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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.