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Host Mamie Kanfer Stewart shares practical approaches to help you be a great manager. 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. Episodes features topics like: effective meeting practices, communication skills, managing conflict, team building, time management, group dynamics, goal setting and accountability, team competencies, produ ...
 
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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When you wake up, make sure that you understand what is in your control and what is not. That is how you can practice the art of self-leadership. What is in your control? In your life? In work? Once you find that, you'll be able truly lead yourself. Join Dolores Hirschmann and her guest Stacy Raske as they talk about the importance of setting bound…
 
We live in an age of distraction. No matter what we have to do – whether it's writing an essay, working in an office, or just going about our daily lives – we are constantly at the mercy of internal and external distractions. These attention-breakers have serious consequences on our quality of work. The good news is that with our growing knowledge …
 
People that don't feel safe in their work can't reach their full potential. Psychological safety can make the difference between a productive and innovative workplace, and one where employees feel the need to keep their heads down. As managers, it's our responsibility to create a culture of psychological safety so our team members can communicate w…
 
For many people, the pandemic blurred the lines between personal and professional spaces. While this had many benefits such as bringing people closer together, it also created ambiguity that is challenging for managers to navigate. How can managers best create and maintain boundaries while supporting their team members’ whole selves? Today’s guest …
 
Organizations across the globe are reconsidering how, when, and where work gets done. As offices reopen and employees desire more flexibility, now is the time for teams and organizations to design a work ecosystem that meets today's needs while setting people up for the future. Today’s guest is Emily Esterly. Emily has nearly 15 years of experience…
 
Today I’m celebrating 200 episodes. This feels like a major accomplishment. When I launched the show in May 2018, just getting to 10 episodes felt a little overwhelming. Now, looking back, I’m so proud of what I was able to do and how many managers like yourself I’ve been able to help. It’s because of you that I create this show week after week. Fo…
 
Are you a woman in business? Are you're wondering what it would take for you to become visible? Founder and CEO of Women Entrepreneurs Inc. Melissa Barker joins Dolores Hirschmann in today’s episode to talk about the global platform she uses to connect women entrepreneurs to the people, resources, and opportunities they need to build a business tha…
 
Athletes train their bodies with intention. They practice their chosen activity but also take time to develop the skills needed for high performance. If our bodies benefit from both “playing the game” and “training in the gym”, why wouldn’t that same approach be true for our brains? Today’s guest is Darcy Luoma. Darcy is the author of Thoughtfully …
 
How do women become entrepreneurs? Dolores Hirschmann talks with Julie Foucht, an Art of Feminine Marketing Coach. Julie shares how she helps women face their fears and woundedness through shadow work in photoshoots. Seeing the wounded photos allows women to get it out of their bodies and heal. Then her team photographs them next when they’re power…
 
Whether you're a leader or a manager, the chances are that you occasionally (or regularly) find yourself dealing with difficult situations. Coaching is an increasingly popular way of helping people develop the skills, habits, and mindsets needed to reach their full potential by better understanding themselves, their goals, and the situations they e…
 
People management has become only tougher after the pandemic. As a manager, it's your job to find the right balance for your team. Should your team work from home or in the office? Or why are your team meetings not getting the results you want? If you're having those problems, then stay tuned to today's episode. Join Dolores Hirschmann as she talks…
 
It seems like every day there is a new communications app or an advance in communications technology capabilities. These tools are intended to help us collaborate more effectively with our team, but they can also lead to a tangled web of information and a messy communication system. Plus, teams are exploring new ways of working as hybrid work slowl…
 
How we go about our work can make or break our productivity and effectiveness. The ability to meet deadlines, stay calm under pressure, develop a project plan and focus on a task without checking email every five minutes are all part of the skillset known as executive functioning. While this part of our brain develops throughout childhood, many of …
 
Managers know the value of team building, but not all activities are effective or right for your people. Traditional team-building activities like ropes courses, paintball games, or scavenger hunts often don’t speak to millennials or employees in other generations. They can also be competitive instead of collaborative, or require physical abilities…
 
Accountability, when done right, isn't about exerting power or authority. It’s not about enforcing punishments or negative consequences. Instead, it’s about making sure that everyone does what they commit to doing through shared responsibility for success. Managers who do this develop strong teams with strong performance. Those who don’t do this en…
 
To amplify your growing market, you might want to try looking into podcast networks. Today’s guest is Hala Taha, the host of Young and Profiting Podcast and the CEO of YAP Media, a full-service social media and podcast marketing agency for top podcasters, celebrities, and CEOs generating over $2M in revenue in its first year. In this episode, she c…
 
As managers, we have a responsibility to help our employees find stability in a time of chaos. To do this most effectively, we need to understand how the brain functions best—and most importantly, how it can go wrong. Understanding the neuroscience of change will give us unparalleled insight into managing moments of uncertainty and times of change …
 
The brain is an amazing thing. Its capacity to learn is almost endless. But too often the process of learning can feel boring, difficult, stressful, and even painful. In order for the brain to retain what we’ve learned, we need to deploy the right strategies. These simple approaches make learning efficient and enjoyable. Today’s guest is Collin Jew…
 
It’s easy to get caught in the whirlwind of work. We can get carried along by the hundreds of things that need to get done, never stepping back to consider if it’s actually working or whether the path is even the right one. Taking time to prioritize, reflect, or set boundaries that actually get followed can feel like a luxury we just can’t afford g…
 
Keeping your audience engaged can be challenging. This has become a lot harder, especially with the virtual setup we’re forced to adapt to. Shifting from live events to virtual spaces is no joke, and Bari Baumgardner sits with Dolores Hirschmann to share her thoughts on that. Bari is the founder of SAGE Event Management, best known for creating "pu…
 
Influencing others is a key part of most managerial positions. Too often we conflate authority with influence. Authority is an exercise in power while influence is about encouraging people to join you in a shared mission. Whether it's getting a team member to change their behavior, generating buy-in from your supervisor, or getting a colleague in a…
 
It’s easy to get caught up in the “us versus them” mentality. Our brains naturally like to categorize people and then bond with those who are “on our team” while alienating those who are not. This can happen within an organization “marketing vs sales” or by identity “men vs other gender identities” or geography “London HQ vs remote team members” an…
 
Some managers worry that hiring a freelancer means you will have to take a leap of faith. You won’t know that person’s work ethic or professional personality. But in reality, hiring and managing a freelancer doesn’t need to be scary. Instead, it can transform your team’s work. Today’s guest is Matthew Mottola. Matthew is a leader in ethically creat…
 
Like any field, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion continues to evolve. As managers, we need to continue to grow and develop our skills. While it may seem hard to keep up with the newest concepts, it may very well be one of the most important components to being a rockstar manager now and in the future. Today’s guest is Perrine Farque. Perrine is an a…
 
In business, your marketing should be an extension of who you are, and not just another chore. When you approach marketing in an authentic way, barriers disappear and you are able to connect with your prospective clients in a new way. Branding and marketing consultant, Christina Frei, talks to Dolores Hirschmann about her authentic, and holistic ap…
 
Great managers invest in growing their team members. But who is actually responsible for professional development? Surprise: it’s the individual, not the manager. Organizations take a wide variety of approaches to professional development ranging from none at all to reserving Individual Development Plans (IDPs) for only high potentials or those str…
 
The summer of 2021 saw a staggering increase in resignations and the trend has remained. Management professor Anthony Klotz called this phenomenon the "Great Resignation." In response to the pandemic, people are rethinking their job, career, and lifestyle. What can we do, as managers, to keep our best people from leaving us? Today’s guest is Christ…
 
What do you think of when you hear the word velocity? Speed? Direction? While we’re busy running quickly from one thing to another, it's important that we always have a clear vision for where we’re headed. Working effectively isn’t just about getting to the future quickly. It’s knowing where you’re going so that your speed is meaningful. Today’s gu…
 
Your voice is the most powerful tool you own! When you are confident in who you are and grounded in what you’re saying, the words flow with ease. But sometimes, without noticing, our voice betrays us. If we ignore how we speak, we may be undermining the message we’re trying so to hard to convey. Now, today’s guest is Judith Weinman. Judy is a speec…
 
Executive functioning is a set of cognitive skills that help us manage time, plan, prioritize, initiate and complete tasks, regulate emotions, and resist distractions. These skills impact how we perform at work and in life – it’s the foundation of self-management. This is the second of two episodes on executive functioning skills. This episode revi…
 
From a young age, much of our lives have been directed by others. Our parents, teachers, and other adults tell us what to do and how to do it. In many cultures, it’s not until adulthood that we are truly able to be self-directed, and by that point, it can be difficult for some of us to know how to show up most effectively without the constant direc…
 
For a first time manager, it can feel like a bait-and-switch: You were told you’re now a manager but what they should have said is you now have to lead meetings, give feedback, make hard decisions, manage conflict, set deadlines and hold people accountable, and about a million other things. Even for experienced managers, it can feel like we’ve neve…
 
It's easy to get caught up in the game of doing. There are so many opportunities in life. Saying no can be one of the most difficult things managers need to do to protect their time. We want to do it all, but at the end of the day, being so busy doesn’t make us happy or help us achieve our goals. Saying no forces you to figure out what's important,…
 
Executive functioning is a common topic amongst parents and educators of teens, but rarely discussed in the workplace. Yet, it’s the set of capabilities that we use daily to regulate our emotions, thinking, and behavior which collectively allow us to deliver results. This skill set, like any other, needs to be understood by managers so that we can …
 
Organizations are prioritizing DEI, but what is guiding their decisions? It’s important to gather data that can inform strategies, programmatic investments, and help track progress. But what data is captured, as well as how that data is gathered, is critical. Today’s guest is Erica Lee. Erica is the co-founder and COO of Pluto, a startup advancing …
 
When you let fear overpower you, you stop living. Use that fear instead and choose to live a brave life. In this episode, Dolores Hirschmann sits down for a discussion on bravery and fear with leadership coach Heather Vickery. Dolores talks about why people let fear overpower them and what you can do to choose bravery every day. Listen and be inspi…
 
Between technology, globalization, and a pandemic, it’s no wonder that businesses are experiencing disruption faster than ever. Regardless of industry or location, teams and organizations need to develop the skills to navigate regularly changing environments and increasing ambiguity. Today’s guest is Brant Cooper. Brant is the CEO of Moves the Need…
 
The rise of social media has allowed employers and managers to gain access to their people’s private lives in ways never before possible. While it may seem like a gift to be able to instantly gain insight into who someone “really” is, the question every manager must answer is, “is it worth it?” Today's guest is Bianca Lager. Bianca is a business ma…
 
While much of leading a team is the same regardless of whether you’re co-located or geographically disbursed, leading from a distance can feel significantly harder. Even after 18+ months of working remotely, we still haven’t figured out how to optimize our virtual teamwork. This episode tackles the critical elements that managers need to focus on w…
 
The path to happiness is difficult and complicated. What do you need to do to get started on this journey? In this episode, Dolores Hirschmann sits down for a conversation with happiness guide and Gestalt therapist Sonia Weyers. Sonia shares the experiences that placed her on the path of the happiness therapy and talks about what happiness means an…
 
Hard work, timing, talent, intuition...there are many ingredients that are often cited as critical to success. One often overlooked strategy is finding what works and replicating a winning process. When teams are able to use effective processes, they are able to succeed again and again, whether that be in how they lead meetings, develop new product…
 
You don’t have to sacrifice your values to grow your business. K.C. Rossi is a mindset and self-leadership coach who helps holistic entrepreneurs, healers, and coaches scale profitable, soul-aligned businesses without burning out. She chats with Dolores Hirschmann on how you can be authentic and successful in your business venture. It’s all about b…
 
So often we *know* we should change and even *commit* to changing, yet when the time comes to follow through, we fall back into old habits. We all have behaviors we’d like to change, but as managers, we’re also responsible for supporting our team members to develop the behaviors that will help them be most successful. If changing ourselves is so ha…
 
Do you know that a slight change in your thoughts causes an immediate response in your skeletal alignment? Listening to your body gives you clarity and helps you regain balance. Dolores Hirschmann’s guest today is Laura Donnelly, founder of Dancing with Ease. In this episode, Laura explains the body-brain-business balance. When you listen to your b…
 
Do you ever wonder why some people love a complex challenge while others find it exhausting? Or maybe you’ve discovered that certain activities put you into a state of flow in which you’re completely immersed and lose track of time. When we understand the motivations and activities that we are innately wired for, we are able to use that information…
 
Birthdays are meant to be celebrated. Birthday musings and celebrating myself is the order of the day! Dolores Hirschmann celebrates herself on this special day by talking about her birthday experiences. She muses on her birthdays growing up and how she celebrates today with her family. Dolores also shares a bit of insight on her changing views on …
 
One of a manager’s most important jobs is to build their team. But hiring is often difficult and exhausting. And, it can feel like taking a shot in the dark because even with resume screens, interviews and reference checks, it’s impossible to really know how a person will be as a colleague. Today’s episode is about hiring great people. In addition …
 
We all have gifts, and it is our calling to share them with the world. As a businesswoman, you should fight through the hardships and celebrate your growth. This is how Luly B. Carreras became a strong leader in her community. Luly is a family-first speaker, trainer, consultant and author of the Amazon best-seller Balance is Bull$h!t. Join Dolores …
 
In a life that is often filled with unnecessary things, how can we create space for the most important things for us? Dolores Hirschmann talks with Tony Martignetti, the CEO of Inspired Purpose Coaching and the author of Climbing The Right Mountain: Navigating the Journey to An Inspired Life, about filling your days with things that would serve you…
 
Organizations are increasingly investing in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs. As managers, we can take it a step further to truly create a sense of belonging. In short: Diversity is who is on the team. Equity is a sense of fairness for how the team functions. Inclusion is whether everyone is invited to engage. But Belonging is the eng game…
 
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