All of the podcasts referred to in The Effective Manager.

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Getting Your Goals From Your Boss - Part 1
Part 1 of our guidance on how to get a better understanding of what your goals are from your boss.
Getting Your Goals From Your Boss - Part 2
Part 2 of our guidance on how to get a better understanding of what your goals are from your boss.
Results and Retention - Part 1 (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
The definition of an Effective Manager is to achieve results while retaining your team members.
Results and Retention - Part 2 (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
The definition of an Effective Manager is to achieve results while retaining your team members.
Direct Relationships Acid Test
This cast prescribes asking your directs what their children's names are.
My Direct Doesn't Want To Change
This guidance describes how to interact with a direct who resists or refuses more, new, or different work because they're "comfortable where they are", or "not interested in promotion."
The Management Trinity - Part 1
This cast describes the origins of the Management Trinity: why we preach it, and how it came to be.
The Management Trinity - Part 2
In this cast, we continue our conversation on the origins of the Management Trinity, focusing on One on Ones and Feedback.
The Management Trinity - Part 3
In this cast, we conclude our conversation on the origins of the Management Trinity, focusing on Coaching and Delegation.
Rolling Out the Manager Tools’ Trinity - Part 1 (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
This cast describes how to gradually implement Manager Tools' Management Trinity (One on Ones, Feedback, Coaching - and Delegation!). We've been asked a thousand questions about what to do and when to do it when it comes to the Management Trinity, and we've finally gotten frustrated enough to do something about it. We assumed that [...]
Rolling Out the Manager Tools’ Trinity - Part 2 (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
This cast includes Part 2 of our discussion on how to implement the Manager Tools' Management Trinity (One on Ones, Feedback, Coaching - and Delegation!).
Rolling Out the Manager Tools’ Trinity - Part 3 (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
This cast includes Part 3 of our discussion on how to implement the Manager Tools' Management Trinity (One on Ones, Feedback, Coaching).
Rolling Out the Manager Tools’ Trinity - Part 4 (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
This cast includes Part 4 of our discussion on how to implement the Manager Tools' Management Trinity (One on Ones, Feedback, Coaching).
The Management Trinity - One on Ones (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
This cast begins our series on the the Management Trinity, and our reasons for each of its three (four) components: One on Ones, Feedback, Coaching and Delegation. We’ve talked about the Management Trinity for nearly three years, but we’ve never really laid out specifically how and why it works. The best managers we know [...]
The Management Trinity - Feedback (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
This show describes the The Feedback Model's inclusion in the Management Trinity. We continue here our recent theme of revisiting the high level rationale and actions involved in the Management Trinity. In our discussion of feedback, we talk about the basics, of course: What the Feedback Model gives the effective manager, and how the effective [...]
The Management Trinity - Coaching (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
This cast describes the role of Coaching in the Management Trinity, and makes a KEY recommendation regarding development of directs and performance management. This week, we cover the Coaching Model's inclusion in the Management Trinity. It’s BY FAR the least used of the Trinity. That's too bad, because it only takes 5 minutes a [...]
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. :-(
Team Formation - How Big?
This cast describes how big to size a team when forming it.
Timely Meetings - Part 1
This cast describes how to run timely meetings.
Timely Meetings - Part 2
This cast concludes our conversation on how to run timely meetings.
Peer One on Ones - Part 1
This guidance recommends why and how to met weekly, or regularly, with your peer managers.
Peer One on Ones - Part 2
This cast concludes our recommendations on why and how to meet weekly, or regularly, with your peer managers.
A Notebook And A Pen
Our guidance on having a notebook and pen with you at all times, and what to do with it.
Skip Levels (Part 1)
Our guidance about a rarely used but powerful Manager Tool, The Skip Level.
Skip Levels (Part 2)
For this week's show, we conclude our conversation on Skip Levels. Have you scheduled YOUR first Skip Level yet?
One on Ones - Work or Personal?
This guidance addresses how personal One on Ones ought to be - should they be all about family and personal stuff, or just about work?
Common One On One Mistakes - Chapter 1 - Agenda Fascism
This guidance tells you how to avoid the mistake of "Agenda Fascism" in One on Ones.
One-on-Ones - Part 1 (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
Mark and Mike discuss the single most effective management tool - the One-on-One.
One-on-Ones - Part 2 (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
Mark and Mike continue their discussion on the single most effective management tool available today - the weekly One-on-One. In the podcast, we refer to both a written summary of the key points for conducting One-on-Ones, as well as a form useful for documenting your One-on-Ones.
One-on-Ones - Part 3 (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
Mark and Mike conclude their discussion on the single most effective management tool available today - the weekly One-on-One.
Questions and Answers on One-on-Ones
In today's show we continue our conversation on one-on-ones. In addition to a brief review (very brief -- not a substitute for listening to the previous two shows!), we review a number of questions and finer points.
Giving Effective Feedback - Part 1 (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
In this podcast, Mike and Mark share a technique managers can use to give feedback to their team members.
Giving Effective Feedback - Part 2 (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
In this podcast, Mike and Mark share a technique managers can use to give feedback to their team members.
Giving Effective Feedback - Part 3 (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
In this podcast, Mike and Mark share a technique managers can use to give feedback to their team members.
Giving Effective Feedback - Part 4 (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
In this podcast, Mike and Mark share a technique managers can use to give feedback to their team members.
Feedback - Revisited
We've gotten a great many questions, comments, and kudos for our show in July on the Feedback Model. Many listeners are discovering the power of feedback, of taking it out of the realm of the rare and into the stream of the every day. Not to sound repetitive, but most managers see feedback as akin to holding their breath - waiting as long as possible, and then creating a [...]
The Heart of Feedback
This cast describes behaviors for managers to engage in to ensure that they deliver feedback ethically and professionally. Mark recently had an experience that was somewhat chilling for him. He was talking to a manager who wanted to show him how good he was at improving. This was a High D, forceful manager who described himself as "a recovering jerk". He was following the [...]
Being Told "No" To Feedback - Part 1
Part 1 of our guidance on what to do if your direct keeps saying no when you ask if they're open to feedback.
Being Told "No" To Feedback - Part 2
Part 2 of our guidance on what to do if your direct keeps saying no when you ask if they're open to feedback.
Measuring Feedback Chapter 1 - Part 1
This guidance describes how to measure the amount of feedback you’re delivering to your directs.
Measuring Feedback Chapter 1 - Part 2
This cast concludes our guidance on how to measure the amount of feedback you’re delivering to your directs.
Brainstorming - Part 1 (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
In today's fast and flat world, ideas are becoming critical competitive advantages. Managers - and many others - need to be good at getting the most and best ideas from themselves and their teams. And, if you ask a hundred managers what are some of the tools they might use to generate ideas, the ONLY tool that would get 100 votes is brainstorming. The funny thing is, [...]
Brainstorming - Part 2 (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
In today's fast and flat world, ideas are becoming critical competitive advantages. Managers - and many others - need to be good at getting the most and best ideas from themselves and their teams. And, if you ask a hundred managers what are some of the tools they might use to generate ideas, the ONLY tool that would get 100 votes is brainstorming. The funny thing is, [...]
The Coaching Model - Part 1 (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
This cast describes the Manager Tools Revised Coaching Model.
The Coaching Model - Part 2 (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
In this cast, we complete our discussion of the Revised Manager Tools Coaching Model.
How To Assign Work Tasks - Part 1 (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
This guidance describes how to assign tasks to your directs.
How To Assign Work Tasks - Part 2 (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
This cast concludes our discussion on how to assign tasks to your directs.
The Art of Delegation - Part 1 (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
Today, Mark and Mike discuss the topic of Delegation. There probably isn't a management book out there that doesn't talk about the importance of delegation. However, very seldom does the author get into the type of detail we'll discuss today. Today, we cover the "how to"... how to determine what and to whom to delegate and specifically what specific steps to take when [...]
The Art of Delegation - Part 2 (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
Today, Mark and Mike discuss the topic of Delegation. There probably isn't a management book out there that doesn't talk about the importance of delegation. However, very seldom does the author get into the type of detail we'll discuss today. Today, we cover the "how to" ... how to determine what and to whom to delegate and specifically what specific steps to take when [...]
How To Choose What To Delegate (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
This guidance describes how to choose what to delegate using a simple Venn Diagram – the intersection between the direct, the manager, and the organization.
What To Delegate
This cast recommends simple choices for what to delegate to our directs.
Delegating To The Floor (Hall Of Fame Guidance)
This guidance describes how to help individual contributors handle an overload in work.