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Lead Smarter Not Harder is a deep dive into leadership development hosted by Jason Davis. What makes this show different is that it doesn’t stop at highlighting a problem and leaving people wondering what to do. Each episode will include conversations about real problems that managers experience in the workplace, with discussions around easy-to-implement solutions to help individuals stand out as leaders.

Lead Smarter Not Harder is a deep dive into leadership development hosted by Jason Davis. What makes this show different is that it doesn’t stop at highlighting a problem and leaving people wondering what to do. Each episode will include conversations about real problems that managers experience in the workplace, with discussions around easy-to-implement solutions to help individuals stand out as leaders.

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United States

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Lead Smarter Not Harder is a deep dive into leadership development hosted by Jason Davis. What makes this show different is that it doesn’t stop at highlighting a problem and leaving people wondering what to do. Each episode will include conversations about real problems that managers experience in the workplace, with discussions around easy-to-implement solutions to help individuals stand out as leaders.

Language:

English

Contact:

2244584757


Episodes

Why Soft Skills and Leadership Matter Now More than Ever with Kevin Redmond

2/23/2022
In this episode, Jason Davis is joined by Kevin Redmond, founder of Tribel Deeper Learning, to talk about the importance of soft skills in the evolving workplace and the idea of soft skills as leadership currency. Plus, Kevin gives us 3 things that managers need to know about soft skills. Please remember to rate the show, leave a review, and subscribe wherever you’re listening. We greatly appreciate the support! -- Tribel Deeper Learning: https://mytribel.com/ Reach out to Kevin:...

Duration:00:50:08

Run It Back - Highlights from 2021

1/11/2022
This week we're featuring 4 bright spots from Lead Smarter Not Harder in 2021. Check out this episode as Jason Davis talks with some of your favorite guests about managing stress, being better problem solvers, and keeping remote teams engaged. EPISODE INDEX: 0:31 - Chris Spurgeon on why managers must be better problem solvers. Full episode: Start Seeing Problems As Opportunities, Not Obstacles 10:53 - Marcie Stern talks about challenges leaders are facing today with...

Duration:00:37:13

How Managers Impact Learning Transfer

12/8/2021
In this episode, Jason Davis is joined by Fergal Connolly, host of the Learning Transfer Radio Podcast, as they discuss learning transfer and why managers must understand their impact on the learning process. -- Please remember to rate the show, leave a review, and subscribe wherever you’re listening. We greatly appreciate the support! --- Connect w/ Jason on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3wr61c6 Connect w/ Fergal on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3IotdPH -- Subscribe on all major podcast...

Duration:00:41:52

3 Easy Ways to Show Gratitude to Your Team

11/24/2021
This week, Jason Davis talks about gratitude. Specifically, how to show more of it for your employees and teams. Jason talks through 3 solid strategies for managers to show more gratitude. Not just this week but at any time throughout the year. Please remember to rate the show 5 stars, like it, and subscribe wherever you’re listening. We greatly appreciate the support, and it helps grow the show. --- Connect w/ Jason on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3wr61c6 -- Subscribe on all major podcast...

Duration:00:15:50

Improve Employee Engagement and Retention with Management Systems

11/10/2021
In this episode, Jason Davis is joined by Joe Rothbauer, Vice President of Operations at HeatlhIQ, as they discuss job complexity and its impact on employee engagement and retention. Joe discusses his experience using management systems (Continuous Improvement, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, etc.) as a tool to decrease job complexity. Joe also provides tips for managers that want to try using systems with their employees. This is a great episode and you don’t want to miss a second of...

Duration:00:36:27

Critical Skills and Resources for Leading Remote Teams w/ Marcie Stern

10/27/2021
In this episode, Jason Davis and Marcie Stern talk about the critical skills and resources that managers need to thrive while leading a remote team. -- Show Resources: Insights from Korn Ferry CEO Gary Burnison Franklin Covey book: Speed of Trust DDI: Development Dimensions International Zenger | Folkman Insights Podcast: Get Better Results By Giving Better Feedback -- Connect w/ Jason on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3wr61c6 Connect w/ Marcie on LinkedIn:...

Duration:00:50:17

How to Set and Communicate Goals For Your Team

10/13/2021
In this episode, Jason Davis tackles a common issue with performance goals today: lack of clarity and communication. Jason talks about the importance of setting clear goals and how to communicate them to your team. -- Connect w/ Jason on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3wr61c6 -- Subscribe on all major podcast platforms: Apple: https://apple.co/3d5LeUM Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3gMnMya Anchor: https://bit.ly/3zXOnjw Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3zMVxHf Google:...

Duration:00:21:53

Get Better Results By Giving Better Feedback

9/29/2021
Jason Davis talks about feedback and the lack of meaningful feedback that employees have received since the pandemic. This episode explores the SBI feedback model and how managers can use it to give meaningful feedback that improves performance. -- Center for Creative Leadership's Model for Giving Effective Feedback -- Connect w/ Jason on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3wr61c6 --- Subscribe on all major podcast platforms: Apple: https://apple.co/3d5LeUM Spotify:...

Duration:00:25:10

How to See Problems As Opportunities, Not Obstacles

9/15/2021
This week, Jason Davis and Chris Spurgeon discuss problem-solving and how managers can learn to see problems as opportunities for improvement. Jason and Chris also talk about creating a culture of problem-solving on teams, then Chris gives 3 simple ideas that are guaranteed to make you a better problem solver today. --- Connect w/ Jason on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3wr61c6 Connect w/ Chris on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3lo86Cq --- Subscribe on all major podcast platforms: Apple:...

Duration:00:40:28

Season 1 Highlights: Adam Vassar, Justin Eggar, and Dr. Todd Dewett Ph.D.

9/1/2021
In this week's episode, Jason highlights clips from 3 guests that joined the show in season 1. First, listen to Adam Vassar's key takeaways from his conversation on employee engagement and the workplace pressures that managers need to know. Afterward, check out a portion of Jason's interview with Justin Eggar as he talks about why managers need to be comfortable with risk and failure. Finally, spend a few minutes listening to Dr. Todd Dewett, Ph.D., on relationships and...

Duration:00:35:34

How Managers Can Build Trust With Their Teams

8/25/2021
In this episode, Jason talks about 5 ways that managers can build trust with their teams. He also talks about a framework that will help you build better relationships. --- Download the infographic: https://bit.ly/3jcR2z9 --- Connect w/ Jason on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3wr61c6 --- Subscribe on all major podcast platforms: Apple: https://apple.co/3d5LeUM Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3gMnMya Anchor: https://bit.ly/3zXOnjw Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3zMVxHf Google:...

Duration:00:21:57

6 Key Findings from the 2021 People Management Report

8/18/2021
This week, on Lead Smarter Not Harder - We dive into 6 key findings that every manager should know from the 2021 People Management Report. And as always, we give managers a few actionable ideas to stay ahead of burnout and turnover issues with their teams. --- Download Your Copy of the 2021 People Management Report: https://bit.ly/3gb2ytg --- Connect w/ Jason on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3wr61c6 --- Subscribe on all major podcast platforms: Apple: https://apple.co/3d5LeUM Spotify:...

Duration:00:24:49

Back to the Basics: Leadership Fundamentals w/ Dr. Todd Dewett

8/11/2021
This week, on Lead Smarter Not Harder - We get back to the fundamentals with Dr. Todd Dewett. Todd talks about the managers' role in employee onboarding and a few ways managers can create authentic relationships. He also breaks down why managers need to build a sense of ownership across their teams. --- Learn more about Todd: https://www.drdewett.com/ --- Subscribe to Lead Smarter Not Harder on all major platforms: Apple: https://apple.co/3d5LeUM Spotify:...

Duration:00:43:01

Become a Better Manager by Embracing Risk and Failure - w/ Justin Eggar

8/4/2021
This week, Justin Eggar, CEO of Quantum Assurance International, joins the show to talk about risk and failure. Justin brings his perspective to taking risks and talks about how managers can benefit by getting comfortable with failure. --- Learn more about Quantum Assurance International: https://bit.ly/2VpebFg Careers @ Quantum: https://bit.ly/3rZ8pX5 --- Connect w/ Justin: https://bit.ly/3rRJ0yw Connect w/ Jason: https://bit.ly/3wr61c6 --- Subscribe to Lead Smarter Not Harder on...

Duration:00:45:22

What Managers Should Know About Stress - w/ Kellen Casebeer and Braedon Leslie

7/28/2021
On this podcast, Kellen Casebeer and Braedon Leslie from LEON join the show to talk about stress. We compare good stress to bad stress and how it impacts a team. We also talk about how managers can control stress and keep their teams from burning out. --- Connect w/ Kellen: https://bit.ly/3iUrWDX Connect w/ Braedon: https://bit.ly/3rBFFU0 Connect w/ Jason: https://bit.ly/3wr61c6 --- Sub to Lead Smarter Not Harder on all major platforms: Apple: https://apple.co/3d5LeUM Spotify:...

Duration:00:51:58

Better Ways to Collaborate With Your Team Virtually - w/ Sean Johnson

7/21/2021
This week, Sean Johnson joins the show and provides a few tips for managers to successfully integrate virtual collaboration tools with their teams. Sean talks about leading and working in a 100% remote environment while providing insight on keeping an audience captivated. He also talks about an easy way to create psychological safety in your virtual meetings. --- Connect w/ Sean on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/2UVs4L8 Connect w/ Jason on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3wr61c6 --- Show...

Duration:00:48:49

How to Get Ahead of Your Employees Looking for a New Job.

7/14/2021
This week, a breakdown of 3 milestones that lead people to look for new jobs and how managers can plan for them. --- Show Index: 00:00 - Intro 00:43 - Numbers on The Great Resignation 01:40 - What is Quits Rate 05:05 - 3 Job Search Milestones 10:37 - What Managers Can Do About It 22:29 - Wrap-up --- Connect with Jason: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasdavis/ Available on all major podcast apps. Sub to Lead Smarter Not Harder: Anchor: https://bit.ly/3zXOnjw Apple:...

Duration:00:25:38

Breaking Down Employee Disengagement w/ Adam Vassar - Pt. 2

7/7/2021
Check out the rest of the conversation with Adam Vassar on breaking down the four factors of employee disengagement: 1.) Poor Job Fit 2.) Poor Manager Fit 3.) Poor Team Fit and 4.) Poor Organization Fit. In this episode, we discuss poor team and organizational fit. Want to learn more? Go here: https://bit.ly/3ynZujO Connect with Jason on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3wr61c6 Connect with Adam on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3qADL5C Show Index 00:00 Intro 00:41 Poor Team Fit 31:44 Poor...

Duration:01:06:55

Breaking Down Employee Disengagement w/ Adam Vassar - Pt. 1

6/30/2021
Listen in on a conversation with Adam Vassar on breaking down the four factors of employee disengagement: 1.) Poor Job Fit 2.) Poor Manager Fit 3.) Poor Team Fit and 4.) Poor Organization Fit. In this episode, we discuss poor job and team fit. Check back next week for the final half of the conversation with Adam. Connect with Jason on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3wr61c6 Connect with Adam on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3qADL5C Available on all major podcast apps. Sub to Lead Smarter Not...

Duration:00:58:52

00. Trailer

6/23/2021
This is a trailer episode for Lead Smarter Not Harder where I take a minute to talk about the show and what to expect.Sub to Lead Smarter Not Harder:Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3gMnMyaStitcher: https://bit.ly/3zMVxHfGoogle: https://bit.ly/3wTaoxU"Iron Bacon"Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lead-smarter-not-harder/message

Duration:00:01:48