The Modern Manager: Helping Managers Create and Lead Successful Teams
By Mamie Kanfer Stewart
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The Modern Manager is a podcast dedicated to helping you be a rockstar boss with a thriving team. Whether you’re seeking to boost your effectiveness as a manager and communicator, want to foster a healthy team culture where people flourish and exceed their goals, or learn the skills to make the most of every single meeting, this podcast is for you. Each episode features topics like: effective meeting practices, communication skills, managing conflict, team building, time management, group dynamics, goal setting and accountability, team competencies, productivity and collaboration technologies, organizational culture, and more.
||CleanKeys to Successful Delegation with Dave Stachowiak||Sometimes, delegating work can feel like more trouble than its worth. Wouldn't it be nice to have more time for other work? Who will benefit from taking on new responsibilities and growing their skills? But then, how do I make sure the work is done...||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPYB 2: Banned from the Boat||This is the second bonus episode in the Parenting Your Business series. In these episodes, I talk about my experiences as a parent and manager / entrepreneur, comparing situations and learnings. In this episode, I reflect on moments when we might be...||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21: Managing Meeting Follow-Through||There are times when rich conversation is exactly what needed to happen, but that’s really the exception, not the norm. For most meetings, a good conversation is simply not enough. Too often meetings that are intended to produce a decision or...||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20: Lessons From A Real-Life Manager w/ Rick Kiley||It's helpful to hear stories and lessons learned from managers who have experienced the daily challenges of working with a team. In episode 020 I speak with Rick Kiley, a founding partner of Soho Experiential. We talk about his experiences as a...||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19: Time Management Methods, Mindsets, and Approaches||For many of us, there never seem to be enough hours in the day. Our to-do lists seem to accumulate new tasks faster than we can cross them off. There are demands from colleagues and clients at work, family obligations, and social responsibilities. And..||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18: Be a Culture Change Agent with Wes Kao||Whether you're trying to build a high performing team or transform your organization's culture, you need to be a change agent. When it comes to changing culture, thinking like a marketer can help. In episode 018 I speak with Wes Kao, an expert in...||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17: Put your Team First||Almost everything you do as a manager can be influenced or framed by the mindset of serving your team: in the level of autonomy you provide, in how you invest in people’s growth, and in the culture of respect and gratitude that you build, and...||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPYB 1: Pick Out The Raisins||This is the first bonus episode in the Parenting Your Business series. In these episodes, I talk about my experiences as a parent and manager or business leader, comparing situations and learnings. In this episode, I talk about the things we do for...||9/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16: Building an Agile Team with Sinead Condon||Is it possible for non-technical teams to benefit from practices like agile that were created by and for engineers? What if we’re not in a tech or software development space? How can non-techie managers take agile and use it for the growth of their...||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15: Invest In Your Team||The decision to invest in your employees can be one of the smartest decisions you make as a manager. When you allocate money, time, or energy to an employee’s growth, the benefits for them, for you, and for your business can be profound. Learn ways...||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14: Personality and Preferences with Rob Toomey||Diversity in the workplace is getting a lot of attention these days. As we build awareness of and increase the range of diversity in its many forms, one we mustn’t overlook is personality. Our workplaces are already quite diverse in this respect and..||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13: Essential Communication Skills||As managers, we’re constantly communicating with others by email, chat, phone, and in meetings. We share instructions, feedback, praise, and gratitude. We provide information, ask questions, and offer suggestions. In this episode, we discuss the...||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12: Designing Conversations with Daniel Stillman||We have conversations every day. We have them with our family and friends, our colleagues at work, and strangers at the grocery store. We have them online. We have them in our heads. Most conversations happen organically, but what happens when you...||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11: The Enjoyment Equation||Enjoyment may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about work, but it’s a critical ingredient to building a thriving team. In order for each person to flourish, they need feel a bit of joy in the work they do, the team they do it...||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: Effective Meetings with Elise Keith||Meetings have a bad rap, but they're critical to how work gets done. Today's guest, Elise Keith is the co-Founder of Lucid Meetings, which helps organizations run day-to-day meetings to power their organizational success. Elise and I discuss the 'bad...||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9: Show Meaningful and Authentic Appreciation||Expressing appreciation - a “thankful recognition” of the contribution of those around you - is part of the wave of positive psychology that has become mainstream in recent years. But how do we do this effectively in a work setting? Consider three..||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8: Optimize Your Time with Dorie Clark||Is it possible that prevailing perceptions about productivity don’t work for everyone? This week's guest Dorie Clark, productivity expert, strategy consultant, author, and professional speaker decided to put them to the test. Through her month-long...||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: Strengthening Connections and Building Relationships||Connections at work provide a sense of cohesion, which is essential for cultivating teamwork and collaboration. When there are strong relationships, many interpersonal dynamics become less stressful. Conflicts are reduced and those that do arise are...||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: The Importance of Heathy Workplace Culture w/ Fran Sepler||Does your work environment provide respect, fairness, and safety? Those are the three key attributes of a healthy workplace culture in which people contribute their best ideas and efforts. Too often we overlook the small behaviors that can have a...||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: Providing Autonomy That Works||--||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: Being a 'human' manager w/ Erica Keswin||Who is the best manager you ever had? How did they make you feel? There are a million different answers to this question, but none of them involve some variation of saying, “They made me feel like a number. Like a cog in the wheel.”...||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: Building a Culture of Respect||When you do have a culture of respect, it means that people are less stressed and there’s less conflict, and that means greater productivity. A culture of respect results in what experts call “psychological safety.” Simply put, it is being able...||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: What It Means to Be a Rockstar Manager||So now that we know how to be an unintentional manager, what does it take to be a rockstar manager? What does it take to truly make your team want to come to work for you every day, excited to get the work done, and ready to tackle whatever problem...||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: What It Means to Be an (Un)intentional Manager||What does it mean to be an unintentional manager? If you’re an unintentional manager, you likely don’t even realize the frustrating things that you may be doing. Here are 6 signs of an unintentional manager. Luckily, they’re easily identifiable...||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy You Should Listen to The Modern Manager||In this intro episode of The Modern Manager, host Mamie Kanfer Stewart shares what listeners can expect to hear from the show. Get ready for a podcast that will help you optimize your time, cultivate your team, and achieve your goals. Check out the...||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
A must listen for the leader of today and tomorrow
I just started listening this week to the podcasts and have found the topics and content to be current, informative and enlightening. I am sure we all want to be rock star managers, but like everything in life it takes continuous effort and lifelong adaptivity. I am hooked.
Accessible, Relevant, Awesome
Mamie delivers high-level expertise and guidance in an accessible and enjoyable format that can be immediately applicable to any manager in any work environment. She's clear, approaches each topic with curiousity and is refreshingly positive and optimistic and about realize the workplaces that could be and should be for every worker. A must listen!
Love this podcast!
These podcasts are awesome! They’re insightful and applicable! One of my favorite leadership podcasts!