11 Sep 2017

Rank #1

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How to Run Your Staff Meeting - Part 1 - HOF

Part 1 of our Hall of Fame guidance on running your staff meeting.

2 Jan 2017

Rank #2

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MT(2010) - Assign Work And Reporting

This week, we're re-releasing one of our Hall of Fame casts on assigning work and reporting.

29 Nov 2015

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Meeting Notes - Dead Simple

How to take meeting notes and distribute them within 30 seconds of ameeting.

19 Jan 2015

Rank #4

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Teaching Decision Making - The Responsibility Ladder - Part 1

Part 1 of our guidance on using The Responsibility Ladder to teach directs how to go from handling individual tasks to managing their own work independently.

20 Feb 2017

Rank #5

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The Myth of the Working Manager

If you think you're a "working manager", and that's harder somehow, you're wrong.

10 Apr 2017

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No Second Emails

Too many of us follow an unanswered email with another email. That's the definition of insanity: doing the same thing and expecting different results.

12 Sep 2016

Rank #7

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Managing During a Pandemic - The COVID-19 Cast - Part 1

Part 1 of our guidance on managing during a pandemic, such as COVID-19 (Coronavirus), or a similar international crisis.

16 Mar 2020

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Soft Coaching - Running Meetings - Part 1

Our guidance on how you can improve someone's performance without fully coaching them. We use the example of running a meeting to illustrate.

23 Apr 2018

Rank #9

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The Manager Tools Data - One-On-Ones - Part 1

Part 1 of our review of the data backing our guidance on One-On-Ones.

21 Jan 2019

Rank #10

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The Basics of Calendar Management - HOF

Our Hall of Fame guidance on the basics of calendar management.

1 Jan 2018

Rank #11

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Politics 101 - Chapter 6 - Politics Are Just Relationships - Part 1

Part 1 of the the sixth chapter of our guidance on politics. Don't play politics. Build relationships. It's the same thing.

23 Jul 2018

Rank #12

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I Didn't Get The Title/Raise - Part 1

How to handle the situation where you got a "promotion" but didn't get the title/raise that should have gone with it.

2 Feb 2015

Rank #13

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How to Set Annual Goals - HOF 2019

Our Hall Of Fame guidance on how to start setting annual goals, and why we do not like "SMART" goals.

23 Dec 2019

Rank #14

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Conversational One on Ones

Our guidance on how to make One on Ones more conversational.

13 Apr 2015

Rank #15

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8 Positive Feedback Examples

Most managers have too high a standard for giving positive feedback. Here are some simple examples.

29 Aug 2016

Rank #16

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Getting Your Goals From Your Boss - Part 1

Part 1 of our guidance on how to get a better understanding of what your goals are from your boss.

17 Apr 2016

Rank #17

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Mistakes We've Made - Part 1

Part 1 of our 14th anniversary review of mistakes.

24 Jun 2019

Rank #18

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Horstman's Law of Uncertainty - HOF

This Hall of Fame guidance describes what to say when you don't have an answer to a question, even when it's urgent.

9 Jul 2018

Rank #19

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Effective Relationships - I’m a D, My Direct is a C - Part 1

An example of our Effective Relationships Series - How to work with a direct who is a High C, if you are a High D.

24 Nov 2014

Rank #20