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Rachel Cooke is your guide to leadership and communication, helping you craft a workplace environment you can feel good about. She’ll share tips to help you balance your work and personal life, effectively invest your time, and be mindful about where you’re devoting your energy. Let Rachel help you navigate your path to success—however you define it.

Modern Mentor Quick and Dirty Tips

    • Business
    • 4.3 • 674 Ratings

Rachel Cooke is your guide to leadership and communication, helping you craft a workplace environment you can feel good about. She’ll share tips to help you balance your work and personal life, effectively invest your time, and be mindful about where you’re devoting your energy. Let Rachel help you navigate your path to success—however you define it.

    How to Solve an Organizational Problem That Won’t Go Away

    How to Solve an Organizational Problem That Won’t Go Away

    Organizations lose tremendous productivity - and employee engagement - when breakdowns in the system go unnamed and unsolved. But there are some simple strategies that can equip and empower you to solve the thing once and for all. Here is a step by step plan.

    • 7 min
    How to Lead Up When the Moment Commands It

    How to Lead Up When the Moment Commands It

    There’s a lot of information out there about leadership. Which we often assume to mean leading those reporting to us. But an ability to lead up – to manage our managers effectively – is an equally important part of the job. Here are some tips on doing it well.

    • 7 min
    Think Faster, Talk Smarter with Matt Abrahams

    Think Faster, Talk Smarter with Matt Abrahams

    We’re all striving to be better communicators – in both formal and informal situations. Stanford Graduate School of Business Lecturer, Matt Abrahams, shares with Modern Mentor some of his top tips for being more focused, less anxious, and more successful in our everyday communication.

    • 30 min
    What’s my job in leading change?

    What’s my job in leading change?

    Change is just everywhere. And anyone in a leadership role – at any level – has a responsibility to lead themselves – and their teams – through change. But we can’t do it all. Let’s learn what is the job of the change leader. And what is not.

    • 8 min
    How to be impactful in meetings

    How to be impactful in meetings

    If you feel like you’re sitting in too many meetings, the problem may be too many meetings. Or, the problem might be you’re not maximizing the impact you’re delivering in those meetings. Here are some ways you can amplify your impact in any meeting.

    • 7 min
    How to roll out your idea without leadership support

    How to roll out your idea without leadership support

    We tend to overinvest in executive buy-in. We stand still until we have full support of an idea. But what if there were a way to execute without the wait? Maybe there is.

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
674 Ratings

674 Ratings

ASobering ,

Such a wealth of knowledge! 🧠

This is one of the most insightful podcasts that I have ever come across! Rachel does such a great job of sharing her wisdom and I love how she leads meaningful conversations with guests who bring so much experience to the table. Highly recommend checking this show out - you won’t be disappointed!

Brandon (iloveshinyobjects.com ,

Great tips!

Short to the point helpful tips! Thank you so much Rachel!

emj-js ,

Thoughtful insight, great tips!

Rachel's content is helpful and practical. I love the length of the show-- quick and packed full of awesome nuggets. Rachel's examples are clear and I feel like things I can put into practice immediately. THANKS!

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