Manager Tools

Manager Tools

Canada

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

Teaching Decision Making - The Responsibility Ladder - Part 1  

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

One On Ones After Conflict  

How to handle your One On One with your directs after you've had a disagreement with them, or a conflict.

Simple Facilitation - Choosing a Plan - Part 3  

Part 3 of our guidance on how to lead a group from a blank slate to a choice on where to focus on future.

Simple Facilitation - Choosing a Plan - Part 2  

Part 2 of our guidance on how to lead a group from a blank slate to a choice on where to focus on future.

Simple Facilitation - Choosing a Plan - Part 1  

How to lead a group from a blank slate to a choice on where to focus on future.

The Written Review Scale - Less Absolute Value  

You can and often should deliver a different message verbally than your written comments on a performance review. The key is to moderate your written comments with "Less Absolute Value."

How to Run Your Staff Meeting - Part 2 - HOF  

Part 2 of our Hall of Fame guidance on running your staff meeting.

How to Run Your Staff Meeting - Part 1 - HOF  

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

A Professional Sense of Humor - Part 2  

Part 2 of our guidance on what kind of jokes you can and can't tell as a manager and professional. And why.

A Professional Sense of Humor - Part 1  

What kind of jokes you can and can't tell as a manager and professional. And why.

Is This Normal? Episode 2  

Is This Normal? Episode 2

Special Edition - The Wall Street Journal Features Manager Tools  

In this bonus podcast, Mark comments on the recent Wall Street Journal article that featured Manager Tools.

Teach As If Teach Not Performance Communication  

How to provide some guidance or corrective input when feedback might be more than enough, or to ease a less experienced direct into a performance culture.

Delivering The Performance Review - Part 2 - HOF  

Part 2 of our Hall of Fame guidance on delivering a performance review.

Delivering The Performance Review - Part 1 - HOF  

Part 1 of our Hall of Fame guidance on delivering a performance review.

Performance Reviews - Part 2 - HOF  

Part 2 of one of our Hall of Fame casts on how to prepare performance reviews.

Performance Reviews - Part 1 - HOF  

This week, we're re-releasing one of our Hall of Fame casts on how to prepare performance reviews (part 1).

Don't Vote! - How to Get Group Input on Decisions - Part 2  

Part 2 of our guidance on effective ways to get input for decisions in meetings.

Don't Vote! - How to Get Group Input on Decisions - Part 1  

Effective ways to get input for decisions in meetings.

No Surprises In Reviews  

It's unprofessional to deliver new information to a direct in a performance review.

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