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If you’re ready to take charge of your career and want to become a confident and competent leader people love to work with, then join leadership expert Ramona Shaw. Each week, Ramona shares inspiring new perspectives and practical tips you can use today to step into your power, lead a thriving team, and accelerate your career.

The Manager Track Ramona Shaw

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

If you’re ready to take charge of your career and want to become a confident and competent leader people love to work with, then join leadership expert Ramona Shaw. Each week, Ramona shares inspiring new perspectives and practical tips you can use today to step into your power, lead a thriving team, and accelerate your career.

    Is It Me or Is It Them?

    Is It Me or Is It Them?

    "Is it me or is it them?" This is a question that I hear so often from new managers.  So, let's peel the onion on this one in this week's episode.

    Part of your job as a leader, whether explicitly stated in your job description or simply implied, is your responsibility to manage people's performance. 

    For most, this is the "sticky" part of leadership. The shadow side of all the good stuff that comes with the new title and status. And if you're in your first leadership role then this is brand new territory. 

    Managing people who aren't meeting expectations is never fun. In fact, it can really push us outside of our comfort zones. It can bring up beliefs and assumptions such as...
    Who am I to tell them how to do their job?Maybe they don't do it because they don't like or respect me.Maybe they think I'm a complete micromanager or way too nitpicky. Why do I have to constantly "babysit"? That's not what I should have to do. What if they hate me after I give them feedback and I start getting a bad reputation as a manager?If any of those sound familiar, then this episode is for you. 

    It's normal to feel challenged and uncomfortable and to be wondering if it's you or if it's them. 

    In this episode, you'll learn...
    The main reasons leading to underperformanceWhy the "grey zone" is what often makes it so hard to manage performanceThe 3 questions to ask yourself to know if it's you or if it's themWhat to do to fix your partReady? Hit play and let's go!

    If this episode inspired you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening on your device and post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me @ramona.shaw.leadership or DM me on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/ramona-shaw/


    Are you in your first manager role and don't want to mess it up? Watch our FREE Masterclass and discover the 4 shifts to become a leader people love to work for --> www.ramonashaw.com/masterclass


    Don't forget to invest time each week to increase your self-awareness, celebrate your wins, and learn from mistakes. Your career grows only to the extent that you grow. Grab your Career Journal with leadership exercises and weekly reflections here: www.ramonashaw.com/shop


    Love the podcast and haven’t left a review yet? All you have to do is go to https://www.ramonashaw.com/itunes and give your honest review. Thanks for your support of this show!

    • 15 min
    6 Often-Overlooked Traits That Separate Great Leader From The Rest

    6 Often-Overlooked Traits That Separate Great Leader From The Rest

    What do you think makes a great leader? Intelligence, confidence, charisma, or expertise? 

    These all sound reasonable, right?

    But over the many years, I’ve spent as a coach helping new and mid-level managers become great leaders, I’ve realized that the truth about good leadership comes down to skills and behaviors that are a lot less showy and obvious.

    When you let go of the image of what makes you look like a great leader, you can start to focus on the traits that will allow you to build the right environment and make people love working for you. 

    To me, there are 6 specific leadership traits that make the biggest difference. A few of them might surprise you. 
     
    -- RESOURCES MENTIONED --
    Schedule a Call With Ramona: www.ramonashaw.com/apply


    If this episode inspired you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening on your device and post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me @ramona.shaw.leadership or DM me on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/ramona-shaw/


    Are you in your first manager role and don't want to mess it up? Watch our FREE Masterclass and discover the 4 shifts to become a leader people love to work for --> www.ramonashaw.com/masterclass


    Don't forget to invest time each week to increase your self-awareness, celebrate your wins, and learn from mistakes. Your career grows only to the extent that you grow. Grab your Career Journal with leadership exercises and weekly reflections here: www.ramonashaw.com/shop


    Love the podcast and haven’t left a review yet? All you have to do is go to https://www.ramonashaw.com/itunes and give your honest review. Thanks for your support of this show!

    • 24 min
    How My APS Method Helps (New) Managers Succeed

    How My APS Method Helps (New) Managers Succeed

    Today, I want to take you behind the scenes of my coaching practice and introduce you to my proprietary APS Method.

    Here is the thing... If you want to be a high-performing leader, be respected and liked by your directs, and be admired by your peers, then in my view, this is the fastest path to get you there.

    The APS Method emerged out of coaching and training hundreds of new and mid-level leaders who were smart and who had their hearts in the right place but still struggled to lead well. 

    The reason why so many new managers fail (studies say it's up 60%), is not only because many are simply thrown into the cold water with a "sink or swim" approach (which is crazy in my view!), but also because so many leadership development initiatives completely miss the mark. 

    In this episode, you'll learn...
    the main reasons why new managers fail and struggle more than they shouldthe biggest issues with the most common leadership development initiativeswhat the A, the P, and the S stands for in the APS Method and why developing all 3 pillars are important to you if you're serious about leadershipI'm excited to share this with you and take you a bit behind the scenes of my work as a leadership coach.

    -- RESOURCES MENTIONED --

    Watch Ramona's Free Training: www.ramonashaw.com/masterclass
    Schedule a Call With Ramona: www.ramonashaw.com/apply

    • 21 min
    How Great Leaders Control Their Egos

    How Great Leaders Control Their Egos

    Here is the thing when it comes to our egos... It is a lot easier to see someone else’s than it is to see your own. 

    It’s like that little piece of spinach stuck in between your teeth. You can go all day not knowing it’s there, but everyone else sees it. 

    When you finally look in the mirror and discover that it's there, it’s like, “Why didn’t anyone tell me?”
    But let's be clear. Having an ego isn’t the problem. The problem is when the ego grows beyond what's helpful. And unfortunately, successful leaders who climb the ranks faster than others are particularly prone to that. 

    This is why I want to tackle this topic in this week's episode of The Manager Track so that you can have an honest look in the mirror, know what to pay attention to and how to keep your ego in check if and when needed. 

    Specifically, you'll finish the episode knowing...
    What differentiates an ego-driven leader from a humble leader and how to detect where you standThe 4 ego-driven thinking traps that get us into trouble and why new managers, in particular, are prone to be at the effect of themThe 4-step process to curb your ego when it gets tempted to take charge
    -- RESOURCES MENTIONED --
    "Hot Seat: What I Learned Leading a Great American Company" book on AmazonConnect with Ramona on Instagram or LinkedIn
    If this episode inspired you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening on your device and post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me @ramona.shaw.leadership or DM me on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/ramona-shaw/


    Are you in your first manager role and don't want to mess it up? Watch our FREE Masterclass and discover the 4 shifts to become a leader people love to work for --> www.ramonashaw.com/masterclass


    Don't forget to invest time each week to increase your self-awareness, celebrate your wins, and learn from mistakes. Your career grows only to the extent that you grow. Grab your Career Journal with leadership exercises and weekly reflections here: www.ramonashaw.com/shop


    Love the podcast and haven’t left a review yet? All you have to do is go to https://www.ramonashaw.com/itunes and give your honest review. Thanks for your support of this show!

    • 27 min
    Manage Your Mind Before You Manage People

    Manage Your Mind Before You Manage People

    The responsibility of leading other people comes with the responsibility to lead yourself - and this is what we call Self-Leadership. 

    A big component of Self-Leadership is Mind Management and I believe that it is one of the greatest skills that you can learn to evolve your leadership. Plus, I see it as one of the most overlooked aspects of leadership development. 

    In this episode, you'll learn what it means to manage your mind and how this skill will benefit you and help you to evolve your leadership, your EQ, and your people skills to the next level.


    -- RESOURCES MENTIONED --
    Book on Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain by Dr. Lisa Feldman BarrettSchedule a Call with Ramona: www.ramonashaw.com/apply 

    • 19 min
    How to Fast Track Your Leadership Without Extra Stress & Long Hours

    How to Fast Track Your Leadership Without Extra Stress & Long Hours

    Join Stacey Ashley and me in this conversation as we discuss how leaders can increase their effectiveness and expand their impact without adding more hours to their workday.
    Stacey shares how you as a leader can...
    Differentiate yourself from an average leader and morph into a great leaderGet organized versus being busy and what discipline has to do with itBetter honor your leadership responsibilities while also still doing your own IC workDelegate work without dictating tasksUse coaching to create noticeably higher levels of accountability on your teamEmpower employees to deliver great work quality without constantly relying on you offering a safety net 
    Resources Mentioned
    Stacey's book 'The New Leader: From team member to people leader- a practical guide' on AmazonStacey's book "Show Up21: 5 Practical Ways to Activate Your Leadership and Rise to the Challenge" on AmazonStacey's website and the 28-Day Challenge: https://ashleycoaching.com.au/ and https://ashleycoaching.com.au/28Days 
    About Stacey Ashley
    With over 30 years’ experience, Stacey has helped 1000’s to develop their leadership competence, confidence, and credibility. She is the author of three #1 Amazon best-selling books on leadership including the newly released, Show Up21.
    After seeing leaders caught up in the basics, the fundamentals, which prevents them from stepping into their leadership where they can flourish, Stacey now works with aspirational leaders to develop their leadership skills and approach so they can inspire, influence, and have impact. To elevate the practice of leadership, so they too can Lead in Possibility. Organisations benefit from high-performance leadership, increased engagement and productivity, and an enhanced leadership talent pipeline.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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bisaacs1995 ,

Super Helpful!

Ramona is tremendously helpful and her podcasts are great. She breaks down each concept in small, actionable steps that are easy to follow and implement! I recommend it for all new managers!

FTS1 ,

Solid new Podcast

Solid work for a new Podcast. I can tell it’s real effort and attention Ramona’s bringing to her the lessons, perspectives and ideas. Cheers

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