Manager Tools

Manager Tools

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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

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.

Never Rank Candidates  

Don't rank candidates as you are interviewing, individually or collectively. It biases the hiring process.

Brainstorming - Part 1 - HOF  

In today's fast and flat world, ideas are becoming critical competitive advantages. Managers - and many others - need to be good at getting the most and best ideas from themselves and their teams. This cast tells you how.

The Two Reasons To Fire Someone  

There are two general reasons to consider firing someone. Only one of them is "job performance." The other is tearing down the team.

Trinity Frequently Asked Questions #1: Why Wait Three Weeks To Start?  

Perhaps the most frequently asked question at conferences about rolling out the tools in the Management Trinity is why we recommend waiting three weeks. Here's why.

Is This Normal?  

Our guidance regarding what is normal in professional and organizational life.

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