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Episode 258: Establish Powerful Mentorship Relationships with Scott Jeffrey Miller
Episode 257: How to Have Better Conversations with Chuck Wisner
Episode 256: Embrace ‘Both-And’ Thinking to Optimize Polarities with Ronni Hendel
Episode 255: The Benefits of and Processes for Great One-on-Ones with Jason Wick
Episode 254: Shifting Expectations of Work with Mia Baytop Russell
Episode 253: From Overwhelmed to High Performing with Byron Morrison
Episode 252: Facilitate Powerful Collaborations with Deb Mashek
Episode 251: Productivity Approaches That Reduce Stress and Increase Accomplishment
Episode 250: Lessons Learned from 250 Episodes
Episode 249: Use a Strengths-Based Approach to Develop Your Team Members with Scott Whiteford
Episode 248: How to Fix Common Mindset Mistakes with Dre Baldwin
Episode 247: The Power of Meditation for Managers with Shai Tubali
Episode 246: What Managers Can Learn From Generational Differences with Vivek Iyyani
Episode 245: Elements of Team Effectiveness with Dave Gloss
Episode 244: Inspire Employees Through Deep Purpose with Ranjay Gulati
Episode 243: Lessons Learned from Building a Strong Team Environment with Abhishek Nayak
Episode 242: Develop Self-Awareness and Self-Regulation with Robin Hills
Episode 241: Support Your Team Members During a Tragedy with Holly Welch Stubbing
Episode 240: Change Your Questions with Marilee Adams
Episode 239: Optimize Your Team for Remote Work with Kapil Kale
Episode 238: How to Talk About the Hard Things with David Wood
Episode 237: Create the Conditions for Joy in the Workplace with Akaya Windwood
Episode 236: Say What Needs To Be Said with Kim Scott
Episode 235: Get Your Team Working From Their Inner Genius with Catherine Mattiske
Episode 234: Work Environments That Work for Everyone with Genie Love
Episode 233: Don’t Bring Home Stress to Work with Andrea Liebross
Episode 232: Goal Setting and Goal Accomplishing with Hilary DeCesare
Episode 231: Being Thoughtful about the End of Year Holidays with Jen O’Ryan
Episode Mini-guides Archive
Episode 220: Methods for Robust Brainstorm Sessions
Brainstorming is a method of developing ideas in a group setting. It's used to solve problems, come up with new ideas, and generally explore possibilities. While it may seem like a simple task, there’s often much more than meets the eye when it comes to effective brainstorming. Working through various exercises helps you not only generate ideas but also deeply understand the situation you are looking at. This miniguide includes a list of prompts to help boost your brainstorming sessions. The full guide includes four additional approaches to enhancing brainstorming and a sample brainstorm meeting agenda.
Episode 216: Design the Optimal Team Meeting
Almost every team has had some sort of regular team meeting and yet many people complain that these team meetings are necessary, but not very meaningful. The time we spend with our colleagues is precious. Our team meetings are an opportunity to move work forward while strengthening the team. This miniguide includes an overview of 2 factors to consider when designing a team meeting and one example meeting structures, formats, and prework to consider using as a model for your team. The full episode guide includes 4 additional factors to consider when designing a team meeting along with 3 additional examples of team meeting structures.
Episode 212: Prepare for Vacation Time Out of the Office
While it’s supposed to be rejuvenating, taking time off can be quite stressful when you’re worried about work the whole time. Whether it’s returning to an overflowing inbox or concern for how your colleagues are getting on without you, stressing while away from the office (or worse, not taking time off!) is detrimental to your wellbeing. This mini-guide includes an excerpt of Principle #3 to help prepare well for vacations. The full guide includes 4 additional principles, plus more tips for Principle 3, to help you effectively prepare for time away. It also includes tips and a template for communicating tasks effectively to your team members so there's no confusion.
Episode 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. This miniguide includes an excerpt of the full self reflection questions used as part of the Personal Instruction Manual process. To get the full set of reflection questions and the PIM template, become a member at http://www.themodernmanager.com/join or purchase them at http://www.themodernmanager.com/shop.
Episode 204: How to Get and Stay Focused
We live in an age of distractions. No matter what we're doing, we are constantly at the mercy of internal and external distractions. These attention-breakers have serious consequences on our quality of work. The good news is that wish our growing knowledge of the brain and improved technology, there are specific steps we can take to increase attention and improve focus. This mini-guide includes the "focus matrix" with an excerpt of tips from one quadrant. The full guide includes tips and suggestions for how to focus from all four quadrants of the matrix.
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Episode 200: Mamie's Favorite Takeaways from 200 Episodes
In episode 200, I share 6 of my favorite “lessons learned” from the past four years of hosting The Modern Manager podcast. While each guest has offered insights and wisdom from their years of experience, these six nuggets in particular have stuck with me. This episode guide includes support to implement one of 6 next steps. The full guide includes questions for reflection and suggested approaches for taking action on each of the 6 learning’s next steps. It also includes a bonus activity to help you make the most of The Modern Manager podcast.
Episode 197: Coordinating Synchronous and Asynchronous Communications
Communication is at the heart of collaboration. Any team, whether fully in-person, remote, or hybrid, needs to have effective communication processes. With technology advancing what’s possible, and teams evolving when, where and how they work, we need to actively design how we will communicate in ways that take advantage of new capabilities while streamlining and simplifying our systems so that they are sustainable. This mini-guide contains examples of the type of content you might include in your communications guide. The full guide contains a walk through of the 5 steps in the process for creating a communications guide with your team along with principles to consider as you decide on your tools, methods, and norms. It also includes suggestions for how to optimize various forms of synchronous and asynchronous communications and a short list of my favorite tools.