Manager Tools
Manager Tools
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 for managers and directs expressing concern that Manager Tools' Trinity guidance is formulaic, and not authentic. Here's how to think through those concerns, and/or address them from a colleague.

The data on how race and gender affect behaviors and outcomes for the Manager Tools trinity.

Part 2 of our guidance on reducing interviewee stress. Adding more stress to a candidate reduces the effectiveness of your interview process. Don't do it.

Our Hall of Fame guidance on how to think more creatively about annual planning goals.

Our Hall Of Fame guidance on how to start setting annual goals, and why we do not like "SMART" goals.

Part 1 of our guidance on reducing interviewee stress. Adding more stress to a candidate reduces the effectiveness of your interview process. Don't do it.

Part 2 of our Hall Of Fame guidance on how to teach directs how to interview candidates for hiring.

Part 1 of our Hall Of Fame guidance on how to teach directs how to interview candidates for hiring.

Our Hall of Fame guidance on delivering a performance review.

This week, we're re-releasing one of our Hall of Fame casts on how to prepare performance reviews.

Our Hall Of Fame guidance on the secret to reinvigorating a stalled technical career.

There are some rarely forgivable interviewing mistakes that justify ruling a candidate out even when there are good reasons to hire them. Lack of preparation is one of them.

Mark and Mike talk about what happened at the Manager Tools 2019 inaugural M Conference.

Part 2 of our examples of how to respond to different kinds of pushback to feedback.

Our Hall Of Fame guidance on effective and ineffective ways to notify a candidate you’ve interviewed that you won’t be offering them.

Part 1 of our examples of how to respond to different kinds of pushback to feedback.

An interview with Mark Horstman about his new book, The Effective Hiring Manager.

Using consensus as a decision making tool is a bad idea for managers.

Feedback is about behavior. It's not a personal attack.

New team members need guidance about your key issues early on. This is a continuation of our series about messages that shouldn't wait.