I have a couple of questions that have been building up.
1) When the long-awaited Manager Tools book gets published, will it include the information that we've been getting in the podcasts.
Here's the background to the question. I listen to the casts in the car, and I've caught up to May, 2006 so far. But there are lots of topics where I feel I'm going to have to go back and listen again and take notes because you covered the 10 steps and I want to keep hold of them to refer back to, and there's nothing on the website. Lately (for me), there's been: preparing and giving reviews, the agenda for skip meetings, and retention. But I'm thinking if those steps are going to be in the book, then I'll wait and use it instead of going back through the podcasts again.
2) I think it'd be really valuable to have kind of a skeleton "effective manager's calendar." There are lots of regular items that you recommend to have on our calendar (weekly 1-on-1s, quarterly review of resume, quarterly retention review, bi-monthly skips, ... seems like there have been others that I'm forgetting. Having all of these accumulated in one place seems valuable. I've started a list, but I'm afraid I've forgotten some -- and there are probably good ones that either you haven't covered yet or I haven't gotten to in my listening.