Your Best Manager

Hi, my name is Jamie Newman. I made a career out of helping companies hire people. Then, after 8 years, I decided to walk away from my corporate job to do something a little different. Instead of helping companies hire people, now I help managers lead people. Of course, as you well know, leadership is more than just making great hiring decisions… so I knew I’d need some help. That’s where this podcast comes in. On the Your Best Manager podcast, I get to interview and learn from some of the top minds in leadership and people development (Marshall Goldsmith, Lolly Daskal, and Barry Posner to name a few). And that’s not all! You see, the best part of all this is that you get to learn with me!
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Jan 30, 2017

Most millennials managers have been leading people for less than 5 years, but are they set up to become better leaders than the Gen Xers or Baby Boomers? In today's episode, I take a look at some of the research on millennials in business and millennials in leadership and share my answer to this question...

What do you think? Join the conversation!

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Jan 27, 2017

Peter Docker is passionate about enabling people to be extraordinary so that they can do extraordinary things. Inspired by Simon Sinek’s theory of The Golden Circle, Peter works to help individuals and organizations harness the power of Why. He illustrates his insights by drawing on examples from his previous flying, military, and industry career to explain principles that can be applied in any business.

A leadership consultant and executive coach, Peter’s commercial experience extends across Europe, Middle East and Africa, North America, Latin America, India, and the Far East. He has engaged at senior levels with several of the world’s largest companies, developing an understanding of many diverse industries including oil & gas, manufacturing, mining, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, banking, television, film and aviation.

Partnering with the “Start With Why” team since 2011, Peter works with organizations on longer-term engagements, delivers keynote talks around the world, and is a regular contributor to Simon Sinek’s blog and podcast series.

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Jan 25, 2017

Tanveer Naseer is an award-winning and internationally-acclaimed leadership writer and keynote speaker. He is also the Principal and Founder of Tanveer Naseer Leadership, a leadership coaching firm that works with executives and managers to help them develop practical leadership and team-building competencies to guide organizational growth and development.

Tanveer is the recipient of several awards and recognitions as one of the leading writers in the leadership sphere, including being recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the Top 100 Leadership and Management Experts, earning a #3 ranking on HR Examiner’s Top 25 Online Influencers in Leadership, and ranked as one of the Top 15 Bloggers in the world.

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Jan 23, 2017

Today's episode is a review and reinforcing summary of the content covered during my free leadership training webinar, January 18th & 19th, titled 7 Reasons Why Your Best Employees Will Quit This Year (+7 Strategies to Retain Top Talent & Achieve Your Goals). While the 7 reasons why good people quit and the 7 strategies are listed and explained below, if you would like to receive the in-depth training, there is a webinar replay available for a limited time. If you have missed the free replay, please contact me and I'll see what I can do. If you are interested in some of the articles and research used for the presentation, please visit the employee retention resources page.

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Jan 20, 2017

Paul Smith is a popular keynote speaker and corporate trainer in leadership and storytelling techniques, a former executive and 20-year veteran of the Procter & Gamble company, and bestselling author of three books: Lead with a Story, Parenting with a Story, and Sell with a Story.

His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Forbes, THe Washington Post, PR News, CIO Magazine, Investors Business Daily, Marketing Research Magazine, the American Banking Journal, and London’s Edge Magazine, among others.

In his 20 years with Procter & Gamble, Paul held leadership positions in both research and finance functions, and most recently served as director of consumer and communications research. Prior to Proctor & Gamble, Paul was a consultant for Arthur Andersen & Company.

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Jan 18, 2017

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Show notes include resources mentioned during the live webinar: 7 Reasons Why Your Best Employees Will Quit This Year (+7 Strategies to Retain Top Talent & Achieve Your Goals)

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Jan 16, 2017

In anticipation of the upcoming free webinar, 7 Reasons Why Your Best Employees Will Quit This Year (+7 Strategies to Retain Top Talent & Achieve Your Goals), this episode discusses WHY retention is so important.

Although some attrition can be healthy and normal, there are significant consequences when you are faced with the unexpected resignation of one of your top employees.

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Jan 13, 2017

Pernille Spiers-Lopez is, together with her daughter, the co-founder of Good Life Designed and the author of Design Your Life. She is an international business leader with over 20 years executive experience and a unique focus on developing both business and people. Among several top executive positions she held the position as President and CEO for IKEA North America, global Chief HR Officer and was a member of the executive management team of the IKEA Group for 10 years.

In addition to her work with Good Life Designed, she is a Corporate and Non-Profit Director with a focus on Retail, Leadership, Strategy, Competence development, succession and compensation. She is currently on the board of directors for Meijer Corporation in Grand Rapids, Michigan,  ECCO USA, and Save The Children US & International.

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Jan 11, 2017

Victor Prince has over 20 years of private and public sector experience managing large teams (over 300 people), large budgets (over $100 Million Dollars) and Profit & Loss Commitments. His past roles include COO of the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, strategy consultant with Bain & Company, online marketing executive with Capital One and a former member of DC Mayor Fenty’s Cabinet.

Victor is also a leadership author, trainer and speaker. His books include Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide their Teams to Exceptional Results and Executive Farm: A Leadership Fable.

Additionally, Victor teaches courses in leadership, strategic planning, structured problem-solving, effective communications and project management.

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Jan 9, 2017

Traditional goal setting doesn't work but it sometimes makes sense.

On today's episode, I break down traditional goal setting both corporately and individually and talk about alternatives and a 4 step process for actually accomplishing a goal.

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Jan 6, 2017

Jill Christensen is an Employee Engagement Expert, Best-Selling Author, and Keynote Speaker who has helped thousands of leaders and HR professionals improve business results by re-engaging employees. Jill has served as the head of Global Internal Communications at both Avaya and Western Union. She has a Six Sigma Green Belt and authored the best-selling book, If Not You, Who? Cracking the Code of Employee Disengagement.

Jill is consistently rated among the top speakers at events she attends, and works with the best and brightest leaders around the world to improve productivity, customer satisfaction, and revenue growth. Jill lives in Denver and is passionate about global travel, skiing, live music, extraordinary food and wine, volunteering, the NFL, balance, and Maine Coon Cats.

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Jan 4, 2017

We are continuing to talk through 10 Questions that will make you a better leader, instantly. Yes, 10 questions, that if you ask them, even the first time you ask them, your leadership will immediately improve.

And if you haven’t listened to Part 1, go back to Episode 20 and listen, because we covered the first 3 questions… and today, we are talking about questions 4 through 10.

As a quick reminder, these questions are part of my ebook, The Inquisitive Manager, which you can have for free just be showing up for my upcoming FREE live masterclass in just a couple weeks, titled, 7 Reasons Why Your Best Employees Will Quit This

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Jan 2, 2017

Good managers are inquisitive because they understand the power of asking good questions. You see, true leaders are experts at asking key open-ended questions and are able to dig into the nitty gritty with their team members without making them feel like they are being interrogated!

So let me ask you a closed-ended question. Are you an inquisitive manager? But here’s a better question. What is the most effective open-ended question that you ask your employees?

Maybe you can come up with a good question, but what if you had 10 or more questions that you were prepared to ask on a regular basis to get your employees thinking, sharing, and collaborating more? In fact, what if you developed your inquisitive manager skills to a point where a simple question could empower your team members?

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