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The Management Minute with Dr. Donita Brown

Author: Dr. Donita Brown

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Dr. Donita Brown sits down with business leaders to discuss how to navigate the world of management. Whether you are a seasoned manager or just starting out, this podcast is for you. After more than 20 years of corporate management experience leading teams of 2 to 102, Dr. Donita Brown now serves as a professor of management at Lipscomb University's College of Business in Nashville, TN. She is also an author, speaker, and habit coach.
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This episode's interview is with Brian Raybourne, the Senior Director of Strategic Growth at AngelEye Health.Brian shares stories and advice based on his management experiences, including the importance of:Doing the right thing even when no one is watchingKeeping the main thing the main thingStepping outside of your comfort zoneUnderstanding that the role of leaders is to help others achieve great thingsHe answers the same questions as each podcast guest:How do your values impact your managem...
This episode's interview is with Jennifer Sellers, VP, Global Commercial Banking Commercial Associate II at Bank of America.She shares stories and advice based on her management experiences, including the importance of:Understanding how your management style affects the people you lead on a personal levelLeading with confidence, competence, and humilityTrusting the people you put into place to do their partShe answers the same questions as each podcast guest:How do your values impact your man...
This episode's interview is with David Shipman, the Chief Operating Officer for the YMCA of Middle Tennessee. David shares stories and advice based on his management experiences, including the importance of:Not skipping the hard stuffManaging in close proximity, not at a distanceBeing about the peopleHe answers the same questions as each podcast guest:How do your values impact your management philosophy?Who or what has had the most impact on your management style?What book has made the b...
This episode's interview is with Julieann Brazeal, Global Financial Services Operations Lead at Accenture.She shares stories and advice based on her management experiences, including the importance of:Inspiring, engaging, and equipping your peopleUnderstanding your people’s strengths and putting them in the right places to use themGiving your people measurable goalsStewardship and taking micro-actions every day that make things better than they were beforeShe answers the same questions as eac...
This episode's interview is with Ace Timmermeier, Director of Tourism for the City of Springfield.She shares stories and advice based on her management experiences, including the importance of:Connecting what you do to the overarching missionHelping ensure your people understand their "why" and the motivation behind what they doInvesting in your people and understanding their valueShe answers the same questions as each podcast guest:How do your values impact your management philosophy?Who or ...
This episode's interview is with Jeff Forehand, the Head Baseball Coach at Lipscomb University.Coach Forehand discusses his experiences in college baseball and the importance of listening to and learning from others.He answers the same questions as each podcast guest:How do your values impact your management philosophy?Who or what has had the most impact on your management style?What book has made the biggest impact on you?
This episode's interview is with Lynda Cook, Senior IT Project Manager at HCA Healthcare.She shares stories and advice based on her management experiences, including the importance of:Empowering your teamHoning in on your strengthsSpending time getting to know your employees and the things they valueShe answers the same questions as each podcast guest:How do your values impact your management philosophy?Who or what has had the most impact on your management style?What book has made the bigges...
This episode's interview is with Burt Nowers. Burt is one of the founders of AIM Healthcare in Franklin, Tennessee, where he spent 14 years as CFO. He was a member of the board of Healing Hands International since 2005 and served as its president from 2012-2016.He is an Executive-in-Residence for Lipscomb University's College of Business, a member of the Dean's Board, and a generous philanthropist. Burt shares stories and advice based on his management experiences, including the im...
This episode's interview is with Luis Parodi, a Vice President and the Senior Regional CRA & Community Development Officer at Republic Bank.Luis shares stories and advice based on his management experiences, including the importance of:Listening with the intent to understandEmpowering your employees with the tools to grow and thriveEmbracing servant leadershipHe answers the same questions as each podcast guest:How do your values impact your management philosophy?Who or what has had the mo...
This episode's interview is with Dave Puncochar, the Founder & CEO of Good Wood Nashville.Dave shares stories and advice based on his management experiences, including the importance of:Overcommunicating with your customers and employeesCraftsmanship and being able to take pride in your workBeing honest and upfront with your peopleKnowing when to celebrate the good and when the right times are to be brutally honestHe answers the same questions as each podcast guest:How do your values impa...
Dr. Mark Whitacre is the Vice President of Culture and Care at Coca-Cola Consolidated and a leader in the Faith and Work movement for the last two decades.He is considered the highest-ranked executive of any Fortune 500 company to become a whistleblower in U.S. history, and was responsible for uncovering the ADM price-fixing scandal in the early 1990s, which was depicted in the movie "The Informant."Since December, Dr. Whitacre has been the Executive Director of t-factor, a Coca-Cola Consolid...
This episode's interview is with Judith Meyer, Assistant Vice President at HCA Healthcare.She shares stories and advice based on her management experiences, including the importance of:Knowing your values and using them as your North StarWorking with a coachCharting your own way and not comparing your journey to others’Being vulnerable and transparent with your teamShe answers the same questions as each podcast guest:How do your values impact your management philosophy?Who or what has had the...
This episode's interview is with John Weisenseel. John recently retired from a long career as a top financial executive, including roles as the SVP & CFO of AllianceBernstein and Standard & Poor's. He is an Executive-in-Residence for Lipscomb University's College of Business and serves on the board of several non-profits.John shares stories and advice based on his management experiences, including the importance of:Building diverse teamsCarving out time to listen to othersSe...
This episode's interview is with Tom Harmon, the AVP of Portfolio & Financial Performance Management within the Information Technology Group at HCA Healthcare.Tom shares stories and advice based on his management experiences, including the importance of:Trying to understand the root causes of problems instead of just trying to solve themLeaning into your own personal, authentic leadership style instead of trying to emulate other leadersBeing available and present to your team. Seeing...
This episode's interview is with Sue Nokes. She has had a long career as a top executive and change agent in Fortune 100 companies, including T-Mobile, Walmart, and AT&T.Sue is also a member of Lipscomb University's Board of Trustees and other non-profit boards, a generous philanthropist, and a mentor to students in the College of Business through the Executives-in-Residence program.She shares stories and advice based on her management experiences, including the importance of:Securing buy...
This episode's interview is with Greg Sandfort, former President & CEO of Tractor Supply Company. He also served as President and COO at Michaels Stores, Inc. Greg shares stories and advice based on his management experiences, including the importance of:Understanding that change is a good thing and embracing itImplementing a servant leadership approach built on trustBeing able to relate to and communicate with people at all levelsListening more than you speakHe answers the same ques...
This episode's interview is with General Bill Hickman, a decorated military leader with over 36 years of service.He is also the Chair of the Board of Directors at Campbell Strong Defense Alliance and the Director of Scoutreach for the Boy Scouts of America's Middle Tennessee Council.He shares stories and advice based on his management experiences, including the importance of:Demonstrating the courage to do the right thing even when it's costlyUnderstanding what your leadership philosophy isSo...
This episode's interview is with Mignon Francois, the Founder, CEO, and Director of Joy at The Cupcake Collection. She is also a National Best-Selling Author.She shares stories and advice based on her management experiences, including the importance of:Ensuring your people understand their valueListening to your employees and trying to understand the desires of their heartUnderstanding the power of your wordsSpeaking life into your employeesShe answers the same questions as each podcast guest...
This episode's interview is with Dr. Scott Leuchter, a Business Psychologist and the CEO and Co-Founder of People Puzzle, LLC.He shares stories and advice based on his management experiences, including the importance of:Listening to your people and truly asking them questions to understand and not based on your agendaHaving empathy and meeting your people where they are, whoever they are, and how they areUnderstanding management is not about youSpending time with people and giving them everyt...
This episode's interview is with Jonathan Barnes, Founding Partner of Work Heartily, LLC and Executive Coach with Full Focus.He shares stories and advice based on his management experiences, including the importance of:Having a regular cadence of one-on-one meetings Conducting task audits to ensure you are spending at least 85% of your time in the "Desire Zone"Defining what excellence looks like and then proceeding with that planUnderstanding and reflecting on what you need to keep doing...
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