10 episodes

This is the new school of management for the 2020’s, helping managers embrace an enlightened view of the role of management, and practice the behaviors that optimize the potential within themselves, their teams and organization. Jack Skeels, a researcher and entrepreneur who has trained thousands of managers across over 100 organizations, shares his thoughts on how this podcast will help you.

The Art of Management Jack Skeels

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This is the new school of management for the 2020’s, helping managers embrace an enlightened view of the role of management, and practice the behaviors that optimize the potential within themselves, their teams and organization. Jack Skeels, a researcher and entrepreneur who has trained thousands of managers across over 100 organizations, shares his thoughts on how this podcast will help you.

    Your Meetings Suck

    Your Meetings Suck

    Do your Meetings Suck? The answer is a pretty-much unqualified “yes.”  Does it need to be that way?  Of course not, but it is not easy.  Meetings were horrible prior to 2020, and though we are in a different place now, with better tools and some new attitudes, finding your way to better [...]

    • 28 min
    I Hate Your Stupid Meeting

    I Hate Your Stupid Meeting

    Many meetings are like unpleasant dinner guests who have come uninvited. They intrude on your productive time, drone on with unnecessary conversation, and you can’t wait for them to leave. Does that mean useful, effective meetings are a hopeless cause? Of course not! But the techniques you can use to [...]

    • 34 min
    King Kong, please sit down and wait your turn

    King Kong, please sit down and wait your turn

    Can you be a better manager by stepping back and letting teams manage themselves? As strange as this may sound, the answer is yes. Often managers stop all over the landscape like monsters in a 1950’s B-movie. Small teams actually work better when there is less management over them, and [...]

    • 32 min
    The Manager of the Future is Chill

    The Manager of the Future is Chill

    Can a manager manage better by stepping back and letting teams manage themselves? As strange as this may sound, the answer is yes. Small teams work better when there is less management over them, and this has as much to do with the way ordinary people interact as it does [...]

    • 22 min
    The Art of the Lazy Manager

    The Art of the Lazy Manager

    Lazy gets a bad rap.  Managing and managers can be costly to your organization’s productivity (listen to episode 2.1, The Natural Tax of Managing) and in fact less managing can be better!  Can you be a better manager by being a lazy manager? At the core of our ridiculously successful AgencyAgile techniques [...]

    • 26 min
    6 And 8, The Dark Side Of Estimates

    6 And 8, The Dark Side Of Estimates

    Peter Drucker is famous for pointing out how much better managers could manage if they only used numbers. His message: “…if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.”  Managing is the business of numbers…or is it? Certainly, Frederick Taylor, the inventor of Scientific Management felt that way.  What neither of them [...]

    • 25 min

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