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People leave managers, not companies. The Building Better Managers podcast provides interviews with leadership professionals on topics including leadership development, leadership coaching, leadership training, productivity, employee retention, communication, culture, and accountability.

People come to work every day with a whole host of personal and professional challenges. How can you help create a highly productive workplace where people are engaged, involved, and constantly learning?

Join Wendy and find out! BetterManager Co-Founder and COO, Wendy Hanson is an executive coach, author, podcaster, and speaker. Her expertise is in helping businesses develop positive and productive cultures and communities. Wendy has over 21 years experience in management and executive coaching helping numerous start-ups and innovative businesses, including eight years coaching Google executives. She holds an M.Ed. in Organization & Management, and is a Certified Professional Coach (CPCC).
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In today's fast-changing workplace, senior executives need the support to try new things, innovate, adapt, and even admit when they don’t know something! Meighan Hackett Poritz, Managing Director of The Learning Forum, shows us how leveraging high-trust networks, instant benchmarking, leadership development programs, and a coaching culture can take your leaders, managers, and your entire organization to another level. Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! For transcripts and other available downloads, please visit the BetterManager website. https://www.bettermanager.us/podcast © 2022 BetterManager
Every one of our conversations at work can help create more engaged, positive and productive workplaces. In this episode, Wendy welcomes the authors of Conversations Worth Having, Jackie Stavros and Cheri Torres, to discuss why we shouldn’t take these conversations for granted - they really are at the heart of everything we do and are the secret to high-performing leaders and managers. You’ll learn more about Appreciative Inquiry, how to uncover and bring out the best in each person in your organization, and how to increase productivity by finding new opportunities and promoting truly meaningful engagement. Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! For transcripts and other available downloads, please visit the BetterManager website. https://www.bettermanager.us/podcast © 2021 BetterManager
The huge challenges for leaders and managers over the last year have left organizations scrambling for solutions as burned out and disenfranchised employees scatter for better opportunities and working conditions. Debbie Cohen & Kate Roeske-Zummer join us to help solve these problems by injecting some much needed humanity into your organization. Their strategies include 5 practices to lead with awareness, 4 steps to implement great servant leadership, and the simple skills managers can use right now to bring more humanity to your workplace. Please click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit BetterManager for show notes and available downloads. https://www.bettermanager.us/podcast © 2021 BetterManager
Join us for a discussion with Sally Helgesen, best-selling author, speaker, leadership coach, and preeminent expert on women's leadership, focused on the disease to please, embracing your ambition, and the behaviors and habits that may be hindering your career growth. Please click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit BetterManager for show notes and available downloads. https://www.bettermanager.us/podcast © 2021 BetterManager
Integrity, transparency and trust are essential to creating thriving workplaces, particularly in the era of The Great Resignation, with employees quitting at a record pace. Mike Horne, Leadership Consultant, Coach, and Author, joins us to share how you can help keep and attract top talent by creating an attractive, outstanding business culture where people want to come and do their very best work. Please click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit BetterManager for show notes and available downloads. https://www.bettermanager.us/podcast © 2021 BetterManager
People are leaving their jobs in record numbers - and employers are struggling to understand why. Bobby Bakshi, author of "The 101% You: Seven Steps to Creating the Life of Your Choice," joins us to discuss the real reasons behind the record levels of attrition, and how business leaders can create a win-win culture and better retain top talent by investing in their growth and development. We'll be reviewing critical concepts like Purpose, Autonomy, Mastery, Intrinsic Motivation and Transformational Learning that you can build-in to your unique situation. Please click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit BetterManager for show notes and available downloads. https://www.bettermanager.us/podcast © 2021 BetterManager
We all have preferences and biases that can act as “blind spots” holding us back from getting the most out of our teams. Duane Hughes, of the popular TED talk “Check Your Preference and Improve Your Results” joins us with actionable insights that you can use right away to start getting the truly great results from your diversity and inclusion efforts that you’ve always hoped for. Please click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit BetterManager for show notes and available downloads. https://www.bettermanager.us/podcast © 2021 BetterManager
As we strive to be better leaders and managers, it’s a big challenge to deal with team members that are struggling with a victim mentality. Our guest, Chris Joyner, will share his personal experience with victim mentality, and discuss how to recognize and deal with it when we see it in members of our team. Chris' 4 Essential Leadership Principles For Addressing Victim Mentality can help us understand that the responsibility is to resist the urge to rescue them, expect things like blame shifting, and to move the transformation forward by being tactical and asking great questions. Please click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit BetterManager for show notes and available downloads. https://www.bettermanager.us/podcast © 2021 BetterManager
Denise Brosseau of the Thought Leadership Lab joins the podcast to show leaders and managers how they can take care of themselves as leaders and their teams when they are under stress. When managers/leaders are more aware of the warning signs and have the tools to help, it will create a healthier workplace. We'd really appreciate it if you would click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit BetterManager for show notes and available downloads. https://www.bettermanager.us/podcast © 2021 BetterManager
Penry Price, LinkedIn's VP of Marketing Solutions, shares how his team is embracing the challenges of returning to the office and approaching the 'new normal' with intention and flexibility. We'd really appreciate it if you would click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit BetterManager for show notes and available downloads. https://www.bettermanager.us/podcast © 2021 BetterManager
Wendy Thomas joins the podcast to show you how to cultivate the mindset that can help you define and achieve your far reaching goals. Take on life's challenges as opportunities to excel instead of seeing every bump in the road as a frustrating setback! We'd really appreciate it if you would click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit: BetterManager for show notes and available downloads. https://www.bettermanager.us/podcast © 2021 BetterManager
‘Check the Box’ Diversity is missing the big picture. Done right, DE&I can be key to gaining a competitive business advantage. Amy Waninger, author of "Network Beyond Bias," joins the podcast to discuss the business case for authentically investing in inclusive workplaces and diverse leadership teams. We'd really appreciate it if you would click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit: BetterManager for show notes and available downloads. https://www.bettermanager.us/podcast © 2021 BetterManager
Whether dealing with clients or co-workers regionally or around the world, managers that can adapt to cultural differences are far more successful. Rochelle Kopp shares her experiences bringing concepts like servant leadership to her clients in Japan. Visit: BetterManager for show notes and available downloads. https://www.bettermanager.us/podcast © 2021 BetterManager
If you need to scale your business, organization or company, listen to some very functional ideas from Theresa Baretta that your managers & leaders can get started with their teams right away. The more time we put into the right systems, SOPs & KPIs, the more creative we can be at work! Visit: BetterManager for show notes and available downloads. https://www.bettermanager.us/podcast © 2021 BetterManager
Charlie Bailes, VP of HR at ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, joins us to look at the advantages of a multi-generational, family-owned business. Topics include workplace culture, hiring & retention, leadership development, and long-term vs short-term priorities. Visit: BetterManager for show notes and available downloads. https://www.bettermanager.us/podcast © 2021 BetterManager
Karin Reed, bestselling author of "Your On-Camera Coach," joins us to show you how to put your best foot forward in all your remote meetings & Town Halls with Executives. You'll get her best tips to produce better looking, more effective virtual meetings. You'll learn new ways to use your webcam and set up a seamless experience. Visit: BetterManager for show notes and available downloads. https://www.bettermanager.us/podcast © 2021 BetterManager
Michelle Redfern joins us this week to talk about diversity, how it builds the capacities of an organization, and the things that managers & leaders can do to increase the success of their organization by utilizing and celebrating women & diversity. Visit: BetterManager for show notes and available downloads. https://www.bettermanager.us/podcast © 2021 BetterManager
This week, author & educator Robin Hills joins us to discuss how to apply Emotional Intelligence principles to strategically navigate emotions. Acquiring this skill is often the difference maker between great leaders and simply competent administrators. Visit: BetterManager for show notes and available downloads. https://www.bettermanager.us/podcast © 2021 BetterManager
Facing challenging times, leaders and managers must watch for the signs of burnout - for themselves and for their teams. Today’s guest, Janice Litvin, is on a mission to Banish Burnout from the inside out and create healthy, happy, productive workplaces. Visit: BetterManager for show notes and available downloads. https://www.bettermanager.us/podcast © 2020 BetterManager
Susan Colantuono, known for her TED talk "The Career Advice You Probably Didn't Get," shares the challenges in getting more women into positions of leadership, and how to build the business, strategic and financial skills to help you reach your goals. Visit: BetterManager for show notes and available downloads. https://www.bettermanager.us/podcast © 2020 BetterManager
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