217 episodes

Host Mamie Kanfer Stewart shares practical approaches to help you be a great manager. 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.

Episodes features topics like: 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.

The Modern Manager Mamie Kanfer Stewart

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    • 4.8 • 144 Ratings

Host Mamie Kanfer Stewart shares practical approaches to help you be a great manager. 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.

Episodes features topics like: 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.

    210: Leading with Authenticity with Sabrina Horn

    210: Leading with Authenticity with Sabrina Horn

    Authenticity at work requires being true to yourself. However, this can be a difficult feat for managers. We often step into the management position believing there is a certain way we must speak and act, or certain knowledge we should now possess simply because we’re leading others, but research shows people respond more favorably to managers who are their true selves. How can managers fulfill their role while being true to their personalities, capabilities, and limitations?
    Today’s guest is Sabrina Horn. Sabrina is an award-winning CEO, author, communications expert, and advisor. Her career is highlighted by 25 years as Founder, CEO, and President of Horn Group, the iconic U.S. tech communications agency she founded in Silicon Valley at age 29. She is currently CEO of HORN Strategy, focused on helping entrepreneurs navigate the early stages of their companies. She is here today to talk with us about her new book, Make It, Don’t Fake It: Leading with Authenticity for Real Business Success.
    Sabrina and I talk about imposter syndrome, how to be appropriately authentic, how to overcome your inner critic's fears by acting ‘as if’ and more strategies for being real and amazing at work.
    Members of the Modern Manager community can get one of five signed copies of Sabrina’s book, Make It, Don’t Fake It. This book offers executives concrete advice on what to do when faced with everyday challenges and big dilemmas, so leaders can make the right decisions and build durable businesses. Get it when you join the Modern Manager community.
     
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    Read the related blog article: Overcome Imposter Syndrome and Lead with Authenticity
     
    KEEP UP WITH SABRINA
    Website: https://www.sabrinahorn.com
    Book: Make It, Don’t Fake It
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sabrinahorn/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/sabrinahorn
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sabrinahorn/
     
    Key Takeaways:

    Being inauthentic is unsustainable. Even though it’s hard to face the truth, it's harder in the long-

    • 29 min
    209: Master the Hiring Process with Tatiyana Cure

    209: Master the Hiring Process with Tatiyana Cure

    It's cliche, but true: Your people are your biggest asset. There's nothing more important than hiring people who are a strong fit for the job responsibilities and also align with your organization's values and mission. But recruiting the right people for your team can pose a challenge, and the hiring process can leave managers feeling exhausted.
    Today’s guest is Tatiyana Cure. Tatiyana brings her extensive background as an executive recruiter and talent acquisition leader to her work of coaching managers. She has partnered with thousands of hiring managers in a wide variety of industries. She is passionate about helping managers achieve their business goals through effective talent strategies. Tatiyana wrote her first book: "Hire to Win: Manager's Practical Guide for Attracting and Interviewing Top Talent" to share a blueprint for those looking for a step-by-step guide in hiring.
    We talk about the ins and outs of hiring: how to write a good job description, how to distinguish who to invite to an interview and who to pass on, how to handle reference checks, and so much more, so that you can hire the right people for your team.
    10 members of the Modern Manager community get a free copy of Tatiyana’s book, Hire to Win. This step-by-step playbook accompanies managers looking to achieve better results, higher profits, and more success through the employees they hire. Get it when you join the Modern Manager community.
     
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    Read the related blog article: The Step by Step Guide to Hiring the Perfect Person
     
    KEEP UP WITH TATIYANA
    Website: https://howtowintalent.com/
    Book: Hire to Win
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tatiyanacure/
     
    Key Takeaways:

    Build a recruiting intake process as a blueprint. Consider what goal you are trying to accomplish, why your organization is unique, and what success in the job looks like. 
    Get to the point quickly when writing a job description. Spell out specifically what you’re looking for and what the role entails. Include the compensation range. 
    There are four types of applicants; Blanket Folks who apply to every position, Role Players who have the skill set in place already, Stretchers who are looking to advance their career, and Head Scratchers who have taken a leave and are returning or trying a new career

    • 33 min
    208: The Personal Instruction Manual

    208: The Personal Instruction Manual

    Most people have a general idea about how their colleagues or team members work best. You may occasionally pick up a random fact about a person's personality or work style, but it's rare to have the full picture. The result: we are frustrated by our coworkers because we don’t understand them and they don’t understand us. 
    Today I talk about creating a Personal Instruction Manual, or PIM for short. A PIM is a resource that describes a person’s personality and working preferences, and its purpose is to help that person’s coworkers and manager better understand and work with them. Similar to an instruction manual that comes with a new piece of hardware or software, a PIM helps people understand how to engage with someone most effectively.
    The full episode guide includes a template for creating a Personal Instruction Manual. You’ll find questions for each section to help the creator capture relevant insights about themselves. In addition, I’m offering an extra bonus this week. If you are interested in having me support your team to develop Personal Instruction Manuals, I will facilitate a team coaching program centered on PIMs at a 20% discount. Get these offers when you join the Modern Manager community or purchase the full guide at www.themodernmanager.com/shop.  
     
    Get the free mini-guide at themodernnmanager.com/miniguides.
     
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    Read the related blog article: Optimize Your Working Relationships with the Personal Instruction Manual
     
    Key Takeaways:

    Don’t waste time guessing what your teammates need. Craft and share Personal Instruction Manuals to explain how each person works most effectively. 
    Each person learns and shares their Myer Briggs profile so everyone can better understand different thinking styles and behaviors. 
    Explain what work environment you work best in: remote/office, quiet/noisy, deep work/meeting times, and most productive times of days. 
    Share what types of things stress you at work and what behaviors indicate that you're feeling stressed. Explain how people can best support you at these times. 
    Describe your communication preferences: How do you like feedback? How do you deal with conflict and what makes you feel appreciated? 

    • 13 min
    207: The Seven Paradoxes of Leadership with Sumit Gupta

    207: The Seven Paradoxes of Leadership with Sumit Gupta

    We’ve all been there. We thought we knew what was best, only to find out later that what we thought we knew was wrong. Even the best manager can get lost in all the leadership advice, trying to do what’s right and still somehow failing. This is because sometimes that leadership advice is wrong.
    Today’s guest is Sumit Gupta. Sumit spent 20 years in software, started 2 for-profit and 1 non-profit organizations, and is a photographer. He combines his experiences as a techie, engineer, 3x entrepreneur, and leader in companies like Yahoo and Booking.com, and as a poet and photographer – to help leaders merge the science of doing business with the art of leadership.
    Sumit and I talk about the seven paradoxes of leadership. These paradoxes are concepts that shift the way we think about leadership and what it takes to be a great manager. They take the typical leadership advice and flip it on its head.
    Members of the Modern Manager community get a 20% discount on Deploy Yourself, a 6-month group coaching program for leaders starting July 15 and September 15, 2022. This program will help you create better results in less time, build strong relationships, and find meaning and joy. You can get an additional 20% off the program if you register by June 20. Get it when you join the Modern Manager community.
     
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    Read the related blog article: What You Thought About Leading a Team is Wrong
     
    KEEP UP WITH SUMIT
    Podcast: https://www.deployyourself.com/podcast/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sumit4all/
    Newsletter: https://www.deployyourself.com/newsletter/
    Seven Paradoxes Report: https://www.deployyourself.com/7-leadership-paradoxes/
     
    Key Takeaways:

    What we believe about effective management is often the opposite. We call these paradoxes of effective leadership.
    To build psychological safety, trust your team’s intentions and abilities from the start, rather than waiting for them to prove themselves. 
    Don’t blindly trust. Set up the right structure of clear expectations, values and direction. Be transparent about any concerns you have so they can be add

    • 30 min
    206: Delegate to Elevate with Yuri Elkaim

    206: Delegate to Elevate with Yuri Elkaim

    When working with a team, delegation is one of the most important skills to develop. One of our main goals as managers is to unlock the potential of our people, and effective delegation enables that to happen. However, ineffective delegation can lead to frustration and inefficiencies for everyone. 
    Today’s guest is Yuri Elkaim. Yuri is a former pro athlete, leading health expert, New York Times bestselling author, and the founder of Healthpreneur® where he helps health entrepreneurs, coaches, and practitioners start and scale online practices that create more income and freedom...and better results for their clients.
    Yuri and I talk about creating the parameters for people to take on additional responsibility and autonomy while meeting the standards and expectations that you’ve set. We talk about creating principles, the importance of effective onboarding, and finding the balance between micromanaging and being totally hands off.
    Members of the Modern Manager community get the worksheet Communication is Key, which is one lesson from Mamie’s course, The Modern Manager’s Guide to Effective Delegation. In addition, members get 90% off the full course which includes 5 modules of brief mini-lessons that help you take manageable actions to apply the learnings to your situation. It’s designed for busy managers who are ready to free their time and eliminate friction through effective delegation. Get these bonuses when you join the Modern Manager community.
     
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    Read the related blog article: Guide Your Team Using Organization Principles
     
    KEEP UP WITH YURI
    Website: https://healthpreneurgroup.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/healthpreneur/
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@yurielkaim
     
    Key Takeaways:

    To document your management approach, imagine a scene of yourself working. Consider what you say and how you interact. If you can articulate your process, you can delegate it to others. 
    Elevate your time by delegating low level tasks below your paygrade. Maintain oversight as you delegate new tasks to ensure they are completed to your standards. 
    Use an ‘early alignment phase’ for the first two weeks during which you closely monitor the work to make sure your team member learns the new expectations properly. Small, early misses could lead to big mistakes farther down. Be available for support if

    • 32 min
    205: Becoming a Modern Manager with Joie Jager-Hyman

    205: Becoming a Modern Manager with Joie Jager-Hyman

    A modern manager is an employee’s partner. You support them, teach them, and guide them through the ups and downs of doing their work. While many new managers, and entrepreneurs are thrown into the position without training, they don’t need to flounder. With a bit of intention and determination, anyone can become a rockstar manager. 
    Today’s guest is Joie Jager-Hyman. Joie is the Founder of College Prep 360, a boutique educational advisory group. She is also the author of two books on college admissions: "B+ Grades A+ College Applications" and "Fat Envelope Frenzy".
    Joie and I talk about her experience of transforming into a “modern manager” and how that has impacted her personally, her team, and her business.
    Members of the Modern Manager community get 10% off educational advising or college essay editing from College Prep 360. Get this bonus when you join the Modern Manager community.
     
    Subscribe to my newsletter to get episodes, articles and free mini-guides delivered to your inbox. 
     
    Read the related blog article: People Management Should Be Your Top Priority
     
    KEEP UP WITH JOIE:
    Website: https://www.collegeprep360.com/
     
    Key Takeaways:

    Most managers and entrepreneurs never got trained to be people managers, so we have to proactively educate ourselves.
    Strong people management is your foundation. The better you take care of your team, the better work they can do.
    Develop team and/or company values. Together, decide what you care about and how you want to treat each other. Reference these values as often as possible in meetings, when giving feedback, etc.
    Don’t let stress overtake your values. Being stressed is not an excuse for treating team members poorly.
    It’s just as important to support your team as it is to please clients.
    Invest in a coach for yourself and give your team members opportunities for professional coaching. 
    Good people management is a learning journey. Your team members will need different things from you as they develop.

    Additional Resources:

    Episode 72: Align Your Team By Creating Shared Values

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
144 Ratings

144 Ratings

#ohheykt ,

The Podcast I’ve Been Looking For

I’ve been looking for a podcast just like this for years and I’m so happy I finally found it. As a new manager, I wanted to get advice and learn new skills so I could be the best manager I could be. Come to find out, this podcast is so much more, addressing issues like confidence, conflict resolution and career growth. All the podcasts about work that I’d found previously were either men-focused (which is fine, but women have other, different struggles) or entrepreneur-focused (which I have no desire to be). I’ve only listened to handful of episodes of this podcast so far and have forwarded several to friends and colleagues. Highly recommend!

Lisa Marie Platske ,

Influencial Leadership

It was an honor to be interviewed by Mamie Kenfer Stewart on the Modern Manager show. We talked about the importance of understanding your values, following your vision, and being able to have the courage to do something with that vision in order to transform your reality. She asked great questions and invited me to share strategies from my Influential Leadership Blueprint that can increase your management and leadership IQ. I highly recommend listening in to her show.

ArlieLP ,

An incredible resource!

It’s obvious Mamie puts extraordinary effort into every single episode. But what makes this show A is the quality of the guests, stories and tactics. She consistently finds management professionals that are authentic

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