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106 - Ranting and Raving About Leadership, with Randi Busse

Remember that time when I disappeared for 6 weeks? CLICK HERE to find out why! Show Notes: Take a good look in the mirror. Do you want to know the reason why your company may or may not be providing great customer service? You're staring at the answer. All the surveys, processes, accountability metrics, training programs, and performance plans in the world pale in comparison to the power you have as a leader to...


105 - How to Become a Successful Leader

If you want to become a successful leader, then it's in your best interest to run out into the middle of a field during a thunderstorm. Seriously! Successful leaders are the ones who get struck by lightning. The question is... how do you ensure that lightning will actually strike? Show Notes:


104 - How to Have Fun, Work Less, and Get More Done with Dave Crenshaw

Hey, you've been really unproductive. Want the cure? Take a break and have some fun! Seriously! On today's show, I chat with productivity expert, Dave Crenshaw, about his new book and the correlation between having fun and increasing productivity. ...And it may not be what you think! Also discussed on today's episode: - Are we allowed to have fun at work? - The Ultradian Rhythm - What it means to sacrifice - How to find build a productive schedule through...


103 - I Need Help and It's Okay, with Dr. Marshall Goldsmith

What does it mean to be a gracious leader? On today's show, you'll be able to listen to gracious leadership in action as Dr. Marshall Goldsmith helps me out with a bad habit. Also discussed on today's episode: Show Notes & Bonus Content: At the recent Thinkers50 ceremony in London, Dr. Marshall Goldsmith was recognized again as the World’s #1 Leadership Thinker and #1 Executive Coach. His newest book, Triggers, is a #1 New York Times and Wall Street...


102 - How Great Managers Create Unforgettable Moments, with Meredith Bell

"How can I serve so powerfully that they never forget our conversation for the rest of our lives?" - Rich Litvin, The Prosperous Coach During this conversation, I talk with Meredith Bell about what it means to be a memorable manager, how to overcome the biggest roadblock to effective communication, and how to properly approach 360 Degree Feedback. Show Notes & Bonus Content: Meredith Bell has been an entrepreneur since 1982, and she’s an expert in helping...


101 - How to be an Authentic Leader, with Mike Figliuolo

What is it, that differentiates the great leaders from everyone else? What sets apart the managers who create meaningful moments from the ones who are... forgettable? During this conversation, I talk with Mike Figliuolo about what it means to be authentic. We also discuss how managers can learn to let go and how to build trust through showing emotion. Show Notes: Mike Figliuolo is an honor graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point,...


Leadership Lessons on a Saturday in Suburbia

Welcome to Season 2 of the Your Best Manager Podcast, bringing you expert interviews, expert advice, and all the tools and resources you need to become a more effective leader. This is the kickoff show: "The best leaders get to live on. Think for a moment about the leaders you respect - whether they lead countries, organizations, communities, or families - who continue to live on because of the way they have shaped your thoughts and beliefs. Even though you may not notice it in the...


BONUS: Barry Posner and Learning Leadership

This is a bonus episode in between Season 1 & Season 2 of the Your Best Manager podcast. Season 2 is Scheduled for Launch August 21 In this interview with Barry Posner, co-author along with Jim Kouzes of The Leadership Challenge, you will learn why leadership development can sometimes feel really difficult and what it takes to be patient, to listen, and to lean in. So join me as we dive back into episode 14 of the Your Best Manager podcast, with Leadership Expert and Author, Barry...


BONUS: Terry 'Starbucker' St. Marie & More Human Leadership

This is a bonus episode in between Season 1 & Season 2 of the Your Best Manager podcast. During this conversation, you’ll learn what it means to be a more human leader and specifically, you’ll hear a story that Terry 'Starbucker' St. Marie shares where we went into lead a company that had been previously run by poor management, which hurt the culture and created a very low trust environment, in terms of how the front-line employees looked at leadership. And finally, you will learn the 7...


100 - Season #1 Finale of the Your Best Manager Podcast

This 100th episode brings Season #1 of the Your Best Manager podcast to a close and during the show, I discuss: For the Show Notes, visit To find out when the next live training on 'POSITIONING' is and to learn more about 'DIFFERENT', visit


099 - Stop, Take a Time Out & Focus On The Big Picture with R. Shawn McBride

R. Shawn McBride is an authority helping successful business owners build companies that stand the test of time. He's a TEDx speaker, author of Business Blunders! and a frequent conference speaker on making business dreams come true and he's a frequent online contributor of videos and content on planning. Currently Shawn is working on his 50 State Tour of Business where he is traveling to all 50 States and interviewing businesses to learn what is great about American business today. He is...


098 - Performance Metrics: Boring Topic, Incredible Leadership Opportunity

It's true, nobody likes the micromanagement of intense performance metrics. And talking about numbers and data isn't really the most exciting thing in the world. But it's not about the numbers, it's about taking your people to a better place. Toward the end of the show, you'll get 3 very specific action items you can (and should) take with your team when it comes to performance. Show Notes: #performancemetrics #yourbestmanager #leadership


097 - Pray For Our Leaders #Canada150 #IndependenceDay2017

There are so many things to celebrate and be grateful for, but are our countries doomed by pessimism, complaining, and a desire for our leaders to fail? On today's show, I share 5 points about leadership, responsibility, attitude, and action. 1. Our Perspectives Are Limited 2. Be Careful What You Wish For 3. The Best Case Scenario Is Change (But Perhaps Not What You Think) 4. The Bad Leader Could Be You 5. What Are You Going To Do About It? To read the transcript and grab the show...


096 - How to Get People to Work Harder, Stay Later, and Care More, with Scott Love

Scott Love shows managers how to be the boss nobody will leave. With over 20 years of empirical research, he gives managers tactical ideas to lead in a way that increases employee retention, reduces turnover, and attracts high achievers. He is a successful entrepreneur, professional keynote speaker, the author of Why They Follow, and is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Show Notes:


095 - Fireside Chat: How Can I Be Of More Value?

The last fireside chat was back in February for Episode 43. A lot has happened since then, but as the Your Best Manager podcast approaches episode 100 (next Friday), I thought it was time to evaluate some things in my business, make a few pivots, and share those changes and updates with you, the listener. Now, this conversation is intended for those of you who have been listening for a while. For the subscribers, the members of my private Facebook group, the ones who get my email...


094 - 15 Messages Great Leaders Communicate + One Incredible Habit

Well worth the listen and definitely worth checking out the show notes! Show Notes: During today's episode, I'll give you 15 messages to communicate. Messages you should be comfortable and confident communicating to your professional network, to your employees, and to your boss. And sure, they sound like really good ideas. But good ideas that are never implemented are useless ideas. So the real question today is, what will hold you back from communicating these...


093 - True Leaders Make Sacrifices For Their People with Andreas Jones

On today's show, I chat with Andreas about what it truly means to care for your people. Andreas Jones is a Leadership and Business Consultant, Coach and Advisor at where he works with business owners and leaders to help them implement profitable habits, systems and processes to grow their business without stress, overwhelm and burnout. Andreas is also an award winning bestselling author, business growth strategist, leadership consultant, and columnist at Forbes...


092 - Manager vs. Leader - Is it Really That Big of a Deal? with Matthew Jelavic

On today's show, Dr. Matthew Jelavic talks about CIM Chartered Managers Canada and we dive into the importance of mentorship, and the difference between managers and leaders... and whether or not it even matters. Dr. Matthew Jelavic is the National President & CEO and the Chair of the National Board of Directors and Executive Committee for Chartered Managers Canada, where he provides overall governance and strategic leadership within Canada’s leading chartered professional management...


091 - How Managers Can Use 'Positioning' to Save Time & Increase Productivity

The Productivity Solution: If I told you I had the answer to how managers and their teams can get more done in less time, would you believe me? Show Notes: Alright, so this is probably the single biggest challenge that holds back managers from reaching their potential and I have absolutely no idea why it’s taken me 90 episodes to talk about it. But here I am today and I’m going to talk about it, but I’m actually not going to solve it right now. While I’ll tell you...


090 - How To Get Your Employees To Run Through Walls

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