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Tired of management theory? Want to learn specific skills to help improve your management performance? Then Manager Tools is the podcast for you! Manager Tools is a weekly business podcast focused on helping professionals become more effective managers and leaders. Each week, we discuss specific actions for professionals to take to achieve their desired management and career objectives. Manager Tools won Best Business Podcast Award in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2012 as well as the People's Choice Award in 2008. Go to http://www.manager-tools.com/testimonials to read what others are saying about the impact Manager Tools has had on their careers and lives. Our goal: Every Manager Effective (TM)

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Tired of management theory? Want to learn specific skills to help improve your management performance? Then Manager Tools is the podcast for you! Manager Tools is a weekly business podcast focused on helping professionals become more effective managers and leaders. Each week, we discuss specific actions for professionals to take to achieve their desired management and career objectives. Manager Tools won Best Business Podcast Award in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2012 as well as the People's Choice Award in 2008. Go to http://www.manager-tools.com/testimonials to read what others are saying about the impact Manager Tools has had on their careers and lives. Our goal: Every Manager Effective (TM)

    Winning The Feedback "Argument"

    Winning The Feedback "Argument"

    Too many managers give negative feedback by trying to win an argument about what happened. It never works.

    My Directs Aren't Addressing My Agenda in One On Ones

    My Directs Aren't Addressing My Agenda in One On Ones

    Managers and Directs often have different agendas in our One On Ones. Here's what to do about it.

    The Three Levels of Presentation Mastery

    The Three Levels of Presentation Mastery

    Everybody thinks content knowledge is what makes for a good presenter. They're wrong, and that's why most of them stink as presenters. Especially trainers: ugh.

    The Kernel of Strategy - Part 2 (MT)

    The Kernel of Strategy - Part 2 (MT)

    Part 2 of our interview with Richard Rumelt, strategy professor at UCLA Anderson and author of Good Strategy/Bad Strategy.

    The Kernel of Strategy - Part 1 (MT)

    The Kernel of Strategy - Part 1 (MT)

    Part 1 of our interview with Richard Rumelt, strategy professor at UCLA Anderson and author of Good Strategy/Bad Strategy.

    Behavior is What Matters (MT)

    Behavior is What Matters (MT)

    This cast describes how and why behavior is the primary focus of an effective professional and/or manager.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Health_ Coach ,

I highly recommend this podcast to any leader in any field!

Simplified managers tools and tactics, actionable advice and effective strategies. I highly recommend this podcast to any leader in any field!

Jocompto ,

What you should have been told/ learned about being a Manager

M-T is the place for all the items we need to be effective and efficient managers. It gives practical actionable advice and ideas that can be applied whether you are just starting as a manager or have been on the job for decades. They cover the things that you should have learned or maybe have learned “the hard way”. They cover the proverbial “ good judgment comes from experience; experience comes from a lot of bad judgment and bad decisions. “ saving you the hard lessons of learning or explaining why that wasn’t the right thing to do. Recommendations come from their experiences, their research, and work with clients.

Thanks for adding “Galactically stupid “ to my “phrase library” and making sure to never deploy it inappropriately.

jdma3 ,

Back catalog is amazing; current stuff not so much

This podcast has was an incredibly valuable resource when I first took on managerial responsibilities. The deep experience of Mark & Mike came through in their guidance and stories. I used my learnings as the foundation for my approach to management and was quite successful. I would recommend the back catalog to any new manager in a heartbeat.

Fast forward to current day. Mark & Mike have been replaced by two hosts who so badly want to be Mark & Mike. They seemingly have no appreciable experience - other than one host sharing a last name with a founders - and it's obvious when they attempt to personally relate to the guidance. They constantly parrot Mark & Mike stories and speak with such an unearned sense of condescension and arrogance. The advice is okay but it's so hard to cut through their delivery.

Tone it down ladies. Your shallow (and laughable) experience doesn't give you the right to talk down to your audience.

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