Manage Smarter

Join hosts Audrey Strong and C. Lee Smith every week as they dive into management, leadership, business, sales, company culture, talent retention, revenues, performance metrics, hiring and more. From debunking sales myths to learning how to manage with and without measurements, you'll learn something new with every episode and will be able to implement positive change throughout your workplace.

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145 Coronavirus: Overcoming Objections from Cus...
Justin Weeder is creator of the LISTEN method is an author, sales leader, and coach.
20 min
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144 Coronavirus: Improving Your Revenue Operations
Jason Reichl is co-founder of GoNimbly and an expert in revenue operations.
22 min
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143 Coronavirus: Building Credibility with Your...
Global Credibility Expert Mitchell Levy is a TEDx speaker and international bestselling author of over 60 books
22 min
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142 Coronavirus: Finding Happiness in a Pandemic
Sophie Chiche, founder of Life by me, Shape House and the latest adventure, becurrent.
24 min
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141 Coronavirus: Upgrading Your Virtual Meeting...
Jim McCarthy is CEO of Goldstar Events and Stellar Tickets and co-founded TEDxBroadway.
23 min
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140 Coronavirus: Managing Remote Operations in ...
Justin Winter is the co-founder and CEO of Boostopia, a SaaS platform that allows you to manage your newly work-from-home customer support team with the world’s first support department operations platform.
22 min
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139 Coronavirus: Marketing Amid A Pandemic
Wayne Mullins is the founder and CEO of Ugly Mug Marketing.
20 min
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138 Coronavirus: Fear and How To Combat its Fou...
Kathlyn Hendricks, Ph.D., BC-DMT*, is an evolutionary catalyst and freelance muchness mentor with 50 years pioneering experience in somatic approaches to relationship transformation.
21 min
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137 Coronavirus: It's All About CEX: Customer E...
Jason Bradshaw is the entrepreneur/author of the book IT'S ALL ABOUT CEX, the essential guide to customer and employee experience.
19 min
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136 Coronavirus: Inspiring a New Company Culture
Brenda Batista is President and Founder of Inspiring Company Culture .
22 min
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135 Coronavirus: Creating Radical Value for Cus...
Mark Boundy is the author of “Radical Value. Elevate Your Company – and Career – By Unleashing the Power Within Customer Centricity"
23 min
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134 Siimon Reynolds Coronavirus: Win Fast - Qui...
Siimon Reynolds is one of the world’s leading business coaches. His latest book is out August 2020 entitled Win Fast. Quick ways to achieve more, earn more and be more.
17 min
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133 Coronavirus: Artificial Intelligence for Le...
Neil Sahota is an IBM Master Inventor, United Nations (UN) artificial intelligence (AI) Advisor, author of the book Own the A.I. Revolution., and Professor at UC Irvine.
19 min
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132 Coronavirus: Managing Growth and Culture wi...
Daniel Ramsey is the founder and CEO of MyOutDesk, the highest-rated virtual assistant company in the marketplace with over 500 verified 5-star reviews, and over 13 years of experience, serving more than 6,000 clients across industries.
23 min
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131 Coronavirus Operational Agility and Re-Alig...
Jonathon Hensley is co-founder and CEO of Emerge, a digital product consulting firm that works with companies to improve operational agility and customer experience.
21 min
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130 Coronavirus: Tapping Into Your Subconscious...
Rhiannon Rees is a human behavior expert, international high-performance coach and self-development expert helping CEO's, businesses, elite athletes, coaches and celebrities to redefine their level of success.
20 min
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129 Coronavirus: Digital Tech Survival Kit--Get...
Frank Zinghini is President & CEO, Applied Visions, Inc. Applied Visions helps businesses build and expand their digital relationship with their customers, across all of the available digital channels.
22 min
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128 Coronavirus: #OpenForBusiness After COVID-1...
Jeffrey Hayzlett is CEO and Founder of the C-Suite Network and host of the All Business Podcast on the C-Suite Network.
27 min
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127 Coronavirus: Effectively Leading Remote Teams
Ben Gallagher is the co-founder of B+A, a creative management consultancy whose clients include Converse, Google and Beats by Dre.
19 min
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126 Coronavirus: Better Decision-Making for the...
Dr. Gleb Tsipursky is author of the book Resilience: Adapt and Plan for the New Abnormal of the COVID-19 Pandemic and CEO of Disaster Avoidance Experts
25 min
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125 Coronavirus: Improved Remote Workplace & Wo...
Shane Metcalf is co-founder of 15Five and one of the world’s leading pioneers in the space of cultural engineering and positive psychology and an EXPERT in remote workplaces and workflow management. .
23 min
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124 Coronavirus: How to Boost your ROI
Tom Pisello is a thought leader and author on sales and marketing effectiveness, as well as a serial entrepreneur. He is well known from his podcasts, videos, blog posts, and newsletter as “the ROI Guy.” Tom is the Founder of the Evolved Selling Institute and currently Chief Evangelist for Mediafly, a leading sales enablement solution provider.
20 min
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123 Coronavirus: Economic Data Reveals Opportun...
Dr. John Johnson is a PhD economist and the CEO of Edgeworth Analytics, a DC-based data consulting firm that empowers professionals to unlock data’s potential.
19 min
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122 Coronavirus: Fixing Technology Deficiencies
Sam Schutte is the CEO of Unstoppable Software, Inc.
22 min
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121 Coronavirus: Eliminating Struggling Competi...
Cliff Farrah is President and CEO The Beacon Group, Farrah has spent more than 25 years advising clients on organic and inorganic growth strategies and tactics in Healthcare, Technology, Industrial, Energy and Defense marketplaces.
21 min
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120 Coronavirus: Layoffs and Older Workers
Patti Temple Rocks is the author of a book called "I'm Not Done: It's Time to Talk About Ageism in the Workplace." She is also a senior partner at a Marketing agency in Chicago.
23 min
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119 Coronavirus: Don’t return to normal. Return...
David Veech teaches leaders how to Love, Learn, and Let go and Author of Leadersights: Creating Great Leaders Who Create Great Workplaces.
22 min
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118 Coronavirus: Jeff Piersall's Course Correct...
Entrepreneur, having recently exited his business and now specializes in M&A activity for small cap businesses; Jeff Piersall is the author of Dogs Don't Bark at Parked Cars and is known as the Chaos Coach.
20 min
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117 Coronavirus: Recession Counter Assault Tips
Jonathan Slain is author of “Rock the Recession: How Successful Leaders Prepare For, Thrive During, and Create Wealth After Downturns.”
20 min
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116 Coronovirus: Being Human is Better than Da...
Rishad Tobaccowala is the author of Restoring the Soul of Business: Staying Human in the Age of Data.
23 min
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115 Coronavirus: Walk Around Managing When You ...
Tom Peters is coauthor of In Search of Excellence—the book that changed the way the world does business.
26 min
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114 Coronavirus: Managing Anxiety in Unpreceden...
Kristie Knights is a licensed professional counselor and has been in private practice for 20 years.
24 min
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113 The Beauty of Conflict: Harnessing Your Tea...
CrisMarie Campbell, an Olympic rower, and Susan Clarke, a former marriage therapist and Equus coach, are the authors of The Beauty of Conflict: Harnessing Your Team’s Competitive Advantage
22 min
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112 Growing Through Amazon and Emerging Digital...
Timothy Seward is author of Ultimate Guide to Amazon Advertising and founder of ROI Revolution, a digital marketing agency.
21 min
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111 Micah Rowland Is Hire Slow, Fire Fast Terri...
Micah Rowland is COO of Fountain and an expert in people, teams and processes in the service industries.
18 min
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110 Rachel Michaelov 2020 Tax Tips for Entrepr...
Rachel Michaelov is Founder & CEO of Empire Tax Professionals and is a licensed Enrolled Agent, who is licensed by the IRS.
22 min
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109 Deborah Thomas-Nininger Creating Autopilot ...
Deborah Thomas-Nininger is the founder of DTN Productions International, a company that provides professional development training on all areas of international and domestic protocol specializing in "Reputation Management” and communication effectiveness. S
20 min
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108 Navigating Difficult Conversations
John Stoker is the founder and president of DialogueWORKS. He is also the author of the book, Overcoming Fake Talk.
26 min
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107 The Third Eye of Rogue Leaders
Paul Rosenberg is a Fortune global Fortune 500 coach, author, and speaker. He is the author of the top-rated book Rogue Leadership: Harnessing Headwinds to Drive Performance,
20 min
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106 How to Be a Self-Evolved Leader and Stop t...
Dave McKeown is the CEO of Outfield Leadership and author of The Self-Evolved Leader
20 min
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105 Becoming an Emerging Leader
Eddie Turner is The Leadership Excelerator® and Author of 140 Simple Messages To Guide Emerging Leaders
19 min
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104 Brain Drives Behaviors: Rewire It With Thes...
Dave Kenney, Executive Director and Co-Founder at Emergo Recovery, has over 30 years of experience in the field of human development and is the pioneer of Actualized Recovery®, an integrative brain-first approach to lasting recovery.
21 min
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103 The Magic Words of Management
Phil Jones is author of five best-selling books and youngest ever winner of "British Excellence in Sales and Marketing" Award and his life's work is to demystify the sales process.
20 min
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102 BEST OF: What Moves Us: An Integrated Looks...
Steve Sisler is an author, speaker, and a master behavioral analyst. He has consulted on “personality difference” with hundreds of .com companies in 18 countries.
19 min
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101 BEST OF: Mindsets to Grow Your Influence a...
Michelle Tillis Lederman
20 min
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100 Host Confessions: What We Learned in 2019
C. Lee Smith is CEO of SalesFuel and Audrey Strong is Vice President of Communications
22 min
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99 Avoiding Self-Sabotage by Rewiring Your Brain
Tiffany Toombs is a mindset coach who specializes in helping people rewire their brains to overcome self sabotage and limiting beliefs; allowing them to experience success in every area of life.
21 min
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98 Networking: Uncommon Locations and Fresh Te...
Jennifer Gitomer is a speaker, trainer, writer, blogger, Facebooker, Instagrammer, Tweeter, YouTuber and Podcaster. She is online, on-point, and on the money. Her podcast Sell or Die, with co-host Jeffrey Gitomer, gets over 100,000 downloads a month.
23 min
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97 4 Techniques For Fixing a Misfire
Mitch Schneider — small business owner, trade journalist, author of Misfire: What to Do When Things Aren’t Running on All Cylinders, educator and industry leader.
19 min
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96 Managing Multiple Levels and Locations
Patrick Norris is Senior Vice President of Jim Doyle & Associates and an expert at managing large teams in multiple locations.
19 min
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95 Repackaging Yourself To Look Like A Leader
Sylvia di Giusto is a "People Packaging" executive image consultant and trainer and the author of The Image of Leadership
20 min
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94 Leader Wellness to Elevate Performance
Bob Pizzini is a Navy Special Operations veteran and entrepreneur, with a Six Sigma Green Belt. He also runs "Elevate Your Leadership with Bob Pizzini".
19 min
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93 Toxic Workplace Survival Tips
Dr. Paul White is a psychologist, author, speaker and consultant and author of Rising Above a Toxic Workplace: Taking Care of Yourself in an Unhealthy Environment.
20 min
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92 Hours vs. Productivity = Work/Life Balance
Steve Napolitan is a best-selling author, speaking and consultant and a Productivity Guru.
20 min
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91 Better Workplace Relationships: How To Build...
Dr. Randy Ross is founder and CEO (Chief Enthusiasm Officer) of Remarkable! and is a master of cultural transformation in workplaces.
21 min
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90 Triumphing After a Career Crash and Burn
Chicke Fitzgerald is the CEO of Solutionz Innovations. She spent the 1st half of her career working for industry leading travel distribution tech and telecom companies.
20 min
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89 Becoming a Better Presenter - Top Tips
Cindy Ashton is the CEO of Minerva Enterprises LLC, an elite-level presentation strategist, professional speaker, singer, and award-winning TV host of Cindy Uncorked on e360tv.
22 min
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88 Managing International Offices and Markets
Darby Doll is an Asia-based strategic communication consultant with more than two decades’ experience working with multinationals and startups in the region
21 min
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87 Being An Honest Broker of Information
Jan Allen is an Executive Coach and Life Strategist as well as the co-managing partner of Business of People.
21 min
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86 How Women Can Advance to the C-Suite
Tricia Benn is the Executive Vice-President of the C-Suite Network and General Manager of The Hero Club, an invitation-only membership organization for CEOs, founders, and investors.
19 min
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85 Bridging the C-Suite Gender Gap
Tricia Benn is the Executive Vice-President of the C-Suite Network and General Manager of The Hero Club, an invitation-only membership organization for CEOs, founders, and investors.
13 min
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84 Mergers & Acquisitions: Managing Through Maj...
Tom Ray is the Executive Vice President of Jim Doyle and Associates. He is also the author of Amazon best seller, "Branding is OUT, Results are IN! Lessons for the LOCAL Advertiser"
22 min
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83 Life-Changing Mastery of Your Message
Joe Williams is the Founder of Creative Performance Group, where he helps people get their message out to the world in the most powerful way possible. He created the Master Your Message Bootcamp.
21 min
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82 Managing with Greater Mindfulness
Theresa Rose is a Mindful Performance Specialist who works with and speaks to organizations and their people so they may show up more fully, connect more deeply, and deliver more powerfully at work, at home, and all day long.
24 min
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81 Managing 4 Generations in 1 Workplace
Liz Devine Hewson, CPC and Mark Lund, M.D., CPC are Co-Founders and Principals of Twin Lights Consulting. Co-Founders and Principals of Twin Lights Consulting. Their firm helps companies create authentic communication across the chasm dividing the generations at work.
22 min
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80 The Devil, Company Morale, and your Career a...
Chris Denny is the Attention To Detail Expert. He's a researcher, trainer, and author of Improve Attention To Detail: A straightforward system to develop attention to detail in yourself, employees, and across an organization..
21 min
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79 What Moves Us: An Integrated Look at Human M...
Steve Sisler is an author, speaker, and a master behavioral analyst. He has consulted on “personality difference” with hundreds of .com companies in 18 countries.
19 min
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78 The Hard Working Woman’s Guide to Money
KT Thomas is the founder of New Day Solutions, a financial advisory firm and author of The Hard Working Woman’s Guide to Money
22 min
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77 How Paying Attention Pays Off
Neen James - a leadership, female, keynote speaker - teaches companies how to increase profits by paying attention to what matters most.
19 min
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76 Core Values: The Road to Ruin or Success
Scott McGohan is the CEO of McGohan Brabender, and works on vision casting, strategy alignment and leadership deployment.
21 min
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75 Creative Business Thinking to Differentiate ...
Glenn Rudin is founder of Always Been Creative, a sales & marketing consulting firm specializing in focused messaging.
21 min
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74 Reaching The C-Suite sooner
Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, CEO and owner of Hawthorne Advertising. an award-winning technology-based advertising agency specializing in analytics and accountable brand campaigns.
19 min
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73 7 Mindsets to Grow Your Influence and Impact
Michelle Tillis Lederman is named by Forbes as one of the 25 Professional Networking Experts to Watch and author of "The Connector's Advantage: 7 Mindsets to Grow Your Influence and Impact."
20 min
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72 Hero Leaders: Why You Should Become One
Jeffrey Hayzlett is Chairman & CEO of the C-Suite Network and best-selling author of "The Hero Factor: How Great Leaders Transform Organizations and Create Winning Cultures."
22 min
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71 Recruiting Top Young Talent
Jessica Ogilvie: Assistant Professor of Marketing at Marquette University
20 min
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70 Increase Your Curiosity = Unlocking Your Pot...
Dr. Diane Hamilton is a nationally syndicated radio show host. She writes and speaks on curiosity, business, leadership, emotional intelligence, personality assessment, career, and education. She is the creator of the Curiosity Code Index (CCI).
19 min
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69 Accountability Without the Drama
Cy Wakeman is a drama researcher, global thought-leader, and New York Times best-selling author who is recognized for cultivating a counter-intuitive, reality-based approach to leadership.
21 min
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68 Social Wealth: How to Get It and Use It
Jason Treu is an executive coach who helps executives, managers, and employees to maximize their leadership and management potential.
20 min
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67 Getting Buy-In and "Ingagement"
Evan Hackel is The CEO of Tortal Training and Ingage Consulting, Author and Speaker.
20 min
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66 Why Training Fails and How To Fix It
Jason Forrest, founder and CEO at FPG (Forrest Performance Group), is a leading authority in culture change programs and an expert at creating high-performance, high-profit, and "Best Place to Work" cultures.
21 min
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65 Managing Smarter Growth of Professional Serv...
Doug Fletcher is the co-author of a new book titled, How Clients Buy: A Practical Guide to Business Development. Doug will be sharing with us today insights into winning client business based upon his 25 years of practical experience, and the research he has conducted over the past 4 years.
19 min
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64 Smarter Language: Powerful Phrases All Manag...
Brian Robinson is a sales and marketing expert, best-selling author, and coach. He has worked for some of the best-known companies in the world, including Coca-Cola USA and Johnson & Johnson.
22 min
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63 The Efficiency Paradox: Increased Efficiency...
Edward Tenner is a distinguished scholar of the Smithsonian 's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation and visiting scholar at Rutgers University History Department.
21 min
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62 Gravitas: How To Achieve and Manage It
Deborah Thomas-Nininger is the founder of DTN Productions International, a company that provides professional development training on all areas of international and domestic protocol specializing in "Reputation Management” and communication effectiveness.
18 min
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61 Repeating Manager Mistakes: How To Avoid It!
Tabitha Laser is an accomplished professional with an extensive background in organizational culture. Her upcoming book, Organization Culture Killers, addresses how to build a path that tomorrow’s leaders can follow in order to avoid the mistakes of their predecessors.
21 min
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60 Servant Leadership: Sharing common goals to ...
James Rores is a sales performance expert, CEO of Floriss Group, author of the Collecting WINS Sales Methodology, and Founder of the Growth Multiplier Movement.
25 min
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59 Overcommunication Is Impossible
Lee Caraher is the best-selling author of two books about how to create positive, sustainable business cultures
21 min
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58 High Five! Cultures
Meg Manke is COO of Rose Group International and co-author of "iX Leadership: Create High Five Cultures and Guide Transformation"
19 min
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57 Eating Your Competitors Lunch
Anthony Iannarino is an international speaker, bestselling author, sales leader, and entrepreneur. Author of “Eat Their Lunch--Winning Customers Away From Your Competition” and "The Lost Art of Closing".
22 min
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56 Mastery Under Pressure: Managing Calmer
Tina Greenbaum is a High-Performance Specialist, holistic psychotherapist, author, speaker and workshop leader.
24 min
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55 Workplace Humor Minefield: Do's & Don'ts
Scott Dikkers is founder of theonion.com and a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
21 min
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54 Motivation Mindset for Sales: Do you have it?
Gerhard Gschwandtner is founder of Selling Power Magazine.
21 min
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53 Happy Teams Require Happy Managers
Christina Unrein is a is a Clarity & Happiness Coach for Achievement-Driven Leaders, Business Owners & Teams with a focus on mindset, happiness, and resiliency.
20 min
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52 Managing through Crisis and Turnarounds
Tom Paccioretti is a professor and former turnaround consultant and crisis manager helping financially troubled companies and their stakeholders.
23 min
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51 Positivity: Work and Manage Into It
Dr. Joey Faucette is a best-selling author and consultant with an expertise in positive work cultures and management.
23 min
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BEST OF: Attitude is Everything for 2019
Jeffrey Gitomer is a best-selling author, motivational speaker, business trainer who writes and lectures internationally on sales, customer loyalty, and personal development. He's known as the "King of Sales".
23 min
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50 #MONEY: The Money Map every leader should sh...
Michael Houlihan is the founder of Barefoot Wines and New York Times Best-selling Author.  
23 min
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49 Startups, Smarts and Managing to Success
Drew Rhodes is President & CEO at Aletheia Digital and a startup expert and enthusiast with experience in both digital and traditional media startups.
19 min
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48 Suicide, Domestic Violence, Mental Health & ...
Kristie Knights is a psychotherapist, author and expert in suicide prevention/crisis mangement and PTSD.
20 min
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47 #WINNING: The Four Commitments of a Winning ...
Mark Eaton is a 7'4" NBA All-Star, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and author. He is passionate about sharing his teamwork message and has spoken to many world-class organizations.
20 min