107 episodes

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
• Management mistakes
• 1:1 (one-on-one) meetings
• Employee onboarding
• Hiring
and more

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    • 5.0 • 39 Ratings

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
• Management mistakes
• 1:1 (one-on-one) meetings
• Employee onboarding
• Hiring
and more

    Giving Away Your Legos is Half the Battle: How to Leverage Task-Relevant Maturity and Situational Leadership (with Cristina Georgoulakis, Founder Outcomes Partner at 776)

    Giving Away Your Legos is Half the Battle: How to Leverage Task-Relevant Maturity and Situational Leadership (with Cristina Georgoulakis, Founder Outcomes Partner at 776)

    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 episode 105, Cristina shares how she approaches task-relevant maturity with her team while considering competence versus confidence.

    She also talked about balancing a company's triple bottom line - the mission, people and metrics, and what a mini-board meeting is.

    Tune in to hear all about Cristina’s leadership journey and the lessons learned along the way!

    • 38 min
    Aligning Expectations vs. Reality: How to Create Successful Environments, Self-Discipline, and Momentum (with Joel Beasley, host and author of Modern CTO)

    Aligning Expectations vs. Reality: How to Create Successful Environments, Self-Discipline, and Momentum (with Joel Beasley, host and author of Modern CTO)

    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 leadership traits that stand out and how important it is for CTOs to be technical.

    Joel also talks about how he creates a great environment for his team and how he formed his hiring process to ensure alignment between expectations and reality.

    Joel discusses how leaders can get better at self-discipline, creating momentum within a team, and managing trials and failures.

    Tune in to hear all about Joel’s leadership journey and the lessons learned along the way!

    • 46 min
    The Big 3 of Leadership: How to Develop Engaged Employees and Better Business Results (with Russ Laraway, author of When They Win, You Win)

    The Big 3 of Leadership: How to Develop Engaged Employees and Better Business Results (with Russ Laraway, author of When They Win, You Win)

    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 difference between good and bad advice, and what the ‘big 3’ is for manager effectiveness.

    He also talks about employee engagement and how its measured.

    Last but not least, we talked about ‘coaching the boss’ and what the ideal number of direct reports is for managers.

    Tune in to hear all about Russ’s leadership journey and the lessons learned along the way!

    • 50 min
    Making the Workplace More Human: How Everybody Wins with DEI (with Erin Thomas, VP, Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging at Upwork)

    Making the Workplace More Human: How Everybody Wins with DEI (with Erin Thomas, VP, Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging at Upwork)

    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 today’s episode, Erin shares exactly how Upwork doubled their Black employee representation in just two years.

    She shared what programs were put in place to ensure trust-building and employee development, and how she got the whole organization behind the why.

    Erin discusses the impacts a hybrid workplace has on diversity and she shares what hiring tactics organizations can implement to ensure equal opportunities.

    Tune in to hear all about Erin’s leadership journey and the lessons learned along the way!

    • 44 min
    Are You Drinking Your Own Champagne? The Success and Failures of a Product Launch (with Brendan Ittelson, Chief Technology Officer at Zoom)

    Are You Drinking Your Own Champagne? The Success and Failures of a Product Launch (with Brendan Ittelson, Chief Technology Officer at Zoom)

    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 he problem-solves by finding the root cause.

    He explained his multi-step approach to how he works with his teams and how to quickly get up to speed in a new role.

    Tune in to hear all about Brendan’s leadership journey and the lessons learned along the way!

    • 43 min
    From PayPal Mafia to Viral Startups: How David Sacks Leads Growth at Iconic Companies (with David Sacks, General Partner at Craft Ventures)

    From PayPal Mafia to Viral Startups: How David Sacks Leads Growth at Iconic Companies (with David Sacks, General Partner at Craft Ventures)

    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 infamous Paypal Mafia, the founder of Yammer, and today is the general partner at Craft Ventures.

    David shares some incredibly useful information for CEO’s, managers, founders, anyone who is interested in taking their organization to the next level.

    David shares his take on introverted leadership, how he tamed the growth at his past hyper-growth companies, when to throw out processes and so much more.

    Tune in to hear all about David’s leadership journey and the lessons learned along the way!

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

saedalav ,

Life changing!

This podcast has really changed the way I think!

Dogfoods ,

Great for managers of all industries

I work as a manager in tech and find this show always relevant - but it’s great advice for a manager in any domain! Great experts and I love the variety of topics

CP in Ottawa ,

Excellent resource for leaders and managers

Aydin and the team at Fellow bring solid experts each week with real-world practical applications. Good cadence, great info, and lots of additional connections come from listening such as books and tools.

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