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.

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
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
48 Suicide, Domestic Violence, Mental Health & ...
Kristie Knights is a psychotherapist, author and expert in suicide prevention/crisis mangement and PTSD.
20 min
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
46 Employees: Manipulate Them to Build Business?
Brian Parsley is an entrepreneur, global speaker and business strategist.
24 min
45 Winners, Losers & The Force Multiplier
Tony Chatman is an author and "Dysfunction Destroyer"
24 min
44 Using Technology to Create More Value
Melanie Bladow is founder of Tern Consulting and an expert in technology to help her clients boost results and revenue.
19 min
43 Goal Setting - Rethink it!
Will Pemble is founder and CEO of Goal Boss, an innovative executive coaching certification and leadership consulting firm.
25 min
42. Social Media is the New Cold Call
Lea Woodford is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of and SmartFem TV
24 min
41. Remote employees: How do you know what's RE...
Dayne Shuda: Owner of Ghost Blog Writers and a remote employee expert. His company has a network of 60 freelance writers in the United States and several also in Canada, UK and Australia.
21 min
40. Bullying, White Flags and Performance Reviews
Wally Hauck, PhD., CSP helps leaders to STOP managing people and START creating an environment of Self-Management, He is a consultant, author and speaker.
23 min
39. How to Be A Career Superstar!
Michelle Villalobos: Personal brand strategist, corporate trainer and host of the “Awaken Your Inner Superstar” podcast on the C-Suite Radio Network
23 min
38. Human-Centric Leadership for the Future
Deb Westphal: Futurist, Executive Advisor and CEO of Toffler Associates
24 min
37. Shifting Your High-Stress Mindset
Dr. Kathy Gruver: 12-time award-winning author of seven books including, Conquer Your Stress, Workplace Wellness, Conquer your Stress at Work, and Journey of Healing.
26 min
36. Managing with Ethics and Integrity
Don Sheppard, "The Dividends of Decency" author and expert in Ethics and Integrity in Business
24 min
35. How to Lead by Asking Great Questions
Aileen Gibb: Author of “Asking Great Questions: An Essential Companion for Every Leader” and leadership coach
22 min
34. Tips for Moving Your Agenda
Samuel Bacharach: Cornell University professor, author of more than 25 books including “Transforming The Clunky Organization” and “The Agenda Mover.”
26 min
33. Cybersecurity Basics for Managers
Sharon Smith: Cybersecurity expert, founder of C-Suite Results, author of “The Corporate Detox” and the host of the “C-Suite Success Radio” Podcast
25 min
32. Ditching Drama and Entitlement
Cy Wakeman: Global thought-leader, and New York Times best-selling author
24 min
31. Working Well with the Opposite Sex
Jennifer Crittenden: "The Discreet Guide for Executive Women" and "What's A Guy To Do? How To Work with Women" author
21 min
30. Avoiding Career Failures, Plus How to Compe...
Carter Cast: "The Right (and Wrong) Stuff: How Brilliant Careers are Made - and Unmade" author, venture capitalist and Northwestern University business professor
26 min
29. Recruiting Top Young Talent
Jessica Ogilvie: Assistant Professor of Marketing at Marquette University
20 min
28. Mastering Civility in Your Workplace
Christine Porath: "Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace" author and McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University professor
21 min
27. Showing Appreciation at Work 
Christine Porath: "The Vibrant Workplace: Overcoming the Obstacles to Building a Culture of Appreciation" author and psychologist
19 min
26. Big Life and Career Turnarounds
Mark Minard: "Elevating Business" podcast host, founder/CEO of Dreamshine
26 min
25. Coaching Big Egos
Mary Gardner: The Charisma Coach
22 min
24. Building Self-Confidence
Heather Monahan: "The Confidence Creator" author, Perry Ellis International brand ambassador
20 min
23. Opportunities in the New Economy
Jeffrey Gitomer: "The Little Red Book of Selling" author, sales expert and Sell or Die podcast co-host
19 min
22. Managing in Large Organizations
Jon Zellner: iHeartMedia EVP of Programming Operations
21 min
21. Tips for Managing Volunteers
Doug Ulman: President/CEO of Pelotonia
19 min
20. Tips for the Conflict Averse Manager
Steve Sisler: “There’s More to Management Than a Big Desk" author and behavioral analysis expert
26 min
BONUS - Tom Peters: Why New Zealand?
World-renowned Management Expert
2 min
19. The Excellence Dividend
Tom Peters: "The Excellence Dividend" and "In Search of Excellence" author
29 min
18. Being Credible, Likable and Bankable
Cory Mosley: CEO of Mosley Strategy Group
17 min
17. Culture as a Competitive Advantage
Michael Stallard: "Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy and Understanding at Work" author, cofounder and president of the Connection Culture Group
23 min
16. Tips for Young and First-time Managers
Jennifer Gluckow: Founder of Sales in a New York Minute
21 min
15. Secrets of the C-Suite
Jeffrey Hayzlett: "Think Big, Act Bigger: The Rewards of Being Relentless" author, founder of the C-Suite TV
23 min
14. Managing Stress and Work-Life Integration
Joy Altimare: EHE Chief Engagement and Brand Officer
20 min
13. Attitude Is Everything
Jeffrey Gitomer: "The Little Gold Book of YES! Attitude" author
23 min
12. Using Data to Reduce Hiring Risks
Tony Alessandra: "The NEW Art of Managing People" author and Assessments 24x7 Chief Visionary Officer
24 min
11. Building Resilience and Your Personal Brand
Heather Monahan: CEO of Boss in Heels
25 min
10. How One Tweet Can Destroy Your Career or Bu...
Jordan Blakesley: Principal Partner at B Public Relations
23 min
09. Achieving Greater Training Results Through ...
Bernie Fischer: MIDCO Talent Development, Regis University and University of Denver faculty
20 min
08. Why Sales Managers Must Teach Tactics
Michael Tracy: "Unlimited Sales Success" co-author and founder of Sales Journey
22 min
07. The Team-led Team Concept
Shane Murphy: Field Services Group Manager at OEConnection
22 min
06. Adapting to and Working with Complex Person...
Merrick Rosenberg: CEO of Take Flight Learning, author of "The Chameleon: Life-Changing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has a Personality or Knows Someone Who Does."
14 min
05. The Most Important Qualities Managers Must ...
Brian Tracy: Author of 80+ books on leadership, management, business and personal success
15 min
04. Building Organizational Strength by Putting...
Deb Calvert: "Stop Selling & Start Leading" co-author, President of People First Productivity Solutions
11 min
03. Why It's OK to Be a Nice Guy in Business
Doug Sandler: CEO of Turnkey Podcast Productions and Host, Nice Guys on Business podcast
22 min
02. How Communication Brings Your Business to t...
Lou Diamond: CEO of Thrive, Host of the ThriveLOUD podcast
17 min
01. What to Expect from the Manage Smarter Podcast
C. Lee Smith and Audrey Strong of SalesFuel
10 min