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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Feb 27, 2017

Do you ever wish you could just start over? Clean the slate or turn back time and just, do things differently?

There are times where I feel that way, usually right after learning something new.

All of a sudden I realize that I've been doing things wrong or that I've been missing things that are now clear and obvious.

It's discouraging for sure, but this type of thinking can also be damaging.

Damaging, unless you do two things (read more)


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Feb 24, 2017

Nicole leads the Corporate Recruiting team at education technology company, 2U, which is headquartered in Landover, MD.  Nicole brings over 8 years of talent acquisition, employer branding, culture advocacy and leadership to her current position in which she has directly impacted and overseen 2U's employee population grow from under 200 to over 1200 in less than 6 years and across 6 office locations. 

Nicole obtained her undergraduate degree in Management, Marketing and Philosophy from the University of Scranton, and is presently pursuing her MBA at UNC Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler School of Business.

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Feb 22, 2017

Dave Stachowiak is the host of the Coaching for Leaders podcast, a Top 10 careers podcast on iTunes, downloaded over 3 million times. He helps leaders get access to the practical wisdom they need to empower the people they lead. Dave was named in Forbes as one of the 25 Professional Networking Experts to watch in 2015. He’s also had a successful career with Dale Carnegie, the global leader in workforce development and has been recognized multiple times with international business awards by Dale Carnegie.

Dave has a doctoral degree in organizational leadership from Pepperdine University and serves on the board of the Global Center for Women & Justice at Vanguard University.

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Feb 20, 2017

In today's episode, I am talking specifically to First-Time Managers! Business owners, executives, and entry-level professionals will certainly find value in today's show, but I'll be sharing a resource that is specifically designed for first-time managers.

It's something that will help you confidently lead a fully engaged and incredibly successful team.

This leadership resource is called "The Partnership" and you can take advantage of this opportunity through

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Feb 17, 2017

Wally Bock is an author, blogger, ghostwriter, and writing coach. Named to Inc. Magazine’s Global list of Top 100 Leadership and Management experts, Wally is the owner of Three Star Leadership Enterprises where he provides reading and resources for bosses at all levels. Wally’s most recent e-book is Become a Better Boss One Tip at a Time.

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Feb 15, 2017

Dan Gaynor is a leadership author, teacher, coach, and speaker who is passionate about promoting timeless leadership and healthy workplaces. A former President and Publisher of the Calgary Herald, Dan now provides individual coaching, leadership workshops and keynotes through his company, Gaynor Consulting. In 2014 Dan released his first book, The Heart and Hands of Leadership: The Twelve Timeless Practices of Effective Leaders, which is an ideal leadership development resource with discussion questions accompanying each chapter.

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Feb 13, 2017

This is Lesson One of the 5-Day Leadership Challenge, Uncover Your Leadership Potential in 5-Days!

Day 1: Your Opportunities

To participate in this 5-Day Challenge, please visit and register.

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Feb 10, 2017

John Baldoni is an internationally recognized executive coach, leadership educator and author of more than a dozen books, most recent of which is Moxie: The Secret to Bold and Gutsy Leadership. This year, John was selected by Trust Across America as a top thought leader in Trust for the 4th consecutive year. And in 2014, John was first named to’s list of top 50 Leadership and Management Experts.

John specializes in helping his clients discover and achieve leadership purpose, which he defines as an ability to bring people together for common cause. Those with leadership purpose demonstrate a strong capacity to project confidence, communicate with conviction, instill trust, and most importantly, lead by example.

For nearly 30 years, John has coached and consulted for a number of leading companies in a variety of different businesses, ranging from healthcare and automotive to finance and technology. John is also a much in demand keynote and workshop presenter and is popular with corporate, government, professional and military audiences.

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Feb 8, 2017

Pete Mockaitis is an award-winning trainer who has served clients in over 50 countries. His work has enhanced Fortune 100 corporations, high-growth startups, and major nonprofits. He’s conducted one-on-one critical thinking coaching sessions for over 700 thinkers from every Ivy League University and numerous world-class organizations such as Apple, Goldman Sachs, Google, McKinsey & Company, and the United Nations.

Pete is also the host of the How to be Awesome At Your Job podcast where he grills thought-leaders and results-getters to discover specific, actionable insights that boost work performance.

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Also Mentioned: 5-Day Leadership Challenge

Feb 6, 2017

Want to Motivate Millennials? Try Motivating Yourself First! There are three important questions asked during today's episode about leading millennials.

  1. What's Going Wrong?
  2. How do you Motivate Millennials?
  3. How do you Motivate Yourself?

That last one there is really the crux of the whole conversation because what starts out as a discussion about millennials and leadership... turns into some self-reflection and the reason why you're not motivated - fear. Fear of the unknown and fear to find out that your potential may not be that exciting.

However, this isn't a negative conversation. It's honest, but it's not negative. So there's an important call to action that's hinted at in the beginning and explained at the end of the show

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Feb 3, 2017

Richard Rierson has over 25 years of real-world, practical leadership experience as a U.S. Marine Corps Office, Professional Pilot, & Corporate Executive at the Vice President & Director level. Richard is the CEO and founder of Verum Communications and also hosts the Dose of Leadership podcast, which has been ranked by Fortune Magazine as a “Top-9 Business Podcast” and by Inc. Magazine as a “Top 100 Podcast”. The Dose of Leadership Podcast is the ultimate resource of inspiring and educational interviews with relevant and motivating leaders; real-life leadership and influence experts who dedicate their lives to the pursuit of truth, common sense, & courageous leadership. Through his podcast and leadership coaching, Richard helps leaders develop an authentic and courageous leadership presence; allowing them to be an influential and impactful leader in every aspect of their life.

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Feb 1, 2017

Andrew J. Sherman is a Partner and Chair of the Washington, D.C. Corporate Department of Seyfarth Shaw Limited Liability Partnership and He focuses his practice on issues affecting business growth for companies at all stages.

He has served as legal and strategic advisor to dozens of Fortune 500 companies and hundreds of emerging growth companies. He has represented U.S. and international clients from early stage, rapidly growing start-ups, to closely held franchisors and middle market companies, to multibillion dollar international conglomerates.

Andrew has written nearly 30 books on the legal and strategic aspects of business growth, franchising, capital formation, and the leveraging of intellectual property, most recently of which is his new book, The Crisis of Disengagement: How Apathy, Complacency, and Selfishness are Destroying Today’s Workplace.

And before we actually talk about this new book of yours, Andrew, why don’t you give us an overview of your career path and just how you got to where you are today... but I’m going to add a twist here if that’s alright, because I’d also like you to talk a little bit about what you’ve seen in your career that inspired you to write The Crisis of Disengagement.

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