101 episodes

We’re Dan’l and Megan, the hosts of this conversation-centric podcast for leaders seeking to be better every day. Whether you choose to be a leader in the workplace, at home, or in your community, we believe the most effective leaders are equipped to not only be self-starters… but self smarter. We believe everyone has the opportunity to be a leader but that it’s a choice to do so. Each week you can expect to hear about relatable experiences, helpful advice, and downright real feelings we’ve experienced as leaders - inside and outside of the office. We’re so glad you’re here!

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We’re Dan’l and Megan, the hosts of this conversation-centric podcast for leaders seeking to be better every day. Whether you choose to be a leader in the workplace, at home, or in your community, we believe the most effective leaders are equipped to not only be self-starters… but self smarter. We believe everyone has the opportunity to be a leader but that it’s a choice to do so. Each week you can expect to hear about relatable experiences, helpful advice, and downright real feelings we’ve experienced as leaders - inside and outside of the office. We’re so glad you’re here!

    #100: Celebrating 100 Episodes & What's Next

    #100: Celebrating 100 Episodes & What's Next

    In this episode of Self Smarter, Dan’l and Megan celebrate the podcast’s 100th episode! Hear heartfelt reflections recapping the last two years and receive messages of gratitude to you – the listeners.  Learn about what’s next for the Self Smarter podcast and on the horizon for Dan’l and Megan. In today’s music moment, Dan’l and Megan share their aspirations for supporting live music in 2024. 
    Show Notes:  
    Self Smarter Podcast website Follow the podcast:
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    #99: The Art of Coaching in Leadership

    #99: The Art of Coaching in Leadership

    In today’s episode of Self Smarter, Dan’l and Megan dive into a crucial aspect of leadership – coaching versus fixing. As leaders, sometimes it is easier and quicker to step in and fix problems ourselves... but that can cause a lack of growth and other potential challenges in the person you’re leading. There’s a delicate balance leaders must work towards to empower our teams and foster independent problem solving. You don’t want to miss this conversation! In today’s music moment, Dan’l and Megan share the Enneagram types of some of the most successful musicians and bands. 
    Show Notes: 
    It’s a new year and there’s no better time than now to delve into your business’s marketing plan for the upcoming year. At DMA, we can help you do many things, such as finalizing your marketing plan, getting your tradeshow booths and plans in order, all things social media and so much more. No matter your marketing goal for the upcoming year, our team of marketers is ready to help you. Contact us at info@dma-solutions.com and we’ll schedule a call.Are You Coaching or Fixing? Let Employees Solve Their Problems article – Women’s Leadership TodayThe Best Managers Don’t Fix, They Coach – Four Tools to Add to Your Toolkit article – First Round ReviewWhy Coaching Matters: How Leaders Can Become Better Coaches and Build Stronger Teams article – ForbesWhy Leaders Need to Resist the Urge to Fix Everything article – Fast CompanyA Giant Compilation of Musicians and Enneagram Types article – Typology CentralFollow the podcast:
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    • 58 min
    #98: Embracing Independence from Other People’s Opinions

    #98: Embracing Independence from Other People’s Opinions

    Do you worry about what people think of you? As leaders, the desire to be well-regarded and liked by others is a very common trait. The truth is, we aren’t always going to be able to make everyone happy all the time. In today’s episode of Self Smarter, Dan’l and Megan share how to find a balance between being considerate of other people’s opinions while maintaining one’s authentic leadership style.  In today’s music moment, Dan’l and Megan talk about some of their favorite motivating quotes about (surprise surprise) music. 
    Show Notes: 
    It’s a new year and there’s no better time than now to delve into your business’s marketing plan for the upcoming year. At DMA, we can help you do many things, such as finalizing your marketing plan, getting your tradeshow booths and plans in order, all things social media and so much more. No matter your marketing goal for the upcoming year, our team of marketers is ready to help you. Contact us at info@dma-solutions.com and we’ll schedule a call.#4: Let’s Talk About Trust episode – Self Smarter PodcastFollow the podcast:
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    • 48 min
    #97: Reflecting on 2023 and Embracing 2024

    #97: Reflecting on 2023 and Embracing 2024

    The turn of a new year is the perfect time for leaders to reflect and consider what went well in the past year (or what didn’t) and use that information to plan for the year ahead. In today’s episode of Self Smarter, Dan’l and Megan have a candid conversation and share what they learned from 2023, and where their heads will be focused in the year ahead. Knowing each year is rich with both triumphs and challenges, the most important thing we can do with this reality is use it to help us lay the bricks for what’s to come. In today’s music moment, Megan and Dan’l discuss Google’s top search trends of 2023, from most searched musicians globally to top searched songs in the USA. 
    Show Notes: 
    It’s a new year and there’s no better time than now to delve into your business’s marketing plan for the upcoming year. At DMA, we can help you do many things, such as finalizing your marketing plan, getting your tradeshow booths and plans in order, all things social media and so much more. No matter your marketing goal for the upcoming year, our team of marketers is ready to help you. Contact us at info@dma-solutions.com and we’ll schedule a call.Follow the podcast:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/selfsmarterpodcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/selfsmarterpodcast/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/self-smarter-podcast/about/Rate the Self Smarter Podcast on Spotify and Apple Podcasts and leave a review to help us improve our content.
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    • 54 min
    #96: Getting To Know Gen Z In The Workplace

    #96: Getting To Know Gen Z In The Workplace

    Today on the Self Smarter podcast, we are back with a popular episode where we talked about a very important generation that is expected to make up approximately 25% of the workforce by 2025, Gen Z. In this episode, Megan is joined by two very special guests from the DMA Solutions team – Hena Husain and Halle Caroline Cheatham. They will share what it’s like being and working alongside Gen Z, and how their experiences working in today’s environment has shaped them. As leaders, when we acknowledge Gen Z’s unique background, we set the foundation to effectively engage with and lead this generation in the workplace. In today’s music moment, Hena and Halle Caroline share who they believe will be the top 3 artists in their Spotify Wrapped for 2023.
    Show Notes: 
    We have a new tool launched for marketers that may just help your business and best of all – it’s totally free!  Our 2024 Social Media Calendar is ready for free download on the DMA website.  This calendar features twelve months of events and holidays that your team can use to prepare relevant social media content.  Get your hands on the calendar when you visit dma-solutions.com or email info@dma-solutions.com for the link.Gen Z In The Workplace: How Should Companies Adapt? website – Johns Hopkins UniversityGeneration Z in the Workforce website – CSP GlobalHow Is Gen Z Changing the Workplace? website – Zurich25+ New Generation Z Statistics (2023) website – Exploding TopicsThe Truth About Gen Z website – McCann Worldgroup42% of Gen Z Prioritize Work-Life Balance Survey Says website – Yahoo!Follow the podcast:
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    • 50 min
    #95: Common Traits of Successful Leaders

    #95: Common Traits of Successful Leaders

    As we kick off 2024, we wanted to remind you of a conversation where Dan’l and Megan talk about common traits of successful leaders. When you think of a leader, what characteristics come to your mind?  We recommend you reflect on the type of leader you’ve been in 2023, the traits you’re taking with you into the new year… and perhaps the traits you’re planning on leaving behind. In today’s music moment, you’ll hear music-related ice breakers to break out at your next party.
    Show Notes: 
    We have a new tool launched for marketers that may just help your business and best of all – it’s totally free!  Our 2024 Social Media Calendar is ready for free download on the DMA website.  This calendar features twelve months of events and holidays that your team can use to prepare relevant social media content.  Get your hands on the calendar when you visit dma-solutions.com or email info@dma-solutions.com for the link.#51: Where Do Happy People Work? episode – The Self Smarter PodcastThe Great Renegotiation and New Talent Pools article – Mckinsey & CompanyEntreLeadership podcast – Dave Ramsey#52: Michelle Wewers Is Back For More Real Talk episode – The Self Smarter Podcast#13: Leadership Lessons from Dolly Parton episode – The Self Smarter Podcast#1: Why Self Smarter? episode – The Self Smarter Podcast#2: The Culture Conundrum episode – The Self Smarter Podcast#3: Remodeling Our Culture episode – The Self Smarter PodcastFollow the podcast:
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    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

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31 Ratings

31 Ratings

T.Elson ,

Awesome Dynamic Duo!!

What an awesome duo Dan’l and Meghan are!! To be honest, Episode #34 was the 1st episode I experienced. It really hit home for me. Thank you so much Dan’l for putting yourself out there! I so admire your courage and have done so for many years. I promise to go back and start from Episode #1! You both have such a great rapport with each other!! Keep sharing!! ☮️😊

ProduceGalNC ,

Great podcast!

I have been thoroughly enjoying listening to Self Smarter. Dan’l and Megan are covering relevant topics and their content is right on target.
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Audrey Barona ,

Insightful and tangible

This is a great listen! Dan’l and Megan are welcoming and honest and their conversations are vulnerable and inspirational. I’ve shared with others in all levels of leadership as the content relates to every stage. Thank you to the Self Smarter team for putting this out into the world, we need more of it!!

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