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Supermanagers, brought to you by the team at Fellow.app, is the podcast for managers and leaders who want to excel at the art of leading teams and organizations. Aydin Mirzaee, CEO at Fellow, interviews world-class executives about the habits, thought patterns, and experiences that help them be the leaders they are today. Topics: • Management • Leadership • Remote work • Productivity • Scaling teams & organizations • Coaching • Feedback • Workplace culture • Employee engagement & motivation ...
 
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https://fellow.app/supermanagers/dan-martell-saas-academy-are-you-a-transactional-or-transformational-leader-how-to-build-frameworks-for-success-and-design-your-time/ Experience is not as important as potential. Building frameworks for success for high-potential entry-level people in leadership and management positions allows for growth within an o…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/cameron-herold-coo-alliance-every-ceo-needs-a-great-coo-understanding-the-second-in-command/ What exactly is the role of Chief Operations Officer? In episode #131, Cameron Herold explains the often misunderstood executive position of COO and why CEOs need one. Cameron Herold is the founder of COO Alliance and Second…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/dave-mcjannet-hashicorp-from-zero-to-scale-how-to-pick-a-market-find-the-people-and-build-the-systems/ Companies move through different growth phases and require unique strategies along the way. Dave first joined HashiCorp when there were just 30 employees. Today, there are over 2,500 people globally! In episode #13…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/lena-reinhard-hypergrowth-in-engineering-organizations-how-to-hire-grow-and-support-the-atomic-unit-of-a-team/ Maintaining a high performance culture during a period of hypergrowth is hard. Performance management is neglected, hiring standards decrease… In episode #129, Lena Reinhard shares her tactical approach to …
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/hillery-hunter-ibm-strategic-thinking-fire-fighting-and-balcony-moments-how-to-make-time-for-it-all/ When was the last time you had a ‘balcony moment’? A balcony moment is when you take a step back, go up to the balcony, look down and observe what you and everyone else are doing. In episode #128, Hillery Hunter shar…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/mike-adams-grain-leading-with-authenticity-acting-with-vulnerability-how-to-navigate-different-wants-with-your-team/ What should you do if what you want is completely different than what your team wants? In episode #127, Mike Adams shares how he deals with managing a fully remote team while hating remote work. Mike …
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/ben-eubanks-lighthouse-the-real-definition-of-workplace-flexibility-and-how-to-achieve-it/ Workplace flexibility has a broader definition than you think. As leaders, we often assume we know what flexibility means to people, but flexibility is more than where you work. In episode 126, Ben Eubanks shares insights from…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/tony-jamous-oyster-building-a-human-centric-organization-emotional-safety-location-freedom-and-massive-diversity/ If you want to build a company, how would you build it? What would the conditions be for building that company? In episode #125, Tony said he wanted emotional safety, flexibility, and massive diversity. …
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/alexandra-sunderland-fellow-retrospectives-public-channels-and-asynchronous-meetings/ Why does everyone need to have retrospective meetings? There needs to be space to talk about long-standing issues that don’t come up day to day in the workplace. In episode #124, Alexandra shares the power of async meetings and exa…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/rob-zuber-cto-circleci-how-to-retain-talent-and-run-skip-levels/ How often do you ask your team what’s on their mind? Asking what matters to them can tell you a lot about the organization, and if everyone is working toward the same mission. If everyone has a different answer, then something may be off. In episode #1…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/jackye-clayton-textio-raising-the-bar-from-day-1-why-talent-acquisition-and-dei-go-hand-in-hand/ Have you ever had such a great interview experience that you’ve wanted to tell your friends to apply, just so they can experience it? That’s the goal at Textio. In episode #122, Jackye explains how she sets the bar from …
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/john-gleeson-motive-a-compass-is-better-than-a-roadmap-becoming-a-manager-of-managers/ When an organization is experiencing hyper growth, it can be difficult to remain aligned. That’s why having a north star is crucial in guiding the team in the right direction. John Gleeson is the Vice President of Customer Success…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/brian-elliott-how-slack-svp-approaches-culture-and-provides-flexibility/ Middle managers don’t have it easy. They actually have worse stress levels than anybody else, including individual contributors and executives. In episode #120, Brian shares many results and interesting statistics done from pulse surveys at Fut…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/mike-murchison-ada-the-habits-of-purposeful-leaders/ How can you ensure consistency in the workplace? By using frameworks, building systems, and sharing feedback. In episode #119, learn how Mike uses an async mindset to increase productivity, clarity and decision-making with his team. Mike Murchison is a 5 time foun…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/jevan-soo-lenox-insitro-building-a-cohesive-culture-how-you-bring-people-into-an-organization-is-how-you-set-them-up/ If the workplace culture isn’t being lived, it doesn’t really matter, does it? Managers are responsible for bringing the culture to life. Jevan Soo Lenox, Chief People Officer at Insitro, dives into …
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/rajkumari-neogy-rewiring-management-how-the-brain-comes-into-play-with-leadership/ What does neurobiology have to do with leadership? Everything! In episode #117, Rajkumari Neogy shares how the left and right hemispheres of the brain communicate in the workforce and how to use resonant language. Rajkumari is an epig…
 
It’s easy to feel productive when checking off time-sensitive tasks. But are you focusing on impact? In episode #116 Chase explains how to ensure impact, unite employees around work, and prevent isolation all while in a remote organization. Chase Warrington is the Head of Remote at Doist, a remote-first team of 93 people representing 41 nationaliti…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/mychelle-mollot-solace-focus-on-the-how-not-just-the-what/ Can you coach negative team members to be more positive? Yes! But lean towards helping them communicate effectively, rather than changing their perspective. Mychelle Mollot is the Chief Marketing Officer at Solace and has over 25 years of experience as a lea…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/chris-williams-how-microsofts-former-vp-of-human-resources-optimizes-clarity-vision-and-feedback/ How can you almost guarantee failure? By not having a clear vision. On episode #114, Chris Williams, former Microsoft Vice President of Human Resources, shares the power of clarity and vision. Chris was responsible for …
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/bilal-aijazi-polly-why-creating-systems-of-continuous-feedback-is-a-requirement-to-scale/ In order to have a positive and productive workplace, there should be a culture of continuous feedback and engagement. Bilal Aijazi is the CEO and Co-Founder of Polly, an app that captures instant feedback. On episode 113, Bila…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/karen-mangia-salesforce-dont-hog-all-the-problems/ How can you create choices for and with your employees? Why is that important? “Choice is what moves us from limited to limitless.” Karen Mangia is the Vice President, Customer & Market Insights at Salesforce and author of four books. In today’s episode, Karen talks…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/roger-martin-think-to-win-the-difference-between-strategy-and-planning/ Are you being strategic or are you just planning? At least 90% of all the strategy that goes on in the world is planning, not strategy. Roger Martin is a trusted strategy advisor, author of A New Way to Think: Your Guide to Superior Managerial E…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/matt-martin-clockwise-leading-in-a-volatile-economy-how-to-create-sustainable-work/ What impacts employees in having a positive or negative attitude about their workplace? Hint: it’s not just salary! Matt Martin is the CEO and Co-founder of Clockwise, a tool that optimizes your team’s calendars to create more time i…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/melissa-rosenthal-clickup-achieving-productive-outcomes-how-to-unlock-creativity-within-your-team/ Has your team ever experienced creative blocks? How can managers help their teams remain aligned and productive? In today’s episode, Melissa dives deep into what it takes to lead creative teams while staying aligned an…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/zack-onisko-dribbble-lessons-from-a-bootstrapped-startup-team-building-divergent-thinking-tiger-metrics/ Trust your team to take things off your plate. How do you do that? By delegation, sharing your legos, and avoid being a bottleneck. Zack Onisko is the CEO of Dribbble, a community where designers share, grow, & g…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/carly-brantz-digitalocean-reaching-a-constant-state-of-improvement-how-to-build-confidence Start a listening tour early on in your career to build and maintain relationships in the workplace. Carly Brantz is the Chief Marketing Officer at DigitalOcean, a cloud services provider for small businesses. On episode 107, …
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/liam-martin-time-doctor-running-remote-teams-applying-the-hierarchy-of-communication/ Distance bias can play a huge role in hybrid offices. So, what is the cheat code to hybrid? All management should be fully remote. Liam Martin is the Co-Founder of Time Doctor and the world’s largest remote conference, Running Remo…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/cristina-georgoulakis-776-give-away-your-legos-how-to-hire-smart-people-get-out-of-their-way/ Don’t assume your high-performing employees can handle everything! Get out of their way, but check in regularly. Cristina Georgoulakis is the Founder Outcomes Partner at 776, a venture capital firm founded by builders. On e…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/joel-beasley-modern-cto-aligning-expectations-vs-reality-how-to-create-successful-environments/ Do the job descriptions match the reality of the workplace? Joel Beasley is the host and author of Modern CTO, a book and podcast for Chief Technology Officers to share their experiences. On episode 104, Joel shares the l…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/russ-laraway-author-the-big-3-of-leadership-how-to-develop-engaged-employees-and-better-business-results/ Managers are failing everywhere. Let’s change this. Russ Laraway is the Chief People Officer for Goodwater Capital and the author of his new book When They Win, You Win. On today’s episode, Russ discusses the di…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/erin-thomas-upwork-making-the-workplace-more-human-how-everybody-wins-with-dei/ How do you get a whole organization behind the ‘why’? Erin Thomas is the VP, Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging at Upwork, the world's work marketplace that connects businesses with independent professionals around the globe. On to…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/brendan-ittelson-zoom-the-success-and-failures-of-a-product-launch/ Are you launching what the customer needs or what you want? In episode #101, Brendan asks, “are you drinking your own champagne?" Brendan Ittelson is the Chief Technology Officer at Zoom. Brendan shared what it takes to scale an organization and how…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/david-sacks-craft-ventures-from-paypal-mafia-to-viral-startups We asked David about the famous “PayPal Mafia” – and how he was able to recruit all these talented people… Subscribe to our newsletter to gain access to the exclusive content and his answer here: https://fellow.app/newsletter/ David was part of the infam…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/karen-hebert-maccaro-morning-brew-being-an-unflappable-leader-human-centered-management/ True or false: leaders must remain calm and cool under every circumstance. Fact: managers shouldn’t always appear stoic or unflappable. On episode 99, Karen Hebert-Maccaro, General Manager of Education at Morning Brew, shares wh…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/jen-hope-coach-overcoming-imposter-syndrome-how-to-use-emotional-regulation-and-waterfall-habits/ Is imposter syndrome being oversimplified in the workplace? Jen Hope specializes in coaching startup leaders and teams to maximize professional and personal outcomes. On episode 98, Jen dives into interacting with extro…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/david-hanrahan-eventbrite-hold-the-mirror-dont-paint-the-picture-how-to-lead-an-experienced-team-and-coach-underperformers/ How can you show your team that there is room for improvement? Hold the mirror up, but don’t paint the picture. David Hanrahan is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Eventbrite with over 20 ye…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/patrick-ewers-mindmaven-the-gift-of-being-heard-how-to-nurture-relationships-and-have-impactful-conversations/ Voicing your positive thoughts about someone else could be the most powerful relationship habit. This is called positive alacrity. Patrick Ewers is the founder and CEO of Mindmaven, an executive coaching fi…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/heidi-hauver-shinydocs-when-you-mess-up-fess-up-why-self-awareness-is-a-leadership-superpower/ How often do you stand up and say, “Oops, I messed up.”? The next time you mess up and fess up, you will have more trust and credibility with your team. Heidi Hauver, Vice President, People Experience at ShinyDocs, reminds…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/dan-greene-impossible-foods-hiring-training-learning-the-3-elements-of-building-high-performing-teams/ What makes high-performing teams? According to Dan, you need 3 foundational elements. Dan Greene is the Sr. Vice President of North American Sales and Growth at Impossible Foods. Dan also led large teams and revenu…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/lloyed-lobo-boast-if-its-perfect-its-too-late-why-you-should-give-up-tasks-and-delegate-projects/ Are you only shipping projects when they’re perfect? If it’s perfect, it’s too late! Lloyed Lobo is the Co-founder and President of Boast.AI and also chairs the annual TractionConf.io. In episode #93, Lloyed shares why …
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/michael-bungay-stanier-author-the-best-managers-dont-rescue-they-coach/ How many times have you told your team the answer to their problems rather than ask them questions? We’ve all done it! Today’s guest is Michael Bungay Stanier, founder of Box of Crayons and author of “The Coaching Habit” & “How to Begin”. In tod…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/anna-curzon-xero-does-your-team-bring-you-bad-news-how-to-know-if-you-have-a-reward-or-fear-based-culture/ How often does your team bring you bad news? And how do you react to it when they do? Anna Curzon is the Chief Product Officer at Xero, and also previously led internet banking at ASB. In episode #91, Anna talk…
 
What steps should you take if you are on the fence about hiring a candidate? Nick Dimitrov, former Amazon Bar Raiser, teaches companies how to hire the best-quality talent that consistently raises their bar. In episode #90, Nick talks about how leaders can acknowledge and eliminate hiring biases. He also shares who should have the final call on hir…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/paul-parisi-svb-stop-telling-people-what-they-should-be-doing/ Don't assume employees want to continuously grow in a company! Today’s guest is Paul Parisi, former President of Paypal Canada and today, the Head of Silicon Valley Bank Canada. In this episode, Paul shares how philosophy and psychology play a powerful p…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/scott-williamson-gitlab-can-you-take-a-problem-from-beginning-to-end/ It’s important to know how to manage the synthesizers on your team. But first, let’s understand who synthesizers are and how they work. Scott Williamson is the Chief Product Officer at GitLab. In episode 88, Scott breaks down what it means to be a…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/remi-guyot-blablacar-you-wont-have-all-the-answers/ What does it really mean to be intellectually honest and how do you disassociate from ideas? Rémi Guyot is the Chief Product Officer at BlaBlaCar. Rémi is also the author of a biweekly newsletter titled Mind Fooled, where he writes about leadership, design, and how…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/colleen-mccreary-credit-karma-dont-be-the-ceo-of-happiness/ Taking responsibility and ownership is a crucial skill for leaders, but what if there are certain things leaders shouldn’t be fully responsible for? Today’s guest is Colleen McCreary, the Chief People, Places, & Publicity Officer at Credit Karma. In this ep…
 
https://fellow.app/supermanagers/jennifer-goldman-wetzler-optimal-outcomes-stop-playing-the-blame-game/ How do you react in times of conflict? Or, have you ever stopped to even notice? Today’s guest is Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler, CEO of Alignment Strategies Group, and author of “OPTIMAL OUTCOMES: Free Yourself from Conflict at Work, at Home, and in L…
 
Shownotes + resources: https://fellow.app/supermanagers/paul-sloane-are-you-a-lateral-or-vertical-thinker/ How do you think outside of the box and why is it a leadership superpower? Paul Sloane is a leading Innovation Consultant and author of over 20 books (including The Innovative Leader). In this episode, Paul tells us about being an open-minded …
 
Show notes + resources: https://fellow.app/supermanagers/peter-anderton-internal-alignment-change-yourself-change-your-team/ Do you know the two rules of leadership? Peter Anderton is an Executive Coach who helps directors and their teams go further and faster by creating clarity in their goals. In this episode, Peter walks us through his two rules…
 
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