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Building a Network (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
If you're a manager, don't think for a moment that someone else is managing your career. Those days are long gone. YOU are managing your career. What you do - not only in job skills, but also in what we call "Transition Skills" - will be the primary determinant of your career success. You're not going to have the richest, most rewarding series of roles and opportunities [...]
Effective Meetings - Part 1 (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
How to do you feel about most of the meetings you attend? Are they productive, or generally considered a waste of time? Do you attend too many meetings? How do others value the meetings you
Effective Meetings - Part 2 (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
How to do you feel about most of the meetings you attend? Are they productive, or generally considered a waste of time? Do you attend too many meetings? How do others value the meetings you
Effective Meetings - Part 3 (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
In this cast we wrap-up our conversation on effective meetings, as well as answer some listener questions on meetings, One-on-Ones, and feedback.
Email Three Times A Day - Part 1
This guidance recommends doing email three times a day. ONLY three times a day.
Email Three Times A Day - Part 2
The conclusion of our guidance recommending doing email three times a day. ONLY three times a day.
Horstman’s Law of Project Management - Part 1 (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
In this cast we describe Horstman's Law of Project Management: Who Does What By When. We've talked and joked about it many times, and this cast will put to rest the details of Horstman's Law of Project Management (HLPM). Mark came up with it several years ago, to help a group of young managers get over their fear of working on fairly complex software development projects. [...]
Horstman’s Law of Project Management - Part 2 (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
Part 2 of our series on Horstman's Law of Project Management.
Horstman’s Law of Project Management - Part 3 (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
Part 3 of our series on Horstman's Law of Project Management.
Horstman’s Law of Project Management - Part 4 (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
Part 4 of our series on Horstman's Law of Project Management.
How to Prewire a Meeting - HOF (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
For the holidays, we're re-releasing one of our Hall of Fame casts ... the Pre-wire. This cast describes a way to prepare for meetings or presentations where you need to persuade.
Jump Starting Internal Customer Relationships - Part 1 (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
We've been asked many times to create some podcasts for new managers - what to do early on. We both understand the requests, and at the same time always want to ask, “What about One on Ones, Feedback, Delegation and Coaching do you not understand?” Nevertheless, we know we have smart listeners and members, [...]
Jump Starting Internal Customer Relationships - Part 2 (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
Today, we finish up our conversation on jump starting relationships with your internal customers. Last week, we discussed the first of the 5 steps (Identifying Who, Prepping your 5 minutes snapshot, and Sending out the first email), today we'll discuss the actual customer meeting AND, Mark's favorite (because it's the ACTION step) , reporting [...]
Managing Your Boss - Part 1 (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
Managing Upwards for the most part boils down to Creating a Good Relationship with Your Boss. "Managing Your Boss" is somewhat of a misnomer in our world view; tell your boss that you're managing them and see what kind of look you get. :-) There is a lot to be said about politics in organizations, and whom you should know and whom you should stay in touch with. We've [...]
Managing Your Boss - Part 2 (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
Today, we continue our conversation on "Managing Your Boss" or, better yet, "Creating a Good Relationship with Your Boss". Last week we discussed Boss Goals and Boss Communications; today we cover Boss Schedule/Time Management, Boss Work Style, and Boss Relationships.
The "C" in DiSC®
Today's show is the fourth of our shows on the DiSC ® model, a highly effective model for improving our ability to communicate with different behavioral styles at work. Over the last three months, Mark covered both the "D" (Dominance), the "I" (Influence), and the "S" (Steadiness) in DiSC ®. In this show he'll walk us through the "C" (Conscientious) profile in detail.
The "D" in DiSC®
This is the first of 4 shows giving a high level overview of how to communicate with different behavioral styles at work. We recently used the DiSC ® profile system to supplement the way we give feedback. This is a broader application of the four major styles of behavior in the workplace, and how to modify OUR behavior to be more effective with them. After listening [...]
The "I" in DiSC®
This is the second of 4 shows giving a high level overview of how to communicate with different behavioral styles at work. Last month we covered the "D" in DiSC ® today we cover the "I" (influencer) in detail.
The "S" in DiSC®
Today's show is the third of four shows giving a high level overview of how to communicate with different behavioral styles at work. Over the last two months, Mark covered both the "D" (Dominance) and the "I" (Influence) in DiSC ® in this show he'll walk us through the "S" (Steadiness) profile in detail.
Time (Priority) Management - Part 1 (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
Time management is a fallacy, we like to say. Time doesn't need you to "manage" it - it's been getting along just fine without you for billions of years. We can't manage time. But what we CAN manage is what we do with that time. And yet, the overwhelming evidence is that managers do NOT "manage what they do with that time." There's a shocking CHASM between our behavior in [...]
Time (Priority) Management - Part 2 (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
Today, we cover the second in a two-part series of podcasts on Time Management. If you're new to the show or you didn't listen to last week's podcast, it's probably worth while going back and listening to the previous show first. Otherwise, you'll be joining the conversation half-way through and we all know how comfortable that feels. :-(