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Tired of management theory? Want to learn specific skills to help improve your management performance? Then Manager Tools is the podcast for you! Manager Tools is a weekly business podcast focused on helping professionals become more effective managers and leaders. Each week, we discuss specific actions for professionals to take to achieve their desired management and career objectives. Manager Tools won Best Business Podcast Award in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2012 as well as the People's Choice Award in 2008. Go to http://www.manager-tools.com/recommendations to read what others are saying about the impact Manager Tools has had on their careers and lives.
Part 1 of our guidance on creating organizational hiring criteria. There's more to creating great questions for interviews. You've got to know what and who you want, and how to evaluate answers.

Part 3 of our guidance on what to do after you get your goals from your boss or your org.

Part 2 of our guidance on what to do after you get your goals from your boss or your org.

Part 1 of our guidance on what to do after you get your goals from your boss or your org.

You've kept your network warm by staying in touch. If you see an opportunity through them, reach out.

Too many of us managers think that "someone just doing their jobs" isn't worthy of praise, or positive feedback, or even just a simple thanks. We're wrong. Thanks matter.

Part 2 of our guidance on number ten of the top ten hiring mistakes: Being Surprised.

Hiring is a critical skill for managers, and especially so for executives. And managers and executives have been making the same hiring mistakes for the past 30 years. Here's your rogue's gallery of hiring (which is separate from interviewing.)

Part 3 of our guidance on performance communication between bosses and directs that has come under attack in the past couple of years. Some say performance reviews don't work. Some say delivering performance communications doesn't work. They're completely wrong.

Part 2 of our guidance on performance communication between bosses and directs that has come under attack in the past couple of years. Some say performance reviews don't work. Some say delivering performance communications doesn't work. They're completely wrong.

Part 1 of our guidance on performance communication between bosses and directs that has come under attack in the past couple of years. Some say performance reviews don't work. Some say delivering performance communications doesn't work. They're completely wrong.

Lots of Interviews are being conducted via Zoom. Here's how.

On our 15th Anniversary show, we review some brief history of Manager Tools, and talk about our new license promotion honoring our initial offering.

Internal Talent Markets should be nearly frictionless. That starts with how each manager communicates the internal to our directs.

Part 2 of our guidance about how to present or train on Zoom.

Part 1 of our guidance about how to present or train on Zoom.

Part 2 of our guidance on flavor of the month pushback.

Part 1 of our guidance on flavor of the month pushback.

A lot of managers want to do One On Ones with their directs' directs, also known as skips. This is a bad idea.

Part 2 of our guidance recommending NOT announcing a colleague’s failure without a courtesy notification.