Manager Tools is a weekly podcast focused on helping you become a more effective manager and leader. Each week we'll be talking about new tools and easy techniques you can use to help achieve your management and career objectives. If you're tired of a lot of management theory and would rather learn specific actions you can take TODAY to improve your management performance, we think you'll enjoy the manager tools podcast.
This cast makes the case for the most important thing you do at the beginning of your professional life: get good grades in College/University.
This is the first in a series of what surely will be many Career Tools casts about college and university as preparation for one’s professional adult life. As with so many other [...]
This cast describes how to interview effectively during a downturn, particularly for difficult to fill positions.
When you get to fill a position during a down market, it usually means it’s a critical position, and/or one that’s been open a long time. Because you’re in a buyer’s market, it’s usually pretty easy to find a [...]
This cast describes a simple way to handle the interviewing question, ”What’s your location
Many people lose great job opportunities because they don’t know how to talk about WHERE they
want to work without scaring the recruiter. There’s a right way to do it. It’s okay to prefer a certain location … but you’ve also got to reassure the recruiter that your choice isn’t ONLY about location.
This cast describes effective ways to provide references when asked.
Your directs and former directs are going to ask you to provide them references. Yet you’ve probably that providing references is generally frowned upon. More and more, HR says you can’t. But you can.
This cast explains a simple technique to consider the impact of decisions on multiple stakeholders.
Decision-making (which is more than choosing!) is a core part of our jobs as managers. But yet again, there’s not a lot of training or development spent on it. Everyone hates learning it on their own…but then they visit [...]