13 episodes

To the new (and not-so-new) manager, the big question is this:

What does it take to be a great manager?

Well, great managers know how to motivate and build a great team.

Great managers know how to win trust and respect, make an impact and achieve their goals.

And great managers get promoted, again and again.

And they make more money because of it.

So how do managers like you, who are bootstrapping your own careers, join their club?

That is the question, and this podcast will give you the answers.

My name’s Michael Barrell and welcome to Making a Manager.

Making a Manager Michael Barrell

    • Business

To the new (and not-so-new) manager, the big question is this:

What does it take to be a great manager?

Well, great managers know how to motivate and build a great team.

Great managers know how to win trust and respect, make an impact and achieve their goals.

And great managers get promoted, again and again.

And they make more money because of it.

So how do managers like you, who are bootstrapping your own careers, join their club?

That is the question, and this podcast will give you the answers.

My name’s Michael Barrell and welcome to Making a Manager.

    013: How to Mentor an Employee

    013: How to Mentor an Employee

    013: How to Mentor an Employee

    The best managers are the best mentors. 

    But how do we mentor properly?

    Well, here's 4 very simple steps that you should follow.

    Let's discuss.

    *** MAKING A MANAGER***

    To the ambitious up-and-coming manager, the big question is this:

    What does it take to be a great manager?

    Well, great managers know how to motivate and build a great team.

    Great managers know how to win trust and respect, make an impact and achieve their goals.

    And great managers get promoted, again and again. And they make more money because of it.

    So how do managers like you, who are bootstrapping your own careers, join their club?

    That is the question, and this podcast will give you the answers.

    My name’s Michael Barrell and welcome to Making a Manager.

    *** Links mentioned in episode***

    >> Connect with me on LinkedIn:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaeljbarrell

    >> The Employee Feedback Swipe File

    https://www.makingamanager.com

    • 7 min
    012: The Perfect Formula For Selling A New Idea To Your Boss

    012: The Perfect Formula For Selling A New Idea To Your Boss

    012: The Perfect Formula For Selling A New Idea To Your Boss

    So the good news is – you’ve got a great idea – it’s going make your life as manager easier, it will make your staff happier, and it will save your company money.

    Bad news – you’re not quite sure how to get your own higher-ups on board.

    Sound familiar? Let's discuss.

    *** MAKING A MANAGER***

    To the ambitious up-and-coming manager, the big question is this:

    What does it take to be a great manager?

    Well, great managers know how to motivate and build a great team.

    Great managers know how to win trust and respect, make an impact and achieve their goals.

    And great managers get promoted, again and again. And they make more money because of it.

    So how do managers like you, who are bootstrapping your own careers, join their club?

    That is the question, and this podcast will give you the answers.

    My name’s Michael Barrell and welcome to Making a Manager.

    *** Links mentioned in episode***

    >> Connect with me on LinkedIn:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaeljbarrell

    >> The Employee Feedback Swipe File

    https://www.makingamanager.com

    • 12 min
    011: How To Have Difficult Conversations With Employees (Introducing: The Difficult Conversations Model)

    011: How To Have Difficult Conversations With Employees (Introducing: The Difficult Conversations Model)

    011: How To Have Difficult Conversations With Employees (Introducing: The Difficult Conversations Model)

    If you’ve ever had a difficult conversation with an employee then this episode is for you.

    What I’m about to share with you in this episode of Making a Manager is quite possibly the simplest formula you’ve ever seen for tackling just about any difficult conversation you need to have with an employee - or even your spouse or child for that matter.

    And all you need to remember is just 3 simple steps.

    *** MAKING A MANAGER***

    To the ambitious new manager, the big question is this:

    What does it take to be a great manager?

    Well, great managers know how to motivate and build a great team.

    Great managers know how to win trust and respect, make an impact and achieve their goals.

    And great managers get promoted, again and again. And they make more money because of it.

    So how do managers like you, who are bootstrapping your own careers, join their club?

    That is the question, and this podcast will give you the answers.

    My name’s Michael Barrell and welcome to Making a Manager.

    *** Links mentioned in episode***

    >> Connect with me on LinkedIn:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaeljbarrell

    >> The Employee Feedback Swipe File

    https://www.makingamanager.com

    • 10 min
    010: The Art Of Saying No Once You've Already Said Yes

    010: The Art Of Saying No Once You've Already Said Yes

    Episode 10: The Art Of Saying No Once You've Already Said Yes.

    When I talk to managers who haven't quite mastered the art of saying no once they've already said yes, here's what they tell me:


    Saying no always sucks - but especially sucks when you've already said yes and now you have to renege on that yes;
    And it sucks because backing out inevitably make you worry that you'll burn bridges, or people will think you're unreliable and not a great team player; and
    For those who might be a little more sensitive than most - like me - then we worry that retracting the agreement to help and then facing the impact of the other person's disappointment might be too much to handle.

    So - where you can - try doing this instead..

    *** MAKING A MANAGER***

    To the ambitious new manager, the big question is this:

    What does it take to be a great manager?

    Well, great managers know how to motivate and build a great team.

    Great managers know how to win trust and respect, make an impact and achieve their goals.

    And great managers get promoted, again and again. And they make more money because of it.

    So how do managers like you, who are bootstrapping your own careers, join their club?

    That is the question, and this podcast will give you the answers.

    My name’s Michael Barrell and welcome to Making a Manager.

    *** Links mentioned in episode***

    >> Connect with me on LinkedIn:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaeljbarrell

    >> The Employee Feedback Swipe File

    https://www.makingamanager.com

    • 9 min
    009: This Is The Most Important Management Lesson I Was Ever Taught…and It Wasn’t From Business School

    009: This Is The Most Important Management Lesson I Was Ever Taught…and It Wasn’t From Business School

    Episode 9: This is the most important management lesson I was ever taught…and it wasn’t from business school.

    Here’s the deal: Your own people have likely made plenty of mistakes.

    In fact, they are probably making mistakes right now. And I guarantee that they’ll continue to make mistakes into the future. Just like you.

    So - where you can - try doing this.

    *** MAKING A MANAGER***

    To the ambitious new manager, the big question is this:

    What does it take to be a great manager?

    Well, great managers know how to motivate and build a great team.

    Great managers know how to win trust and respect, make an impact and achieve their goals.

    And great managers get promoted, again and again. And they make more money because of it.

    So how do managers like you, who are bootstrapping your own careers, join their club?

    That is the question, and this podcast will give you the answers.

    My name’s Michael Barrell and welcome to Making a Manager.

    *** Links mentioned in episode***

    >> Connect with me on LinkedIn:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaeljbarrell

    >> The Employee Feedback Swipe File

    https://www.makingamanager.com

    • 8 min
    008: How To Build A Creative Team (In 4 Simple Steps)

    008: How To Build A Creative Team (In 4 Simple Steps)

    Episode 8

    Today’s episode is about workplace creativity. Or more specifically, the steps you need to take to grow creativity in your employees. Most of us already know of the benefits of having a creative workplace – or creative people in that workplace. Let me name a few: -Increased engagement. -Increased interaction. -staff morale. -passion. -motivation. -problem solving. And -Increased productivity. But what you might not know is that there’s a damaging myth out there about creativity at work...

    *** MAKING A MANAGER***

    To the ambitious new manager, the big question is this:

    What does it take to be a great manager?

    Well, great managers know how to motivate and build a great team.

    Great managers know how to win trust and respect, make an impact and achieve their goals.

    And great managers get promoted, again and again. And they make more money because of it.

    So how do managers like you, who are bootstrapping your own careers, join their club?

    That is the question, and this podcast will give you the answers.

    My name’s Michael Barrell and welcome to Making a Manager.

    *** Links mentioned in episode***

    >> Connect with me on LinkedIn:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaeljbarrell

    >> The Employee Feedback Swipe File

    https://www.makingamanager.com

    >> Harvard Business Review: Set the Conditions for Anyone on Your Team to Be Creative

    https://www.hbr.org/2018/12/set-the-conditions-for-anyone-on-your-team-to-be-creative

     

    • 11 min

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