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People leave managers, not companies. The Building Better Managers podcast provides interviews with leadership professionals on topics including leadership development, leadership coaching, leadership training, productivity, employee retention, communication, culture, and accountability. People come to work every day with a whole host of personal and professional challenges. How can you help create a highly productive workplace where people are engaged, involved, and constantly learning? Join Wendy and find out! BetterManager Co-Founder and COO, Wendy Hanson is an executive coach, author, podcaster, and speaker. Her expertise is in helping businesses develop positive and productive cultures and communities. Wendy has over 21 years experience in management and executive coaching helping numerous start-ups and innovative businesses, including eight years coaching Google executives. She holds an M.Ed. in Organization & Management, and is a Certified Professional Coach (CPCC).

People leave managers, not companies. The Building Better Managers podcast provides interviews with leadership professionals on topics including leadership development, leadership coaching, leadership training, productivity, employee retention, communication, culture, and accountability. People come to work every day with a whole host of personal and professional challenges. How can you help create a highly productive workplace where people are engaged, involved, and constantly learning? Join Wendy and find out! BetterManager Co-Founder and COO, Wendy Hanson is an executive coach, author, podcaster, and speaker. Her expertise is in helping businesses develop positive and productive cultures and communities. Wendy has over 21 years experience in management and executive coaching helping numerous start-ups and innovative businesses, including eight years coaching Google executives. She holds an M.Ed. in Organization & Management, and is a Certified Professional Coach (CPCC).

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United States

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People leave managers, not companies. The Building Better Managers podcast provides interviews with leadership professionals on topics including leadership development, leadership coaching, leadership training, productivity, employee retention, communication, culture, and accountability. People come to work every day with a whole host of personal and professional challenges. How can you help create a highly productive workplace where people are engaged, involved, and constantly learning? Join Wendy and find out! BetterManager Co-Founder and COO, Wendy Hanson is an executive coach, author, podcaster, and speaker. Her expertise is in helping businesses develop positive and productive cultures and communities. Wendy has over 21 years experience in management and executive coaching helping numerous start-ups and innovative businesses, including eight years coaching Google executives. She holds an M.Ed. in Organization & Management, and is a Certified Professional Coach (CPCC).

Language:

English


Episodes

Leading & Sustaining Culture in the Hybrid Workplace with David Evans | Ep #51

5/17/2022
The hybrid workplace is here to stay. And with it, leaders and organizations must become more adept at creating and nurturing culture with people and teams working from everywhere. On our latest episode, we welcome David Evans to the Building Better Manager podcast. David has coached tech leaders and their teams for over 15 years, from startups to Fortune 100s. As the Head of Talent Experience at Amplitude, he’s currently supporting the growth of high-performing teams and scaling...

Duration:00:33:19

Breaking Through Your Limiting Beliefs with Julia Arndt | Ep #50

5/3/2022
Imposter Syndrome is just one extremely common example of the kinds of limiting beliefs that all too often hold us back. Joining us today is Julia Arndt, founder of the Peak Performance Method and an expert in combining productivity, mindfulness and other leadership tools in ways to combat these limiting beliefs and develop your personal workplace superpowers. Julia will share how to breakthrough old mental habits and become more aware of the thought patterns holding you back, and create...

Duration:00:34:30

The Secrets of Successful Executive Transitions to the C-Suite with Navid Nazemain | Ep #49

4/19/2022
Leadership transitions can be tough to execute. In fact, more than 40% of executive transitions fail within the first 18 months. And sadly, this isn’t a new phenomenon — which leads us to the big questions of why this keeps occurring and what can organizations do about it. Joining us this week is Navid Nazemian, an executive coach and unparalleled expert on executive transitions to the C-Suite. Navid is the author of “Mastering Executive Transitions: The Definitive Guide” and has helped...

Duration:00:34:19

How Empowered Women Empower Women with Jane Finette | Ep #48

4/5/2022
Sometimes we all need people who believe in us more than we do ourselves. Women who do not feel supported in the workplace are more likely not to ask for help or promotions, or to drop out of the workforce altogether. As leaders, it’s imperative to lift others up, and women, in particular, need strong leaders supporting them in the workplace now more than ever. In this episode, Jane Finette, author of “Unlocked: How Empowered Women Empower Women” and the founder of The Coaching...

Duration:00:36:16

How to Avoid the Dreaded Talent Cliff with Jennifer Thornton | Ep #47

3/22/2022
The talent cliff is a threat to organizations everywhere. But it doesn't need to be. In this episode, talent management and leadership expert Jennifer Thornton joins the podcast to help answer some of the most critical questions facing businesses in 2022: How are you going to attract and recruit top new talent? How will keep your high performers engaged, motivated, and, importantly, not burnt out? What does a realistic five-year plan look like for your talent? Please click the button to...

Duration:00:31:34

Reassessing Career Development In The Wake Of The Great Resignation with Julie Winkle Giulioni | Ep #46

3/8/2022
The Great Resignation is being fueled by a lot of different factors, but employee development has emerged as a major player. Research shows that 94% of employees are staying longer in organizations where they feel like there’s an investment being made in their development. And employees that actually like their current jobs are still almost 8 TIMES more eager to leave if they’re not seeing that commitment to development. Julie Winkle Giulioni returns to the podcast to talk about how the...

Duration:00:35:12

Navigating Cultural Differences for Global Managers with Melissa Lamson | Ep #45

2/22/2022
Great managers focus on communication, interaction, engagement and motivation to get the most out of their teams. But do those tools work universally when you are managing globally? The good news is that the tools don’t really change, but HOW we use them across different cultures absolutely does. Melissa Lamson, diversity management specialist and author of six books on DEI, joins the podcast to show you how to approach the challenges of managing globally by drawing upon real world...

Duration:00:32:49

Suddenly Hybrid? Manage the Modern Meeting with Karin Reed | Ep #44

2/1/2022
Remote work is here to stay, whether you're ready or not. In our latest episode, we welcome Karin Reed, author of the brand new book, Suddenly Virtual: Making Remote Meetings Work. to discuss techniques for leading in a virtual work environment, including how to make the most out of virtual meetings, improve engagement and communication via video, and avoid the dreaded 'zoom fatigue.' Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite...

Duration:00:34:45

Building Stronger Leadership through High-Trust Relationships with Meighan Hackett Poritz | Ep #43

1/11/2022
In today's fast-changing workplace, senior executives need the support to try new things, innovate, adapt, and even admit when they don’t know something! Meighan Hackett Poritz, Managing Director of The Learning Forum, shows us how leveraging high-trust networks, instant benchmarking, leadership development programs, and a coaching culture can take your leaders, managers, and your entire organization to another level. Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and...

Duration:00:29:35

How to Have Conversations That Foster Positive Change with Jackie Stavros & Cheri Torres | Ep #42

12/21/2021
Every one of our conversations at work can help create more engaged, positive and productive workplaces. In this episode, Wendy welcomes the authors of Conversations Worth Having, Jackie Stavros and Cheri Torres, to discuss why we shouldn’t take these conversations for granted - they really are at the heart of everything we do and are the secret to high-performing leaders and managers. You’ll learn more about Appreciative Inquiry, how to uncover and bring out the best in each person in your...

Duration:00:34:37

Why We Need More Humanity in the Workplace | Ep #41

12/7/2021
The huge challenges for leaders and managers over the last year have left organizations scrambling for solutions as burned out and disenfranchised employees scatter for better opportunities and working conditions. Debbie Cohen & Kate Roeske-Zummer join us to help solve these problems by injecting some much needed humanity into your organization. Their strategies include 5 practices to lead with awareness, 4 steps to implement great servant leadership, and the simple skills managers can use...

Duration:00:38:53

How Women Rise In the Workplace with Sally Helgesen | Ep #40

11/16/2021
Join us for a discussion with Sally Helgesen, best-selling author, speaker, leadership coach, and preeminent expert on women's leadership, focused on the disease to please, embracing your ambition, and the behaviors and habits that may be hindering your career growth. Please click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit BetterManager for show notes and available downloads. https://www.bettermanager.us/podcast © 2021...

Duration:00:36:47

The Workplace Values That Help People Excel with Mike Horne, Ph.D. | Ep #39

11/2/2021
Integrity, transparency and trust are essential to creating thriving workplaces, particularly in the era of The Great Resignation, with employees quitting at a record pace. Mike Horne, Leadership Consultant, Coach, and Author, joins us to share how you can help keep and attract top talent by creating an attractive, outstanding business culture where people want to come and do their very best work. Please click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that...

Duration:00:32:57

Why the Great Resignation Should Be a Great Opportunity with Bobby Bakshi | Ep #38

10/12/2021
People are leaving their jobs in record numbers - and employers are struggling to understand why. Bobby Bakshi, author of "The 101% You: Seven Steps to Creating the Life of Your Choice," joins us to discuss the real reasons behind the record levels of attrition, and how business leaders can create a win-win culture and better retain top talent by investing in their growth and development. We'll be reviewing critical concepts like Purpose, Autonomy, Mastery, Intrinsic Motivation and...

Duration:00:32:29

Diversity & Inclusion with Duane Hughes | Ep #37

9/28/2021
We all have preferences and biases that can act as “blind spots” holding us back from getting the most out of our teams. Duane Hughes, of the popular TED talk “Check Your Preference and Improve Your Results” joins us with actionable insights that you can use right away to start getting the truly great results from your diversity and inclusion efforts that you’ve always hoped for. Please click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank...

Duration:00:33:59

How Leaders Transform Victim Mentality with Chris Joyner | Ep #36

9/14/2021
As we strive to be better leaders and managers, it’s a big challenge to deal with team members that are struggling with a victim mentality. Our guest, Chris Joyner, will share his personal experience with victim mentality, and discuss how to recognize and deal with it when we see it in members of our team. Chris' 4 Essential Leadership Principles For Addressing Victim Mentality can help us understand that the responsibility is to resist the urge to rescue them, expect things like blame...

Duration:00:34:32

Why Can’t More Leaders Be Like Simone Biles? | Ep #35

8/24/2021
Denise Brosseau of the Thought Leadership Lab joins the podcast to show leaders and managers how they can take care of themselves as leaders and their teams when they are under stress. When managers/leaders are more aware of the warning signs and have the tools to help, it will create a healthier workplace. We'd really appreciate it if you would click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit BetterManager for show notes and...

Duration:00:33:51

Returning to Work with LinkedIn's Penry Price | Ep #34

8/3/2021
Penry Price, LinkedIn's VP of Marketing Solutions, shares how his team is embracing the challenges of returning to the office and approaching the 'new normal' with intention and flexibility. We'd really appreciate it if you would click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit BetterManager for show notes and available downloads. https://www.bettermanager.us/podcast © 2021 BetterManager

Duration:00:29:56

Wendy Thomas: Mindset at Work | Ep #33

6/8/2021
Wendy Thomas joins the podcast to show you how to cultivate the mindset that can help you define and achieve your far reaching goals. Take on life's challenges as opportunities to excel instead of seeing every bump in the road as a frustrating setback! We'd really appreciate it if you would click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit: BetterManager for show notes and available downloads....

Duration:00:33:19

Amy Waninger: Diversifying Your Hiring Network | Ep #32

5/25/2021
‘Check the Box’ Diversity is missing the big picture. Done right, DE&I can be key to gaining a competitive business advantage. Amy Waninger, author of "Network Beyond Bias," joins the podcast to discuss the business case for authentically investing in inclusive workplaces and diverse leadership teams. We'd really appreciate it if you would click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit: BetterManager for show notes and...

Duration:00:37:44