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Management Development Unlocked is a global top 10% podcast for new managers and leaders who want to transform from high-performing individual contributors to great people managers. As the saying goes, “What got you here won’t get you there.” The skills that made you a great employee are almost completely opposite from the skills that will make you a great manager and leader. Eric Girard is your guide during this key transition. Experienced managers and leaders will also benefit from the tips and tricks shared on the show.

Eric interviews guests from around the world with expertise in leadership, management, empathy, emotional intelligence, productivity, feedback, cultural competence, coaching, storytelling, engagement, and other management and leadership and management topics. Eric’s guests include authors and experts with decades of real-world experience who will help you smoothly make the transition into management and leadership.

About your host: Eric Girard is the CEO of Girard Training Solutions LLC, a management development firm focused on helping new managers and leaders transition into their role. ​Eric has over 30 years of experience helping improve the performance of managers, leaders, and employees, including 20 years in Silicon Valley at companies like Apple, Applied Materials, and Symantec. His superpower is facilitation, and he’s led programs around the world with his high-energy and engaging facilitation and speaking style.

Eric is a passionate, lifelong learner. As a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, he is pursuing the rating of Master Scuba Diver Trainer. When he’s not hosting a podcast or designing and or delivering training, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and twin 14-year-old daughters.
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Eric sits down with Cath Song, Human Resources Business Partner at Baidu, on this episode of Management Development Unlocked. Cath has more than six years of experience in the HR world and is a results-driven strategic thinker with a global background. Her company, Baidu, is a Google competitor emphasizing AI and is one of the biggest search engines in the world.In this episode, you’ll hear:Cath Song’s position with Baidu USA and what Baidu does.What a human resources business partner is and how she became an HRBP.The role of an HRBP at Baidu and what new managers should know about working with an HRBP.How new managers engage with human resources business partners during day-to-day business and the expertise they can provide.Why you should form a relationship with your HRBP as soon as you step into your new management role and the coaching you can receive from them.The most important things a new manager should know about hiring in tech.Some considerations when hiring an expat manager including their finances and benefits that the job could impact.Connect with Cath Song:LinkedInInstagram---Head over to girardtrainingsolutions.com to take a look at the 20+ courses I offer for new and experienced managers! Get your copy of the Amazon #1 Bestseller and #1 New Release Lead Like a Pro - The Essential Guide for New Managers while you’re there!Connect with me on LinkedIn.Please subscribe and comment!
On today’s Management Development Unlocked, Eric interviews Roger Martin, co-founder and CEO of ThriveMore Brands. ThriveMore is a platform company with franchise brands under its umbrella, including RockBox Fitness and beem® Light Sauna. They also have a nutrition company and are discussing bringing an overseas franchise concept to America. The company employs 27 people in its home office.In this episode, you’ll hear:Roger Martin’s company, ThriveMore Brands, and an overview of what it does.His tips for overcoming imposter syndrome and why you’re probably not growing if you haven’t experienced it.What competency-selective interviewing tactics are, and how they contrast with just using your gut to hire.The impact of AI in the workplace and what makes it a powerful tool.How managers deal with failure, take responsibility for it, and work to fix the problem at the speed of trust.Psychological safety and the value of feeling safe to make mistakes and grow.The franchise brands that make up ThriveMore Brands and the goal of those brands.Connect with Roger Martin:LinkedInThriveMore BrandsInstagramTikTokTwitter/X---Head over to girardtrainingsolutions.com to take a look at the 20+ courses I offer for new and experienced managers! Get your copy of the Amazon #1 Bestseller and #1 New Release Lead Like a Pro - The Essential Guide for New Managers while you’re there!Connect with me on LinkedIn.Please subscribe and comment!
Today, on Management Development Unlocked, Eric interviews success coach Nathalie Pincham. Nathalie specializes in coaching ambitious, vision-driven founders and leaders. She is also the host of the Your Success Tonic podcast and founder of Story Tonic. As a high achiever herself, Nathalie helps her clients redefine success on their own terms instead of with a set of traditional achievements.In this episode, you’ll hear:How Nathalie Pincham defines a high achiever and its impact on her personal and professional journeys.Nathalie’s process for helping her clients define success on their own terms instead of with a set of traditional achievements.Overcoming self-doubt and imposter syndrome as high achievers transitioning into leadership roles.Why sharing your experience can help others connect and empathize with you.What energy leadership is and why Nathalie believes it can increase your personal and leadership potential.The value of emotional intelligence in the workplace.Her advice for avoiding burnout at work even as you maintain high performance.Why good time management plays a vital role in preventing burnout.Having people you can turn to in your life who offer support in different ways.Nathalie’s success advantage quiz.Connect with Nathalie Pincham:WebsitePodcastLinkedInInstagram---Head over to girardtrainingsolutions.com to take a look at the 20+ courses I offer for new and experienced managers! Get your copy of the Amazon #1 Bestseller and #1 New Release Lead Like a Pro - The Essential Guide for New Managers while you’re there!Connect with me on LinkedIn.Please subscribe and comment!
On this episode of Management Development Unlocked, Eric sits down with guest Deb Harrison. Deb is a kindness advocate as well as a catalyst for growth and change. She is a consultant, coach, speaker, and author. Deb’s goal is to help others optimize every opportunity and every person they interact with. She helps people find the gifts they have within themselves and recognize the gifts other people possess, which can make great things happen.In this episode, you’ll hear:The importance of making kindness a priority in your day-to-day life.Deb Harrison’s perspective on being a growth and change catalyst and getting people to embrace them in various circumstances.Curiosity’s role in helping us be the best version of ourselves.The two biggest misconceptions new managers have about leadership.How adjusting your approach to individual team members can make work run more smoothly.Deb’s approach to coaching new managers and helping them feel more comfortable in their roles.Setting expectations with your team and modeling them to hold yourself and your team accountable.Mindfulness and its impact on the work environment.A personal story from Deb Harrison on driving change in a difficult situation.Her coaching and consulting business and her upcoming book of poetry.Connect with Deb Harrison:WebsiteFacebookInstagramLinkedIn---Head over to girardtrainingsolutions.com to take a look at the 20+ courses I offer for new and experienced managers! Get your copy of the Amazon #1 Bestseller and #1 New Release Lead Like a Pro - The Essential Guide for New Managers while you’re there!Connect with me on LinkedIn.Please subscribe and comment!
Eric welcomes guest Kamaria Scott to the show on today's Management Development Unlocked. Kamaria is the owner of Enetic, which is a boutique consulting firm that helps organizations leverage their people leaders as partners during times of change. Her goal is to ensure that leaders can lead engaged, healthy, and high-performing teams and can do that when their organizations are going through dynamic changes. Kamaria is also the host of the Manager to Manager podcast. Her varied career background allows her to draw from her experiences in various industries to help managers succeed.In this episode, you’ll hear:The one skill Kamaria Scott believes new managers need to master for success.Curiosity’s influence on how a manager leads a team and flexing yourself to adapt to the specific needs of a team member.Influencing engagement and performance on a team and how to get your team to lean in and give a little bit more.Why curiosity shows up in everything you do and can allow you to gauge multiple components of a project.Some practical ways managers can learn about their team members aside from just asking questions.Why Kamaria started her podcast and what she wants people to take away from it.Connect with Kamaria Scott:LinkedInEnetickamaria@eneticlps.comManager to Manager podcastHumble Inquiry by Edgar H. Schein---Head over to girardtrainingsolutions.com to take a look at the 20+ courses I offer for new and experienced managers! Get your copy of the Amazon #1 Bestseller and #1 New Release Lead Like a Pro - The Essential Guide for New Managers while you’re there!Connect with me on LinkedIn.Please subscribe and comment!
On today’s episode of Management Development Unlocked, Eric interviews Nick Smith. Nick specializes in helping leaders and teams deal well with people to remove stress and increase profitability. He is certified in using The GameChanger Index, DISC-based personality instruments, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming techniques. Nick’s varied background enables him to understand how to coach leaders. He prefers to spend much of his time outdoors and coaches outdoors as well.In this episode, you’ll hear:Why Nick Smith sees leading outdoors as similar to leading in business and the importance of feeling like you are in a safe space before producing work.Motivating people who want to be involved and the three things that encourage people.How to handle people on your team who don’t want to be involved and find the why behind it.The power of giving agency to a team.The twin roles of leader and manager and how they play out in an outdoor context.The amount of emphasis you need to place on leading yourself and why looking after yourself first allows you to be in a good place to care for your team.The GameChanger Index, what it does, and how it can benefit your workplace.Connect with Nick Smith:LinkedInSquare Pegs CoachingThe GC Index---Head over to girardtrainingsolutions.com to take a look at the 20+ courses I offer for new and experienced managers! Get your copy of the Amazon #1 Bestseller and #1 New Release Lead Like a Pro - The Essential Guide for New Managers while you’re there!Connect with me on LinkedIn.Please subscribe and comment!
Eric welcomes guest Minette Norman on today’s episode of Management Development Unlocked. Minette is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and after 30 years in the software industry in Silicon Valley, she became a speaker, author, and leadership consultant. Today, her focus area is inclusive leadership.In this episode, you’ll hear:Minette Norman’s path from studying at the Sorbonne and a degree in drama and French to the tech industry in Silicon Valley.How she defines a great high-performing team and diversity’s vital part in that definition.A manager’s role in fostering a team culture where everyone can do their best work and set an expectation of curiosity.The most challenging aspects of managing people and the importance of asking yourself how you’re showing up for your team.Why managers should love people and become good listeners for their teams.The reason we should focus on inclusive leadership in today’s workplace.Minette’s book, The Boldly Inclusive Leader, and its focus on helping all leaders do better in creating inclusive cultures.Her answers for Eric’s lightning round.Connect with Minette Norman:LinkedInWebsite---Head over to girardtrainingsolutions.com to take a look at the 20+ courses I offer for new and experienced managers! Get your copy of the Amazon #1 Bestseller and #1 New Release Lead Like a Pro - The Essential Guide for New Managers while you’re there!Connect with me on LinkedIn.Please subscribe and comment!
On today’s episode of Management Development Unlocked, Eric interviews Christy Freddo. Christy has a background as a trainer in Corporate America and also developed training curriculums. A few years later, she became a marketing manager and director of international marketing, which involved a lot of travel. Ultimately, Christy left her career in international marketing to become an entrepreneur. She purchased a spa about ten years ago and has been a business owner since then.In this episode, you’ll hear:Christy’s varied business background and why it gave her deep experience in management.How new managers can create a positive mindset for themselves whether they’re in Corporate America or a spa.The role of wellness programs and taking time off in promoting a positive mindset.The definition of manifesting, what it means, and how it can benefit managers.How positive affirmations can help new managers without getting too “woo-woo” with them.A manager’s role in leading change for their team and how to keep it positive for the team.The catalyst that led Christy to develop her coaching business, roadmap, and e-book.Eric’s lightning round questions for Christy.Connect with Christy Freddo:InstagramFor your free “Create Your Best Life” e-book, go to keap.app/contact-us/6430519435464693To download your free “Reinvention Roadmap” guided workbook, go to: Bestlifemindset.comContact Christy directly at Christy@bestlifemindset.com---Head over to girardtrainingsolutions.com to take a look at the 20+ courses I offer for new and experienced managers! Get your copy of the Amazon #1 Bestseller and #1 New Release Lead Like a Pro - The Essential Guide for New Managers while you’re there!Connect with me on LinkedIn.Please subscribe and comment!
On today’s episode of Management Development Unlocked, Eric welcomes Roberta Ndlela to the show. Roberta is a member of the Zulu tribe in South Africa and grew up under the apartheid system. Apartheid ended when she was 18, and at 19, she began her corporate career in the transportation industry, where she honed her communication skills. Later, as she taught English in South Korea, Roberta recognized the value of adaptability.  She credits her communication and adaptability skills for her success today.In this episode, you’ll hear:How Roberta Ndlela defines “soft skills” as human skills.Why you need soft skills in addition to technical knowledge.The top eight behaviors that successful managers or leaders possess.The data behind soft skills, why CEOs spend 20% more time learning soft skills than the average person, and the increased productivity rates of their teams.Quiet quitting and workers’ reluctance to do more than the minimum at work.Roberta Ndlela’s free 30-minute call to assist listeners with speaking or leading people.Connect with Roberta Ndlela:LinkedInInstagram---Head over to girardtrainingsolutions.com to get a free copy of my eBook, "Advice for a New Manager."Connect with me on LinkedIn.Please subscribe and comment!
On today’s Management Development Unlocked, Eric welcomes Mark Panciera to the show. Mark is CEO of The Pacific Institute, where he is committed to providing people tools to think about what they think about and help them think in a way that illuminates their potential to drive greater personal and professional performance than ever before. Throughout his career, Mark has specialized in accelerating growth in companies, teams, and individuals while wearing many hats--from business owner and community leader to executive and entrepreneur.In this episode, you’ll hear:How Mark Panciera defines mindset and how you can transform it into a skillset.Awareness, acceptance, and action and then celebrating the achievement.Some practical steps you can take to begin overcoming unhelpful beliefs about yourself and recast how you view yourself.Why repetition is the mother of learning and the role of stamina in creating new habits.The crucial mindset new leaders and managers need to have.How managers can take small steps to help your team create a productive mindset by modeling, mentoring, and monitoring.Mark’s answers to Eric’s lightning round.Connect with Mark Panciera:LinkedInMark’s websiteThe Pacific InstituteInvent Your FutureBreathing Life Into People: The View from an Undertaker’s Chair---Head over to girardtrainingsolutions.com to get a free copy of my eBook, "Advice for a New Manager."Connect with me on LinkedIn.Please subscribe and comment!
Today, on Management Development Unlocked, Eric welcomes Stephen Morris to the show. Stephen is a retired Army veteran turned entrepreneur. After leaving the Army, Stephen joined the corporate world and hated every second of it. Upon reflection, he determined that he hated it because he wasn’t pleased with the lack of leadership development in the corporations he worked with. Rather than complain about it, he decided to try to find a solution.Stephen Morris is the CEO of Renowned Leadership and has more than 21 years of experience in leadership roles. He is passionate about sharing everything he’s learned as a Leadership Development and Career Coach.In this episode, you’ll hear:Some of the most important lessons Stephen’s learned about leadership.Why the worst decisions you’ll ever make are the ones you make quickly and the value in taking a tactical pause.What Stephen wants new managers to know as they move into leadership.Why getting to know your team on a personal level and working alongside them can increase your team’s trust and performance.The secret to becoming a good leader when you’re new to management.The three books Stephen Morris recommends for new managers.What his new product is and where you can find it.Connect with Stephen Morris:LinkedInRenowned Leadership---Head over to girardtrainingsolutions.com to get a free copy of my eBook, "Advice for a New Manager."Connect with me on LinkedIn.Please subscribe and comment!
Today’s episode of Management Development Unlocked marks the 50th episode! Eric’s guest is Tom Applegarth. Tom’s entire career has been spent in human resources at multiple companies, both big and small. Today, he is the Vice President of Human Resources for Preferred CFO, which works with about 150 companies to offer outsourced finance, accounting, HR, and payroll for smaller companies.In this episode, you’ll hear:The compensation issues new managers should consider when hiring or contemplating merit increases for their employees.The most common financial mistakes new managers make.Terminating employees, the issues that can arise in those situations, and one of Tom’s best examples of it.The limitations of offering references for a candidate and Tom Applegarth’s advice for who you should really be speaking to about someone.Why the best managers are always recruiting.What Tom’s company does and makes it unique.Eric’s lightning round questions for Tom.Connect with Tom Applegarth:LinkedInPreferred CFOtom@preferredcfo.com---Head over to girardtrainingsolutions.com to get a free copy of my eBook, "Advice for a New Manager."Connect with me on LinkedIn.Please subscribe and comment!
Eric welcomes Lisa Alvarez on today’s Management Development Unlocked. Lisa is a leadership development manager, guide, facilitator, and teacher. She helps leaders develop their skills, EQ, and feedback conflict management. She helps leaders engage feelings and emotions and bring them back into the work environment.Lisa is the founder of The EMOTIVE lab and helps businesses achieve results by creating an environment where their employees can thrive and perform at their highest potential.In this episode, you’ll hear:How Lisa Alvarez says leaders can improve their EQ and empathy’s role in influencing others.Defining self-awareness, learning to be with how you’re feeling, and why it’s the first step toward empathizing with others.What managers can do to become more self-aware.The importance of centering yourself to relax and focus to handle a situation in a responsive rather than reactive manner.The biggest challenges new managers face when it comes to empathy.Why exposure to people who are different from you can help you develop empathy.Lisa’s EQ workshops for leaders and what you can learn from The EMOTIVE Lab.Her final thoughts on developing empathy.Connect with Lisa Alvarez:LinkedInThe EMOTIVE Lab---Head over to girardtrainingsolutions.com to get a free copy of my eBook, "Advice for a New Manager."Connect with me on LinkedIn.Please subscribe and comment!
On today’s episode of Management Development Unlocked, Eric is speaking with Eric Stone, a business consultant who helps organizations build a unique, high-performing culture. He is also a speaker and a coach who helps newly promoted managers get their bearings. Eric’s new book is Jumpstart Your Workplace Culture: A Road Map for Igniting High Performance.In this episode, you’ll hear:The five key factors of employee engagement, according to Eric Stone, including trust, clear communication, tools, encouragement, and rewards.What new managers can do to hone their time management skills and implement scheduling with precision.The four Ds of emails: delete, defer, do, and delegate.Eric’s tips for effectively communicating with your team.How you can create a high-performance culture in your organization using Eric Stone’s framework.The biggest myth about workplace culture.His new book and what makes it stand out.Connect with Eric Stone:LinkedInWebsiteClear Path VenturesInstagramYouTubeFacebook---Head over to girardtrainingsolutions.com to get a free copy of my eBook, "Advice for a New Manager."Connect with me on LinkedIn.Please subscribe and comment!
On today’s Management Development Unlocked, Eric interviews Paul Teasdale. Paul is a father of two, a husband, and a friend to many, but ultimately, he loves to connect people. In his day-to-day job, he helps people accelerate their performance, primarily using lessons from the high-performance world of Formula One, where Paul had the privilege of working for seven years.In this episode, you’ll hear:Paul’s background in manufacturing and consulting, how that eventually led to a position at a dairy company’s headquarters in New Zealand, his transition into banking, and how he ultimately landed in the Formula One racing industry.What it was like to work at the McLaren Technology Centre, why it’s built to inspire, and how Paul kept high performers engaged.The key leadership lessons he learned from working at McLaren and how to identify the leaders on your team.The pitfalls to be aware of and avoid as a new manager, along with the role of influence in a leadership role.Paul’s online course that teaches you to determine what you want to achieve, the actions that impact results, who the team is, what insights your team needs to make the best decisions, and the data you need to drive those insights.RAPID Performance = Results, Actions, People Insights + DataPaul’s responses to Eric’s lightning round and his surprising answer to the person he’d most like to interview.Connect with Paul Teasdale:LinkedInWebsitepaul@paulteasdale.co.uk---Head over to girardtrainingsolutions.com to get a free copy of my eBook, "Advice for a New Manager."Connect with me on LinkedIn.Please subscribe and comment!
Today’s episode of Management Development Unlocked features Colby Morris. Colby has spent the last several years developing leaders and leadership teams. He is also a consultant, a dad, and a husband--not necessarily in that order.Colby Morris is an experienced Chief Operating Officer with a proven track record of driving revenue growth and operational excellence. He is a strong leader passionate about developing highly engaged, high-performing teams. A strategic thinker, he has a proven ability to execute complex plans. Colby is the founder and president of NXT Step Advisors, a consulting firm based in Austin, Texas.In this episode, you’ll hear:Why developing yourself is one of the most important first steps of leadership development for a new manager, and recognizing that leadership is about the people.The aspects of leadership development that new managers should avoid.Colby’s take on the fallacy that a new manager can’t develop leadership skills.Where new managers can discover resources to develop their leadership skills and why it’s well worth making the budget and time investment.Colby’s consulting business with his wife, their roles as a fractional CFO and fractional COO, and his podcast.Eric’s lightning round questions for Colby.Connect with Colby Morris:LinkedInNXT Step AdvisorsThings Leaders Do podcast---Did you know that one in four managers were promoted to leadership positions with no formal training? Unsurprisingly, this trend negatively impacts employee performance. Research proves that “accidental managers” make team members feel less satisfied, valued, and motivated in their jobs.If you don’t know how to support your new managers in their transition to their new position, my upcoming FREE Masterclass: Lead Like a Pro, is for you! In this special session, I will give you an executive overview of a new course I have developed to help new managers thrive in their new leadership roles.Save the date: November 8, 2023, at 10 am PT.Register hereHead over to girardtrainingsolutions.com to get a free copy of my eBook, "Advice for a New Manager."Connect with me on LinkedIn.Please subscribe and comment!
This episode of Management Development Unlocked features Vidal Graupera. Vidal is an entrepreneur who is currently building an AI coaching platform. Initially, his AI platform is focused on job interviewing. He also runs a website and a podcast called ManagersClub and served as an engineering manager in the past. Vidal is also an author.In this episode, you’ll hear:What makes one-on-ones a manager’s superpower, and why they can help build trust and connection as well as offer valuable feedback to team members.The purpose of a one-on-one and the opportunities they provide your team members.The three-step structure of a great one-on-one and how to ensure you’re getting the information you need while the team member is receiving value from the meeting.Vidal’s suggestions for questions you can ask to make sure your one-on-ones aren’t rote or boring and where you can find his entire list of questions.What the outcome should be after a good one-on-one session.Why you should be taking notes in your one-on-ones as a manager and Vidal’s advice for creating a successful one-on-one meeting.Eric’s lightning round for Vidal.Connect with Vidal Graupera:LinkedInManagersClubInterview IgniterWebsite---Did you know that one in four managers were promoted to leadership positions with no formal training? Unsurprisingly, this trend negatively impacts employee performance. Research proves that “accidental managers” make team members feel less satisfied, valued, and motivated in their jobs.If you don’t know how to support your new managers in their transition to their new position, my upcoming FREE Masterclass: Lead Like a Pro, is for you! In this special session, I will give you an executive overview of a new course I have developed to help new managers thrive in their new leadership roles.Save the date: November 8, 2023, at 10 am PT.Register hereHead over to girardtrainingsolutions.com to get a free copy of my eBook, "Advice for a New Manager."Connect with me on LinkedIn.Please subscribe and comment!
On this episode of Management Development Unlocked, Eric interviews Wayne Mullins. Wayne is a husband, father, entrepreneur, leader, and manager who always tries to learn and grow. He is the founder of Ugly Mug Marketing, where most of his management and leadership takes place today. He is passionate about helping others develop and become better versions of themselves.In this episode, you’ll hear:How Wayne manages self-accountable, high-performing teams and what being self-accountable means.Self-accountability’s role in leadership and management, why leaders have to create a clear vision for where they want to go for their teams, and the three components of a clear vision.The most important person you need to manage (hint: yourself!), how to do that gracefully, and what the concept of “when furious, get curious” means.Wayne Mullins’ recommendations for dealing with team members who don’t fit the company culture and why cultures are self-selecting.How you can fix a company culture that isn’t in line with company offerings and an example of that concept in play.The value in having mentors, coaches, therapists, etc., in your corner as a leader.The story behind  Ugly Mug Marketing’s name.Connect with Wayne Mullins:LinkedInUgly Mug Marketing---Did you know that one in four managers were promoted to leadership positions with no formal training? Unsurprisingly, this trend negatively impacts employee performance. Research proves that “accidental managers” make team members feel less satisfied, valued, and motivated in their jobs.If you don’t know how to support your new managers in their transition to their new position, my upcoming FREE Masterclass: Lead Like a Pro, is for you! In this special session, I will give you an executive overview of a new course I have developed to help new managers thrive in their new leadership roles.Save the date: November 8, 2023, at 10 am PT.Register hereHead over to girardtrainingsolutions.com to get a free copy of my eBook, "Advice for a New Manager."Connect with me on LinkedIn.Please subscribe and comment!
Eric’s guest on Management Development Unlocked this week is Felicia Shakiba. Felicia is the founder, podcast host, and global leadership and HR consultant for CPO Playbook Consultancy. She previously held the role of Global Head of Performance Management at WPP. Felicia has more than 20 years of HR leadership experience.In this episode, you’ll hear:The definition of performance management and its four pillars: goal creation, measurement, conversation, and rewards and recognition.Why high performers should be rewarded accordingly.The primary goal of performance management and how it can help align employees' efforts with the organization's goals.The importance of having ongoing conversations about performance expectations so that employees aren’t blindsided in a performance review.How managers can actively participate in effective performance management, and the three questions you can ask team members to structure these dialogues.Some of Felicia’s suggestions for building rapport and trust during a one-on-one.The questions you need to ask to get your team member to take ownership of an issue with your support.The steps managers can take to measure their own performance within the performance management framework.Connect with Felicia Shakiba:LinkedInCPO PlaybookPodcast---Head over to girardtrainingsolutions.com to get a free copy of my eBook, "Advice for a New Manager."Connect with me on LinkedIn.Please subscribe and comment!
Today, on Management Development Unlocked, Eric welcomes Brian Nelson-Palmer as a special co-host. Brian is the mastermind behind Productivity Gladiator, where he helps project managers and soon-to-be project managers with specific tools and tactics they can use to handle overwhelm and burnout.In this episode, you’ll hear ten time management hacks for up-and-coming managers, with Eric and Brian sharing their best tips and their thoughts on figuring out what will work best for you.In this episode, you’ll hear:Why everything needs to go on your calendar.Estimate the time a task will take on your calendar.The best system is the one you’ll actually use and what that could look like.How Eric implements his multiple-calendar system.Eric’s “do it, delegate it, or delete it” philosophy.Why Brian says up-and-coming managers need to stop running errands.Use Subscribe and Save for subscriptions to automate part of your life.How you can implement AI to increase your productivity at home and work.Why Brian insists that you need to stop emailing back and forth to schedule meetings.Try dictation instead of typing.Some final thoughts from Eric and Brian.Connect with Brian Nelson-Palmer:LinkedInProductivity Gladiator---Head over to girardtrainingsolutions.com to get a free copy of my eBook, "Advice for a New Manager."Connect with me on LinkedIn.Please subscribe and comment!
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