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The Modern Manager

Mamie Kanfer Stewart

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Host Mamie Kanfer Stewart shares practical approaches to help you be a great manager. Learn more at: https://themodernmanager.com/ Solo episodes are like mini-courses, providing actionable tips based on experience and research. Guest episodes are engaging conversations that elicit insights and suggestions for how to apply the ideas. Learn more about effective meeting practices, communication skills, managing conflict, team building, time management, group dynamics, goal setting and accountab ...
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Management Development Unlocked is a global top 10% podcast for new managers and leaders who want to transform from high-performing individual contributors to great people managers. As the saying goes, “What got you here won’t get you there.” The skills that made you a great employee are almost completely opposite from the skills that will make you a great manager and leader. Eric Girard is your guide during this key transition. Experienced managers and leaders will also benefit from the tip ...
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The Disrupted Workforce

The Disrupted Workforce

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Are you ready to adapt and reinvent yourself for the most disrupted and digital workforce in history? Learn more at: https://www.thedisruptedworkforce.com/. It is estimated that over 1 billion people will need reskilling by 2030, and AI will impact more than 300 million jobs. Work, identity, and what it means to be human are rapidly changing. What would it feel like to belong and not get stuck? Join hosts Nate Thompson and Alex Schwartz and the top voices in the Future of Work to uncover how ...
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Just Leading

Leading Edge, Jews of Color Initiative, SRE Network

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In Just Leading, three trailblazing thought-leaders—Gali Cooks, Ilana Kaufman, and Elana Wien—host intimate conversations with a diverse subset of leaders within and beyond the Jewish world to examine how to bring more equity into the workplace. Spearheaded by nonprofit giants, Leading Edge, SRE Network, and Jews of Color Initiative, experience a first-of-its-kind investigation into the crucibles of leadership in a resounding effort to close the empathy gap in the Jewish community, and the w ...
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MASTERS IN CLARITY

Dolores Hirschmann

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You can’t take action if you don’t have clarity. When you have clarity, you can take intentional action and have the desired impact. Internationally recognized, TEDx Organizer, Strategist, Leadership Coach and Clarity Master Dolores Hirschmann guides the path from confusion to clarity and her guests too. Take the first step to getting clear in your entrepreneurship path, here at Masters In Clarity Podcast! Service providers know how hard it is to grow your business. From coaches offering pro ...
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A recent survey conducted by Talker Research revealed that 38% of Americans have never felt more uninspired at work than they do now. That’s a bit over one-third of the workforce! In light of this dissatisfaction, what can be said about management? The post-pandemic workforce has a new view on what gives their lives meaning and the benefits of hybr…
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Today’s episode of Management Development Unlocked features Mamie Kanfer Stewart. Mamie is an expert on meetings, including when and how to make them effective, engaging, and enjoyable. Mamie hosts The Modern Manager podcast and is the author of Momentum: Creating Effective, Engaging, and Enjoyable Meetings. She is a coach and hosts trainings and w…
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Knowing what motivates you and your team members can be a huge advantage as a manager. On this episode of Management Development Unlocked, Eric sits down with Will Goldstein-Mahon to discuss the differences between engagement and motivation and why leaders have to know what motivates and demotivates their teams. Will is the Director of Learning and…
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When you think of project management, what first comes to mind? For many folks, it’s associated with getting certified to lead the execution of major projects. You can even hold the title of Project Manager in some businesses! Yet, much of what all managers do–setting goals, creating plans, managing teams–is essentially project management. We’ve qu…
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On today’s episode of Management Development Unlocked, Eric welcomes guest Tammy Alvarez to the show to talk about her new book, Escaping the Career Trap. Tammy is the founder and CEO of Career Winners Circle, where they empower business leaders to make a big impact and love every Monday again. They focus on helping people navigate a career step in…
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Dealing with stressful conversations is never easy; whether you’re telling a client the project is delayed or relaying a bad performance review to a team member. But as managers, we can’t just avoid these conversations. Putting them off may protect us from our vulnerabilities, but they actually get in the way of having authentic and productive conv…
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On today’s Management Development Unlocked, Eric interviews his former colleague Melissa Sheehan, a marketing expert based in San Francisco, California. Melissa currently works in the talent marketing and employer brand space for a global technology company, where she helps attract and engage employees. Melissa’s background spans various areas of m…
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Meetings are an important part of how we collaborate, but too often, they feel more like a waste of time rather than a productive engagement. How often have you left a meeting feeling like you’ve lost time and momentum? Our guest has found a way to reclaim your time and make every meeting count. Today’s guest is Yari Ising. Yari is the founder of T…
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Teamwork makes the dream work. But does it? Most of us believe that being a team means nurturing teamwork, embracing camaraderie, and supporting each other emotionally. However, these factors, although very important, aren't essential for every type of team. Today’s guest will unpack what makes a team and how to build a strong one. Meet James Scoul…
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Anyone who has experimented with generative AI knows the tech is still flawed. Despite massive investments in AI models, tools, and applications, the fact that AI outputs are still biased and inconsistently accurate raises global concerns regarding trustworthiness and who is responsible for making AI safe as it evolves at earth-shattering speed. Th…
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Today’s episode of Management Development Unlocked features Alexa Chilcutt, a professor of executive education at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and Texas Christian University. Alexa is also an executive coach who works one-on-one with professionals and is an expert on executive presence. Eric and Alexa focus on executive presence (EP) in this…
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Do you feel overwhelmed as you step into your first management role? Climbing up the corporate ladder can be exciting, but research shows that transitioning from an individual contributor into a manager role is one of the most challenging and stressful periods in a person’s career. Many new managers don’t easily make the psychological transition fr…
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Today, on Management Development Unlocked, Eric sits down with Jimmy Burroughes, founder and CEO of Jimmy Burroughes Leadership. His company focuses on turning busy, overworked, and overwhelmed managers into high-impact leaders. Jimmy achieves this using his books, a podcast, and 400-500 workshops annually. Those workshops include facilitated conve…
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Have you tried ChatGPT yet? AI is taking the business world by storm and AI tools have now become an integral part of daily workflows. While many businesses are already discovering ways to adopt and leverage AI, a lot of managers I speak with aren't sure how to take advantage of it. In this week's episode, I share my list of top picks of innovative…
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Hustle culture is huge among business leaders and entrepreneurs, often leading to them feeling unfulfilled, disenchanted with their work, and overwhelmed. But what if you could grow your business and succeed without sacrificing yourself? There’s a catch, though. It takes a next-level commitment to yourself and an inward journey to do the deep heali…
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On this episode of Management Development Unlocked, Eric sits down with Heli Nehama Ozery, founder and CEO of Artemis OD, a management consulting firm based in Silicon Valley. For the past 15 years, Heli has been working with global companies to help them elevate performance and productivity while fostering employee growth. Heli is passionate about…
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Vulnerability is a key ingredient in nurturing meaningful personal relationships, but does it hold the same weight in a professional context? Brené Brown has popularized the idea of vulnerability, but how we act vulnerable in the workplace differs from how we show vulnerability in personal spaces. After all, work comes with its own set of challenge…
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On this episode of Management Development Unlocked, Eric explores the five key habits of winning leaders with guest Rusty Fulling. Rusty is the founder and CEO of Fulling Management & Accounting, based in Olathe, Kansas. Fulling Management & Accounting serves business leaders around the country in the accounting space, helping them gain clarity, gr…
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When you think of a successful career, the first thing that comes to mind is probably not generosity–a term not often associated with the business world. However, generosity in leadership is about giving of oneself–time, attention, and mentorship–for everyone’s gain. And that’s a powerful business strategy. Generous leaders invest in their team’s g…
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Could the ever-evolving advancements in AI help companies create a better working world for humanity? Or will it drag us into a dystopian future that eliminates all privacy? On this episode of The Disrupted Workforce, we’re uncovering how the balance between technology and an understanding of human biology can maximize productivity, enhance human c…
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On this episode of Management Development Unlocked, Eric sits down with Ethan Nash. Ethan is the CEO and a leadership consultant at Nash Consulting in the Seattle, Washington, area. Eric and Ethan dig into his background in management, consulting, and leadership development and training, the one thing managers should know to be successful, and what…
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How does it feel to work with somebody you'd rather avoid? Let's admit it: We all experience a fair share of difficult people at work. And many times, we just have to be around them whether we like it or not. However, there are a few things, that we can do to lessen their impact on us. Today's workplace expert unpacks everything we need to know abo…
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On this episode of Management Development Unlocked, Eric sits down with Kristin Cummings, founder of Virtual COO. Virtual COO helps small and midsize businesses strategize to help their businesses grow. Eric and Kristin dig into how virtual or fractional C-suite team members can help businesses, what a COO’s job entails, and Kristin offers some hel…
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One of the most crucial yet often overlooked tasks for managers is hiring. While it may seem straightforward, hiring is an intricate process filled with challenges that can shake even the most seasoned manager. In today’s competitive job market, where job postings can receive hundreds, if not thousands, of applications, distinguishing top candidate…
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It’s no news that AI and the exponential rise in freelancing are reshaping the future of work, but besides transforming jobs, they’re also expanding the talent pool. Today’s guest on The Disrupted Workforce is Gali Arnon, the Chief Business Officer of Fiverr, an online marketplace for freelance services with a mission to change how the world works …
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This episode of Management Development Unlocked features Jason Dreyer, a training and development professional with 18 years of experience in the field. Jason works for a midsize engineering firm, helping their leaders across the country to be better. Eric sits down with him to talk about the DISC personality assessment, how it can help you better …
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Do you feel overwhelmed with your role as a manager? What exactly is your job? Managers are key to organizational success. They act as a vital link between leaders' strategic vision and individual contributors' execution. This means we need to guarantee clarity during handoffs and cultivate a culture of accountability within our teams. Feel like a …
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On this episode of Management Development Unlocked, Eric sits down with Stephen Davis, the Director of Learning and Development at ArchKey Solutions. ArchKey is one of the nation’s leading electrical contractor and service suppliers. Stephen has been in the learning and development industry for more than 20 years and has experience in various indus…
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Do you ever wish there was a straightforward way to figure out how to be and do your best as a manager? Fortunately, there is. Introducing the Modern Manager Framework. Whether you're trying to improve your time management, navigate conflict, or lead better team meetings, the Modern Manager Framework can help you achieve your goals. In this week's …
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AI as a productivity tool is old news. The reality is that we’re just barely scratching the surface of what’s possible with generative AI. Today, we gain a different perspective on how AI can be leveraged as productive friction for enhancing human capacity. This isn't about making repetitive tasks easier; it's about making us better. In this episod…
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On this episode of Management Development Unlocked, Eric sits down with Matt Gjertsen, the founder and Chief Learning Officer of Better Every Day Studios. Better Every Day Studios aims to transform how companies view talent development by building custom training solutions that deliver business results for organizations. Matt uses what he learned a…
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What exactly is strategic thinking? Many of us often confuse strategic thinking with strategic planning and implementation. We know strategy is crucial in the business world and that strategic thinking skills are valued by senior executives. This week’s podcast guest says anyone can be a strategic thinker and explains how! Today’s guest is Dr. Juli…
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Just because we live in the age of information doesn’t mean that we’re actually learning. As a society, we’re overwhelmed, and there’s a reason for it — the explosion of non-information. This candid episode reveals more about it. Today, we’re diving into the mind of Richard Saul Wurman, an American architect, designer, and visionary creator behind …
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Today’s Management Development Unlocked features Wendy Pfeiffer, an executive in technology roles for the past 30 years. Wendy’s career focus is on the intersection of technology and business operations. Her goal has always been to help companies and people use technology for all their purposes. She primarily focuses on assisting mid-level and seni…
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Most people think that change at work is great. It has become the defining characteristic of successful organizations, teams, and individuals. But psychologically, change is HARD on humans–it’s a common source of stress for many of us. When there’s change or uncertainty at work, it creates a degree of fear and anxiety. However, work rituals can hel…
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On this episode of Management Development Unlocked, Eric sits down with Asian American inclusivity expert Jolene Jang. Jolene is a fourth-generation American with Japanese, Chinese, and Swedish heritage. As an Asian American, she recognizes that Asian Americans are left out of many conversations and is working to change that. During her career in o…
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When was the last time you effortlessly swayed someone's opinion? For leaders, it's likely that not everyone who works with you will embrace the ideas and decisions you make—and that's okay. But convincing people to rally behind your vision, sway their perspectives, and generate buy-in is part of the job. Conventional strategies have lost their eff…
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On today’s Management Development Unlocked, Eric speaks with Matt Abrahams. Matt is a lecturer at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where he teaches strategic communication. He is also an author with a new book called Think Faster, Talk Smarter, and the host of a podcast by the same name. Matt is passionate about communication and helping oth…
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Being a successful manager in today’s modern workplace is not a straightforward task. It requires delivering results and thinking strategically, all the while supporting team members’ growth and development. Given these demands, it’s unsurprising that professional development may not be your top priority. Today’s guest thinks otherwise–you can make…
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DETAILS | Part 2 of our uplifting, insightful conversation with Noelle Russell (LinkedIn’s Top AI Voice, Microsoft’s 2X MVP in AI, Accenture’s Global AI Solutions Lead, and AI Leadership Institute founder) focuses on enhancing AI literacy and the power of community in exploring AI's potential. Our discussion addresses common fears and misconception…
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Today’s episode of Management Development Unlocked features Gerardo Segat. Gerardo spent 20 years as the Chairman and CEO of a family office business before starting a leadership coaching business in 2017. Over the past decade, he has been a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, the world’s largest community of leaders and CEOs. He has serv…
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A high performance culture is what often separates great teams from the rest. Culture is vital to your organization's success, but do managers really have that much influence on culture? This week’s guest says we do! Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry is a pioneering force in culture development and building high-performing teams. His journey began with a personal …
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Eric sits down with Cath Song, Human Resources Business Partner at Baidu, on this episode of Management Development Unlocked. Cath has more than six years of experience in the HR world and is a results-driven strategic thinker with a global background. Her company, Baidu, is a Google competitor emphasizing AI and is one of the biggest search engine…
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Life is a series of choices. We make decisions every single day that affect how we live our lives–whether you’re picking what to have for lunch or steering a company strategy. For managers, effective decision-making skills at work are essential. So, how do you ensure you make the right decisions and stay on top of your game? In this week’s episode,…
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DETAILS | Part 1 | Is it possible to love Generative AI? In this stark contrast to all the fearmongering, Noelle Russell takes a stand for all that is good with Generative AI and reinforces why she is a LinkedIn Top AI Voice, Microsoft's MVP in AI, Accenture's Global AI Solutions Lead, and the founder of AI Leadership Institute. This episode is so …
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On today’s Management Development Unlocked, Eric interviews Roger Martin, co-founder and CEO of ThriveMore Brands. ThriveMore is a platform company with franchise brands under its umbrella, including RockBox Fitness and beem® Light Sauna. They also have a nutrition company and are discussing bringing an overseas franchise concept to America. The co…
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Your team members' motivation levels can greatly impact their productivity, engagement, morale, and, of course, the quality of their work. But motivating people is HARD. Surprisingly, bigger paychecks are less effective than we think they are in motivating people to do good work and stick around. So, if money is not an adequate motivation tool, the…
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Today, on Management Development Unlocked, Eric interviews success coach Nathalie Pincham. Nathalie specializes in coaching ambitious, vision-driven founders and leaders. She is also the host of the Your Success Tonic podcast and founder of Story Tonic. As a high achiever herself, Nathalie helps her clients redefine success on their own terms inste…
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What comes to mind when you think about culture? Most of us believe that culture is related to national origin and ethnicity, but culture is so much more than that. We may live in the same country, and yet it’s not uncommon to have different cultural preferences that influence how we show up at work and in life. And when we aren’t aware of these cu…
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DETAILS | In this inspiring conversation, Stephanie Nadi Olson, founder of We Are Rosie, one of the fastest-growing companies in the US, shares her remarkable journey from refugee roots to revolutionizing the modern workforce. Her origin story profoundly shaped her business ethos and drive to create something extraordinary. We Are Rosie is a platfo…
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