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Host Mamie Kanfer Stewart shares practical approaches to help you be a great manager. Learn more at: https://themodernmanager.com/

Solo episodes are like mini-courses, providing actionable tips based on experience and research. Guest episodes are engaging conversations that elicit insights and suggestions for how to apply the ideas.

Learn more about effective meeting practices, communication skills, managing conflict, team building, time management, group dynamics, goal setting and accountability, team competencies, productivity and collaboration technologies, organizational culture, and more.

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The Modern Manager Mamie Kanfer Stewart

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    • 4.7 • 174 Ratings

Host Mamie Kanfer Stewart shares practical approaches to help you be a great manager. Learn more at: https://themodernmanager.com/

Solo episodes are like mini-courses, providing actionable tips based on experience and research. Guest episodes are engaging conversations that elicit insights and suggestions for how to apply the ideas.

Learn more about effective meeting practices, communication skills, managing conflict, team building, time management, group dynamics, goal setting and accountability, team competencies, productivity and collaboration technologies, organizational culture, and more.

Be sure to follow the podcast on your favorite platform so you never miss a new episode!

    316: How to Spot and Outsmart a Narcissist at Work with Rebecca Zung

    316: How to Spot and Outsmart a Narcissist at Work with Rebecca Zung

    Are you struggling to deal with narcissistic personalities in your workplace?

    Working with a narcissist can feel like a never-ending battle. Their lack of empathy, manipulative skills, and constant need for admiration can easily create a tense atmosphere at work.

    So, how do you manage this type of toxic behavior and protect yourself and your team from the emotional turmoil brought on by a narcissist? Today’s guest might just have the best solution.

    Meet Rebecca Zung. Rebecca is a globally recognized negotiation and communications expert, as well as an attorney recognized by U.S. News. She is a bestselling author and the designer of the proven SLAY Method® for negotiating with narcissists.

    In this episode, Rebecca and I talk about the different types of narcissists at work and how to spot them, practical strategies to protect yourself and your team from their toxic behavior, how to win a negotiation with a narcissist, and much more.

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    Conversation Topics
    (00:00) Intro(02:31) The different types of narcissists and how to spot them(09:14) How to intervene if a team member shows narcissistic behavior(13:43) What is narcissistic blindness and how to deal with it(24:16) How to protect yourself and your team from a narcissist(29:38) A great manager Rebecca has worked for(32:26) Keep up with Rebecca(34:18) [Extended Episode Only] The SLAY Method® and its applications when negotiating with narcissists(41:16) [Extended Episode Only] Success story using the SLAY Method®
    Additional Resources:
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    • 36 min
    315: Be a Better Leader By Embracing Radical Humility with Urs Koenig

    315: Be a Better Leader By Embracing Radical Humility with Urs Koenig

    As a manager, you are entrusted to lead and manage your team, but that doesn’t mean you’ll always get things right.

    When you have power and authority, it can be challenging to own your shortfalls and mistakes. After all, you are someone that your team members look up to. But our guest thinks otherwise.

    He believes that showing up with radical humility builds trust, fosters connection, and creates a psychologically safe environment. So, how do you practice humility as a leader?

    Today’s guest is Urs Koenig, a former United Nations military peacekeeper and NATO military peacekeeping commander. He is a highly accomplished ultra-endurance champion, a widely published professor, and a seasoned executive coach and keynote speaker with more than three decades of experience helping hundreds of leaders and dozens of executive teams unlock new levels of achievement across four continents. He is the founder of the Radical Humility Leadership Institute and speaks frequently on the topic of leadership to corporations and associations across the globe. 

    Urs and I talk about the importance of humility in leadership, emphasizing self-awareness, relational leadership, and a growth mindset.

    He also explains the need for modern leadership to depart from the traditional command-and-control model in favor of one that empowers team members and builds trust. 

    Plus, in the extended episode available to Podcast+members, Urs breaks down the five mental shifts that every leader must make and how to lead like a compass.

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    Conversation Topics
    (00:00) Intro(02:03) What is radical humility, and why is it important?(04:35) Leadership practices that were working before but not anymore(06:55) How to encourage honest feedback from your team(09:05) Mastering self-awareness to become a better leader(12:27) The Ted Lasso technique explained(18:38) The quickest way to build trust with your team(23:17) The importance of building psychological safety and nurturing a fearless culture(27:34) A great manager Urs has worked for(28:44) Keep up with Urs(29:05) [Extended Episode Only] 5 mental shifts that every leader must make(29:58) [Extended Episode Only] How to lead like a compass(37:12) [Extended Episode Only] A great example of when leaders lead with radical humility
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    FREE  Radical Humility NOW Leadership Prompts

    Urs is providing members of Podcast+ a PDF of the Radical Humility NOW Leadership NOW Prompts. These are exercises from the book that can help you apply Radical Humility in your leadership and life. 

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    • 30 min
    314: Practical Tips for Better One-on-One Meetings with Steven Rogelberg

    314: Practical Tips for Better One-on-One Meetings with Steven Rogelberg

    Have you ever felt that your one-on-one meetings aren’t as effective as they should be?

    Before you write them off your calendar, consider this: a Gallup study reveals that employees are three times more engaged when they experience regular one-on-ones.

    But let’s face it—one-on-ones take up a significant portion of your time. They aren’t as easy as asking your team members, “How are you?”. Fortunately, this week’s guest is here to help make your one-on-ones more valuable to you and your people.

    Meet Dr. Steven Rogelberg. Steven is an organizational psychologist and holds the distinguished title of Chancellor’s Professor at UNC Charlotte. His new book Glad We Met: The Art and Science of 1:1 Meetings was designated as a top 12 book by SHRM. He and his work have been featured on CBS Sunday, CNN, MSN, HBR, WSJ, and BBC World, to name a few. Adam Grant has called Steven the world’s leading expert on meetings. 
     
    In this episode, Steven and I explore the significance of one-on-one meetings between managers and their direct reports. 

    He shares the benefits of regular one-on-ones and offers practical, actionable tips to make these meetings more effective. 

    Plus, in the extended episode available to members of Podcast+, he discusses how these meetings can become an integral part of organizational culture and explains the powerful concept of skip-level one-on-ones.

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    Conversation Topics
    (00:00) Intro(02:26) What is a one-on-one meeting?(05:00) The manager’s role in facilitating these meetings(07:02) Astounding benefits of conducting one-on-ones(11:02) Effective questions to ask in one-on-one meetings(20:59) Common mistakes managers make during one-on-ones(23:19) How often and how long should you conduct these meetings(25:44) The importance of connecting through meaningful conversations at work(28:54) Keep up with Steven(29:31) [Extended Episode Only] How one-on-ones can be a part of your organizational culture(34:44) [Extended Episode Only] What you need to know about skip-level one-on-one meetings
    Additional Resources:
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    FREE Guide Questions to Ask During One-on-One Meetings

    In lieu of this week’s episode, Mamie is providing members of Podcast Plus with a list of more than 30 questions to ask during your one-on-one meetings.

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    • 31 min
    313: How to Build Strong Relationships and Connections at Work with Patricia Bathory

    313: How to Build Strong Relationships and Connections at Work with Patricia Bathory

    As a manager, you have a lot on your plate. Investing in relational time can sometimes feel like a nice-to-have rather than a must-do. But making time to build strong relationships and connections at work should be your top priority. It’s the single most impactful thing you can do for your career. Why? Today’s guest explains it all.

    Today’s guest is Patricia Bathory. Patricia combines her roles as a seasoned psychotherapist and the founder of a thriving import/export business to offer unique insights into the challenges faced by entrepreneurs and leaders.

    Join Patricia and me as we talk about why investing in building strong workplace relationships and connections is vital, how to communicate expectations clearly, and the importance of empathy and understanding in the workplace.

    Whether you’re working with 5 to 500 colleagues, this episode is packed with insights on improving your relational skills even with people you may not necessarily like or agree with.

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    Conversation Topics
    (00:00) Intro(02:05) Why invest in strong relationships at work?(05:02) How to evaluate your workplace relationships(06:18) Recognizing your “way” is just one of many(11:13) The role of expectations in staying connected to people(14:53) Tips for handling workplace conflict(18:15) The art of seeing something from someone else’s perspective(24:55) A great manager Patricia has worked for(26:20) Keep up with Patricia(26:53) Final thoughts(27:36) [Extended Episode Only] What does it mean to be 50% of a relationship?(35:21) [Extended Episode Only] How to cope with feelings of betrayal
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    • 29 min
    312: 5 Delegation Tactics Every Leader Must Know

    312: 5 Delegation Tactics Every Leader Must Know

    One of the toughest transitions for any leader is moving from doing the work to leading others who do the work. 

    As a manager, it’s still expected that you’ll roll up your sleeves and get work done. However, as your role grows more complex, it becomes clear that effective leadership means empowering your team to take on more of those tasks.

    Delegating, however, isn’t as simple as it seems. 

    Managers, often former high-performing contributors, can find it frustrating to hand off responsibilities, especially when the results don’t meet their expectations. 

    When this happens, the issue isn’t usually with the team member but with how the task was delegated. So, how do you delegate effectively?

    Today, we will break down the 5 S’s of delegation and explain how each method ensures your team members are in the growth zone for optimal performance. I’ll also share real-life examples of how I delegate tasks to my team and in the extended episode available to members of Podcast+, I share a bonus delegation tip that has made a huge difference in my workflow.

    Are you ready to master the art of delegation?

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    Conversation Topics
    (00:00) Intro(01:13) What I realized about delegation(01:55) The Set Free approach explained(07:36) Discussing the Sandbox method(09:12) How does the Safety Net approach work?(10:34) Using the Scaffolding method to delegate tasks(11:54) The Sectioning approach to delegation(12:39) Can you combine any of these delegation approaches?(13:09) [Extended Episode Only] Bonus tip for effective delegation
    Additional Resources:
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    FREE Delegation Workbook

    To help you take steps to delegate more responsibilities and to delegate more effectively, members of Podcast+ get the delegation workbook which recaps these five approaches and provides tips or suggestions for how to use each one.

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    • 14 min
    311: 5-Step Powerful Framework for Mastering Project Management with Kory Kogon

    311: 5-Step Powerful Framework for Mastering Project Management with Kory Kogon

    When you think of project management, what first comes to mind?

    For many folks, it’s associated with getting certified to lead the execution of major projects. You can even hold the title of Project Manager in some businesses!

    Yet, much of what all managers do–setting goals, creating plans, managing teams–is essentially project management. 

    We’ve quietly slipped into the project manager role, just without the official title. However, working intuitively in this capacity can lead to challenges. Today’s guest is here to set us on the right path toward project success.

    Meet Kory Kogon. Kory Kogan is FranklinCovey’s vice president of Content and Senior Consultant. She is the co-author of Project Management for the Unofficial Project Manager and has appeared as an expert on TODAY, MSNBC’s Your Business, Forbes.com, Inc.com, and FastCompany.com. 

    She is also one of the authors of the following FranklinCovey work sessions: The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity®, Project Management Essentials for the Unofficial Project Manager™, and Presentation Advantage®. Kory brings more than 25 years of business expertise, from frontline positions to an executive team member.

    In this episode, Kory explains how intuitive project management skills from our personal lives can be applied in professional settings. She emphasizes the importance of combining value, people, and process for project success, shares a practical 5-step framework for effective project management, offers tips to keep projects moving forward and on track, and much more.

    Join the conversation now and discover how to elevate your project management skills!

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    Conversation Topics
    (00:00) Intro(01:50) Why we’re all unofficial project managers(04:14) Project management in an organizational setting explained(08:13) The project management success formula(10:52) 5-step framework for effective project management(13:29) What does the scoping process look like?(20:56) Real-world example of poor scoping(24:26) Tips to keep projects moving forward and on track(31:01) A great manager Kory has worked for(33:29) Keep up with Kory(34:45) [Extended Episode Only] The power and components of Gantt charts(42:34) [Extended Episode Only] How to keep your project plan relevant and effective
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    FREE Copies of Project Management for the Unofficial Project Manager 

    Kory is providing 2 copies of Project Management for the Unofficial Project Manager to members of Podcast+. To win one of these copies, you must enter the drawing by July 10th.

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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
174 Ratings

174 Ratings

987362847 ,

Great and useful podcast for new managers

I've only been a manager for a few years and so I'm continuing to learn how to manage people, processes, and substantive matters. As a former litigation attorney who has transitioned to a non-legal role, I'm aware that lawyers tend to be terrible managers! This podcast has helped me tremendously.

kahpyt ,

Great direction for an overlooked audience

In my work as a DEI facilitator and consultant, I often see managers who are expected to be “all things” but don’t get the training and support to do it well. While we can challenge our organizations to do this differently, this podcast serves as a helpful guide for mid-level managers to build their people and management skills along the way.

Devlinreed ,

The vocal fry ruins it

I really wanted to like this podcast but the host ruins it. The constant vocal fry and uptalk is awful!

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