315 episodes

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!

The Modern Manager Mamie Kanfer Stewart

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 170 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!

    307: How to Make the Transition Into a Manager Role with Eric Girard

    307: How to Make the Transition Into a Manager Role with Eric Girard

    Do you feel overwhelmed as you step into your first management role?

    Climbing up the corporate ladder can be exciting, but research shows that transitioning from an individual contributor into a manager role is one of the most challenging and stressful periods in a person’s career.

    Many new managers don’t easily make the psychological transition from an individual contributor paid to perform tasks to a manager entrusted with achieving results through others’ efforts. But that’s exactly what we need to do.

    Meet Eric Girard. Eric is the CEO of Girard Training Solutions and the author of Lead Like a Pro: The Essential Guide for New Managers. He has over 30 years of experience helping improve the performance of managers and employees. He specializes in the development of new managers, focusing on their successful transition to their new role and on their team management skills.

    Eric and I talk about the key skills and mindset shift that new and not-so-new managers need to succeed in building a strong, thriving team. 

    Join the conversation now!
    Get FREE mini-episode guides with the big idea from the week’s episode delivered to your inbox when you subscribe to my weekly email.
    Conversation Topics
    (00:00) Intro(01:53) Biggest challenges new managers run into(03:31) What’s the job of a manager?(06:28) How to coach someone to navigate their own challenges(08:46) Why managers need to learn to delegate(11:10) How new managers can build trust with their team(17:35) The four different stages of team formation(20:35) Tips and tricks for navigating through all the four stages of team formation(25:00) How managers can help their team members work through times of change(30:05) A great manager Eric has worked for(33:50) Keep up with Eric(34:43) [EXTENDED EPISODE ONLY] A new way of using the SWOT analysis to help yourself and your team become better(40:32) [EXTENDED EPISODE ONLY] How to effectively set goals as a team 
    Additional Resources:
    - Get the extended episode by Joining The Modern Manager Podcast+ Community for just $15 per month
    - Read the full transcript here
    - Follow me on Instagram here 
    - Visit my website for more here

    Keep up with Eric:

    - Follow Eric on LinkedIn here
    - Join Eric’s Lead Like a Pro Workshop here
    - Grab a copy of his book, Lead Like a Pro here- Build your team’s skills here

    Giveaway: 4 Copies of “Lead Like a Pro”

    Eric is giving away 4 signed copies of his book, Lead Like a Pro: An Essential Guide For New Managers. This book is your roadmap to becoming a successful manager people will want to work with. As Eric explains, anyone who wants to thrive in a new management position, get the most from their teams, and contribute to their organization’s success must transform themselves from an individual contributor who can manage tasks into someone who’s great at managing people.

    To get this guest bonus and many other member benefits, become a member of The Modern Manager Podcast+ Community.

    ---------------------

    The Modern Manager is a leadership podcast for rockstar managers who want to create a working environment where people thrive, and great work gets done.

    Follow The Modern Manager on your favorite podcast platform so you won’t miss an episode!

    • 36 min
    306: 4 AI Tools for Modern Managers to Skyrocket Your Productivity

    306: 4 AI Tools for Modern Managers to Skyrocket Your Productivity

    Have you tried ChatGPT yet?  

    AI is taking the business world by storm and AI tools have now become an integral part of daily workflows. While many businesses are already discovering ways to adopt and leverage AI, a lot of managers I speak with aren't sure how to take advantage of it.

    In this week's episode, I share my list of top picks of innovative AI tools that can dramatically boost your team's productivity. From AI-driven task generators that simplify project planning to advanced writing tools that improve your writing and communication skills, I have it all covered just for you.

    Whether you're a seasoned team manager or just someone looking to elevate your skills with AI, this episode is packed with information.

    Join the conversation now!

    Get FREE mini-episode guides with the big idea from the week’s episode delivered to your inbox when you subscribe to my weekly email.
    Conversation Topics
    (00:00) Intro(00:46) Take advantage of task generators(02:20) Leveraging AI writing tools(03:58) How AI-powered meeting notes work(06:39) Boost productivity with task planners(08:41) Reminders when using AI tools(10:20) [Extended Episode Only] My #1 AI productivity tool 
    Additional Resources:
    - Get the extended episode by Joining The Modern Manager Podcast+ Community for just $15 per month
    - Read the full transcript here
    - Follow me on Instagram here 
    - Visit my website for more here

    My Personal Task Management System (Behind-the-Scenes)

    Members of Podcast+ get a behind-the-scenes look at my personal task management system where I share all my tips and tricks for how I capture tasks, plan my day, and use Asana and Akiflow to keep myself organized and on track.

    To get this bonus and many other member benefits, become a member of The Modern Manager Podcast+ Community.

    ---------------------

    The Modern Manager is a leadership podcast for rockstar managers who want to create a working environment where people thrive, and great work gets done.

    Follow The Modern Manager on your favorite podcast platform so you won’t miss an episode!

    • 10 min
    305: Be Vulnerable and Confident with Jacob Morgan

    305: Be Vulnerable and Confident with Jacob Morgan

    Vulnerability is a key ingredient in nurturing meaningful personal relationships, but does it hold the same weight in a professional context?

    Brené Brown has popularized the idea of vulnerability, but how we act vulnerable in the workplace differs from how we show vulnerability in personal spaces. After all, work comes with its own set of challenges–from managing teams and pleasing customers to hitting tight deadlines, all laden with overtones of power dynamics. This week’s guest is here to shed some light on why and how we should be vulnerable and confident at work.

    Today’s guest is Jacob Morgan. Jacob is the best-selling author of five books, including his most recent, Leading With Vulnerability, which is based on over 100 CEO interviews and a survey of 14,000 employees. He is also a professionally trained futurist and speaker.

    Jacob unpacks the simple yet effective equation of vulnerability + leadership, and how by combining these two ingredients, you can lead your team effectively.

    Join the conversation now!

    Get FREE mini-episode guides with the big idea from the week’s episode delivered to your inbox when you subscribe to my weekly email.
    Conversation Topics
    (00:00) Intro(01:39) What does leading with vulnerability mean?(06:45) The right and wrong way to approach vulnerability in the workplace(13:30) Real-life scenarios showing vulnerability at work(19:59) Three paths to becoming a vulnerable leader(23:53) Why some people avoid leading with vulnerability(26:57) A great manager Jacob has worked for(28:10) Keep up with Jacob(29:23) [Extended Episode Only] What do to when you’re being vulnerable and it lands wrong(35:55) [Extended Episode Only] The power of “I” statements and real emotions
    Additional Resources:
    - Get the extended episode by Joining The Modern Manager Podcast+ Community for just $15 per month
    - Read the full transcript here
    - Follow me on Instagram here 
    - Visit my website for more here

    Keep up with Jacob Morgan

    - Follow Jacob on LinkedIn and Twitter
    - Listen to his podcast here
    - Grab a copy of his book here
    - Visit his website for more information here

    Free Sample of “Leading With Vulnerability”

    Jacob Morgan is happy to offer a 23-page sample of his book, “Leading With Vulnerability”. Based on over 100 CEO interviews and a survey of nearly 14,000 employees, Jacob shares candid stories and original research that shows how leaders can tap into vulnerability to transform themselves, their teams, and their organizations. 

    To get this guest bonus and many other member benefits, become a member of The Modern Manager Podcast+ Community.

    ---------------------

    The Modern Manager is a leadership podcast for rockstar managers who want to create a working environment where people thrive, and great work gets done.

    Follow The Modern Manager on your favorite podcast platform so you won’t miss an episode!

    • 30 min
    304: Become a Generous Leader with Joe Davis

    304: Become a Generous Leader with Joe Davis

    When you think of a successful career, the first thing that comes to mind is probably not generosity–a term not often associated with the business world. 

    However, generosity in leadership is about giving of oneself–time, attention, and mentorship–for everyone’s gain. And that’s a powerful business strategy. 

    Generous leaders invest in their team’s growth and well-being. They cultivate a culture of trust and collaboration, where each team member’s potential is nurtured and celebrated. And our guest offers profound insights into this leadership style.

    Today’s guest is Joe Davis. Joe is a Managing Director and Senior Partner at the Boston Consulting Group, where he has been for 37 years. His new book, ‘The Generous Leader: 7 Ways to Give of Yourself for Everyone's Gain,’ reflects his passion for people and his desire to support their development and inspire teams to work better than they thought possible.

    Joe shares what it means to be a generous leader and how you can become one in seven simple ways. We also discuss how a generous leader listens and communicates to support their team, the power of doing small acts for your team, and much more.

    Join the conversation now!

    Get FREE mini-episode guides with the big idea from the week’s episode delivered to your inbox when you subscribe to my weekly email.
    Conversation Topics
    (00:00) Intro(01:41) What is a generous leader?(03:29) Seven characteristics of a generous leader(06:35) What deep listening looks like(13:21) Strategies to create a more welcoming work environment(16:25) How to ensure your team members understand what you’re communicating(19:21) What is a generous action ally (23:19) Example of how a manager can be a generous action ally to their team members(26:43) A great manager Joe has worked for(28:48) Keep up with Joe(30:29) [Extended Episode Only] Small acts that have a big impact(33:14) [Extended Episode Only] How to incorporate small yet powerful acts into your day and week
    Additional Resources:
    - Get the extended episode by Joining The Modern Manager Podcast+ Community for just $15 per month
    - Read the full transcript here
    - Follow me on Instagram here 
    - Visit my website for more here

    Keep up with Joe Davis

    - Grab a copy of his book, The Generous Leader, here
    - Follow Joe on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram 
    - Check out his website for more information here

    Giveaway - 5 Copies of “The Generous Leader: 7 Ways to Give of Yourself for Everyone’s Gain”

    Joe Davis’s book, The Generous Leader, is an innovative and insightful 7-part guide to heartfelt and collaborative actions that transform the reader into a generous leader. It is for anyone seeking to elevate their heart, lead with humanity, and live a life of deep integrity. You must enter the drawing by Wednesday, May 8.

    To get this guest bonus and many other member benefits, become a member of The Modern Manager Podcast+ Community.

    ---------------------

    The Modern Manager is a leadership podcast for rockstar managers who want to create a working environment where people thrive, and great work gets done.

    Follow The Modern Manager on your favorite podcast platform so you won’t miss an episode!

    • 31 min
    303: How to Work With Difficult People with Amy Gallo

    303: How to Work With Difficult People with Amy Gallo

    How does it feel to work with somebody you'd rather avoid? Let's admit it: We all experience a fair share of difficult people at work. And many times, we just have to be around them whether we like it or not. However, there are a few things, that we can do to lessen their impact on us. 

    Today's workplace expert unpacks everything we need to know about working with difficult people.

    Amy Gallo is the author of Getting Along: How to Work with Anyone (Even Difficult People), the HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict, as well as hundreds of articles for Harvard Business Review. She is also the co-host of HBR’s popular Women at Work podcast, which examines the struggles and successes of women in the workplace.

    In this episode, Amy shares the eight types of difficult people we usually encounter at work and how to deal with them effectively. We also talk about the challenges of written communication, checking our own behavior, and so much more. 

    Join the conversation now!

    Get FREE mini-episode guides with the big idea from the week’s episode delivered to your inbox when you subscribe to my weekly email.
    Conversation Topics
    (00:00) Intro(02:27) 8 kinds of difficult co-workers most people work with(05:45) Personality clash vs. productive conflict (07:32) How to deal with problematic behavior at work(14:36) The manager’s role in solving work conflict(16:23) Is confronting a colleague with their bad behaviors a good strategy?(20:10) How to appropriately respond to difficult written communications(29:16) A great manager Amy has worked for(31:03) Keep up with Amy(32:32) [Extended Episode Only] The role of biases in judging someone’s behavior(36:11) [Extended Episode Only] How managers should intervene when team members have issues working together
    Additional Resources:
    - Get the extended episode by Joining The Modern Manager Podcast+ Community for just $15 per month
    - Read the full transcript here
    - Follow me on Instagram here 
    - Visit my website for more here

    Keep up with Amy Gallo

    - Follow Amy on LinkedIn here
    - Listen to her podcast here
    - Grab a copy of her book here
    - Check out her other works here

    Book Giveaway:  2 Signed Copies of “Getting Along: How to Work with Anyone (Even Difficult People)”

    Amy is giving away 2 copies of her book, Getting Along: How to Work with Anyone (Even Difficult People) to members of Podcast+. In this book, Amy identifies eight familiar types of difficult coworkers and provides strategies tailored to dealing constructively with each one. She also shares principles that will help you turn things around, no matter who you're at odds with. You must enter the drawing by Wednesday, May 1.

    To get guest bonus and many other member benefits, become a member of The Modern Manager Podcast+ Community.

    ---------------------

    The Modern Manager is a leadership podcast for rockstar managers who want to create a working environment where people thrive, and great work gets done.

    Follow The Modern Manager on your favorite podcast platform so you won’t miss an episode!

    • 33 min
    302: How to Avoid Hiring the Wrong Person with Vicky Brown

    302: How to Avoid Hiring the Wrong Person with Vicky Brown

    One of the most crucial yet often overlooked tasks for managers is hiring. While it may seem straightforward, hiring is an intricate process filled with challenges that can shake even the most seasoned manager. 

    In today’s competitive job market, where job postings can receive hundreds, if not thousands, of applications, distinguishing top candidates from the rest requires more than just reviewing resumes. 

    Thankfully, our guest will fill us in on what to do (and not do) to make your hiring process successful.

    Today’s guest is Vicky Brown. After two decades of leadership roles in the corporate world, Vicky founded her own HR consultancy, Idomeneo Enterprises, in 2001. Her Leaders Journey Experience is an education program specifically designed to equip entrepreneurs and business professionals with the tools, guidance, and confidence to navigate the sometimes complex world of HR.

    Vicky shares invaluable insights on the ins and outs of a hiring process. She shares tips and tricks on writing effective job descriptions, evaluating a resume, what questions to ask during the interview to uncover deeper insights into a candidate, the recommended interview format and processes, and more.

    Join the conversation now!

    Get FREE mini-episode guides with the big idea from the week’s episode delivered to your inbox when you subscribe to my weekly email.
    Conversation Topics
    (00:00) Intro(02:05) Why hiring feels increasingly difficult(04:40) How to write effective job descriptions(09:13) Interviewing techniques to uncover deeper insights into candidates(22:29) Recommended number of interviews and interview format(25:57) How to read and evaluate resumes(28:18) A great manager Vicky has worked for(31:16) Is there anything a candidate should or shouldn’t ask in an interview?(33:36) Keep up with Vicky(34:25) [Extended Episode Only] What should you do when you’re undecided about a candidate?(39:08) [Extended Episode Only] The truth about reference checks
    Additional Resources:
    - Get the extended episode by Joining The Modern Manager Podcast+ Community for just $15 per month
    - Read the full transcript here
    - Follow me on Instagram here 
    - Visit my website for more here
    - Join the Skills Accelerator Program here - use code CELEBRATE300 for 30% off when you join before May 1, 2024

    To get guest bonuses and many other member benefits, become a member of The Modern Manager Podcast+ Community.

    ---------------------

    The Modern Manager is a leadership podcast for rockstar managers who want to create a working environment where people thrive, and great work gets done.

    Follow The Modern Manager on your favorite podcast platform so you won’t miss an episode!

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
170 Ratings

170 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!

Top Podcasts In Business

Money Rehab with Nicole Lapin
Money News Network
REAL AF with Andy Frisella
Andy Frisella #100to0
PBD Podcast
PBD Podcast
Prof G Markets
Vox Media Podcast Network
Habits and Hustle
Jen Cohen and Habit Nest
The Money Mondays
Dan Fleyshman

You Might Also Like

Coaching for Leaders
Dave Stachowiak
The Look & Sound of Leadership
Essential Communications - Tom Henschel
How to Be Awesome at Your Job
How to be Awesome at Your Job
Coaching Real Leaders
Harvard Business Review / Muriel Wilkins
HBR On Leadership
Harvard Business Review
Modern Mentor
QuickAndDirtyTips.com