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Episodes 201-250


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.

Episodes 151-200

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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.

Episode 194: Build a Culture of Accountability

Episode 190: Influencing without Authority

Episode 186: Create an Actionable Individual Development Plan

Episode 182: Improve Your Executive Functioning Skills

Episode 178: What Are Executive Functioning Skills?

Episode 174: Managing a Remote or Hybrid Team

Episode 170: How to Hire Great People

Episode 166: Engage in Healthy, Productive Conflict

Episode 162: Five Approaches to Dealing with Conflict

Episode 154: The Differential of Managing Managers

Episode 158: Discover Your Optimal Work

Episodes 101-150


Episode 150: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Allyship

Episode 146: Preparing For A Productive Meeting

Episode 142: Ask Better Questions

Episode 138: Managing Four Types of Accountability

Episode 135: Daily Routines to Boost Productivity and Well-being

Episode 132: Understanding and Managing Emotions

Episode 128: Planning in a Time of Uncertainty

Episode 124: How to Make Better Decisions

Episode 120: How to Develop Effective Habits for Managers

Episode 116: Managing Change For Yourself and Your Team

Episode 112: How to Use Impact, Output, and Process Goals

Episode 108: Combat Unhelpful Cognitive Biases

Episode 104: Mapping Workflows for Greater Clarity

Episode 100: What is a Modern Manager?

Episodes 51-100


Episode 100: What is a Modern Manager?

Episode 96: Become a Virtual Team Overnight (1)

Episode 96: Become a Virtual Team Overnight (2)

Episode 92: Managing Disruptive Behaviors in Meetings

Episode 88: Models and Methods of Decision-making

Episode 84: Before You Create a Work Plan, Create a Project Profile

Episode 80: Shift Your Mindset and Start Delegating

Episode 76: Bring Team Values to Life

Episode 72: How to Create Team Values

Episode 68: Quickly Integrate a New Team Member

Episode 64: Establishing Team Email Practices

Episode 60: Habits and Principles to Manage Your Email Inbox

Episode 56: It All Boils Down to Psychological Safety

Episode 52: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Episodes 26-50


Episode 49: Engaging and Productive Virtual Meetings

Episode 47: Managing Stress and Avoiding Burnout

Episode 45: Invest in Meaningful One-on-Ones

Episode 43: Learning from Experience Interviews

Episode 41: Redesign How Your Team Works

Episode 39: Motivating Your Team to Adopt New Behaviors

Episode 37: Defining Your Management Style

Episode 35: How to Evaluate Your Team’s Work

Episode 33: Do You Really Need That Meeting?

Episode 31: Planning Growth Goals for Your Team

Episode 29: Overcoming Common Challenges with Task Managers

Episode 27: Getting Started With A Task Manager

Episodes 1-25


Episode 25: Finding the Right Task Management App

Episode 23: Getting a Handle on Procrastination

Episode 21: Managing Meeting Follow-Through

Episode 19: Time Management Methods, Mindsets, and Approaches

Episode 17: Put Your Team First

Episode 15: Invest in Your Team

Episode 13: Essential Communication Skills

Episode 11: The Enjoyment Equation

Episode 9: Meaningful Appreciation

Episode 7: Strengthening Connections

Episode 5: Providing Autonomy that Works

Episode 3: Building a Culture of Respect

Episode 2: 8 Characteristics of a Rockstar Manager

Episode 1: Are you an Unintentional Manager?