51 episodes

People leave managers, not companies. The Building Better Managers podcast provides interviews with leadership professionals on topics including leadership development, leadership coaching, leadership training, productivity, employee retention, communication, culture, and accountability.

People come to work every day with a whole host of personal and professional challenges. How can you help create a highly productive workplace where people are engaged, involved, and constantly learning?

Join Wendy and find out! BetterManager Co-Founder and COO, Wendy Hanson is an executive coach, author, podcaster, and speaker. Her expertise is in helping businesses develop positive and productive cultures and communities. Wendy has over 21 years experience in management and executive coaching helping numerous start-ups and innovative businesses, including eight years coaching Google executives. She holds an M.Ed. in Organization & Management, and is a Certified Professional Coach (CPCC).

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People leave managers, not companies. The Building Better Managers podcast provides interviews with leadership professionals on topics including leadership development, leadership coaching, leadership training, productivity, employee retention, communication, culture, and accountability.

People come to work every day with a whole host of personal and professional challenges. How can you help create a highly productive workplace where people are engaged, involved, and constantly learning?

Join Wendy and find out! BetterManager Co-Founder and COO, Wendy Hanson is an executive coach, author, podcaster, and speaker. Her expertise is in helping businesses develop positive and productive cultures and communities. Wendy has over 21 years experience in management and executive coaching helping numerous start-ups and innovative businesses, including eight years coaching Google executives. She holds an M.Ed. in Organization & Management, and is a Certified Professional Coach (CPCC).

    Leading & Sustaining Culture in the Hybrid Workplace with David Evans

    Leading & Sustaining Culture in the Hybrid Workplace with David Evans

    The hybrid workplace is here to stay. And with it, leaders and organizations must become more adept at creating and nurturing culture with people and teams working from everywhere.

    On our latest episode, we welcome David Evans to the Building Better Manager podcast.

    David has coached tech leaders and their teams for over 15 years, from startups to Fortune 100s. As the Head of Talent Experience at Amplitude, he’s currently supporting the growth of high-performing teams and scaling company culture in fresh, uniquely effective ways that can give you insight and ideas to bring back to your own organization.

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    © 2022 BetterManager

    • 33 min
    Breaking Through Your Limiting Beliefs with Julia Arndt

    Breaking Through Your Limiting Beliefs with Julia Arndt

    Imposter Syndrome is just one extremely common example of the kinds of limiting beliefs that all too often hold us back. Joining us today is Julia Arndt, founder of the Peak Performance Method and an expert in combining productivity, mindfulness and other leadership tools in ways to combat these limiting beliefs and develop your personal workplace superpowers.

    Julia will share how to breakthrough old mental habits and become more aware of the thought patterns holding you back, and create new and productive pathways. When done on a conscious level, and reinforced in the right ways over time, we can build better highways that do support our goals and dreams.

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    © 2022 BetterManager

    • 34 min
    The Secrets of Successful Executive Transitions to the C-Suite with Navid Nazemain

    The Secrets of Successful Executive Transitions to the C-Suite with Navid Nazemain

    Leadership transitions can be tough to execute. In fact, more than 40% of executive transitions fail within the first 18 months. And sadly, this isn’t a new phenomenon — which leads us to the big questions of why this keeps occurring and what can organizations do about it.

    Joining us this week is Navid Nazemian, an executive coach and unparalleled expert on executive transitions to the C-Suite. Navid is the author of “Mastering Executive Transitions: The Definitive Guide” and has helped the executives at some of the world’s most admired organizations successfully manage transitions into new roles.

    Navid’s research identified three major reasons for these failures: people, culture, and politics. It’s not the case that organizations choose incompetent officers, but rather it’s these so-called “soft topics” that most often get in the way! And when transitions go wrong, entire organizations suffer.
     
    Navid's contact info:
    Your Twitter URL: https://twitter.com/NavidNazemian
    Your LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/NavidNazemian
    Your Instagram URL: https://www.instagram.com/masteringexecutivetransitions/
    Website Address: https://www.masteringexecutivetransitions.com/

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    • 34 min
    How Empowered Women Empower Women with Jane Finette

    How Empowered Women Empower Women with Jane Finette

    Sometimes we all need people who believe in us more than we do ourselves. Women who do not feel supported in the workplace are more likely not to ask for help or promotions, or to drop out of the workforce altogether. As leaders, it’s imperative to lift others up, and women, in particular, need strong leaders supporting them in the workplace now more than ever.

    In this episode, Jane Finette, author of “Unlocked: How Empowered Women Empower Women” and the founder of The Coaching Fellowship, joins the Building Better Managers podcast to help us better understand both what it means and what it takes to empower your women leaders.

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    © 2022 BetterManager

    • 36 min
    How to Avoid the Dreaded Talent Cliff with Jennifer Thornton

    How to Avoid the Dreaded Talent Cliff with Jennifer Thornton

    The talent cliff is a threat to organizations everywhere. But it doesn't need to be. In this episode, talent management and leadership expert Jennifer Thornton joins the podcast to help answer some of the most critical questions facing businesses in 2022: How are you going to attract and recruit top new talent? How will keep your high performers engaged, motivated, and, importantly, not burnt out? What does a realistic five-year plan look like for your talent?

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    © 2022 BetterManager

    • 31 min
    Reassessing Career Development In The Wake Of The Great Resignation with Julie Winkle Giulioni

    Reassessing Career Development In The Wake Of The Great Resignation with Julie Winkle Giulioni

    The Great Resignation is being fueled by a lot of different factors, but employee development has emerged as a major player. Research shows that 94% of employees are staying longer in organizations where they feel like there’s an investment being made in their development. And employees that actually like their current jobs are still almost 8 TIMES more eager to leave if they’re not seeing that commitment to development.

    Julie Winkle Giulioni returns to the podcast to talk about how the ideas in her new book "Why Are Promotions So Yesterday?" can help managers and leaders navigate the current risks and challenges when dealing with promotions, careers, career development, and employee satisfaction and retention.

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    © 2022 BetterManager

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

EricaBushwell ,

Awesome podcast!

Wendy, host of the Building Better Managers podcast, highlights all aspects of business, wellness and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

CEBailes4 ,

From a Guest Perspective

What a great experience it was being a guest on your show! Your questions were engaging and thought provoking! It was great to engage in knowledgeable dialogue. I know a lot of helpful insight can be gained from listening to what you have to say! I am grateful for the rewarding experience of both being on your show and listening to your other episodes.

Mark Colgan ,

Perfect for any manager who wants to increase their potential and become a great leader

Wendy is absolutely fantastic at interviewing key guests and teasing out the valuable knowledge they have to share. Building Better Managers is a must-listen for all those who want to help their companies to develop a strong culture and retain talent. Thank you Wendy!

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