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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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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
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46 Employees: Manipulate Them to Build Business?
Brian Parsley is an entrepreneur, global speaker and business strategist.
24 min
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45 Winners, Losers & The Force Multiplier
Tony Chatman is an author and "Dysfunction Destroyer"
24 min
24
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
25
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
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42. Social Media is the New Cold Call
Lea Woodford is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of SmartFem.com and SmartFem TV
24 min
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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
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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
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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
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38. Human-Centric Leadership for the Future
Deb Westphal: Futurist, Executive Advisor and CEO of Toffler Associates
24 min
31
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
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36. Managing with Ethics and Integrity
Don Sheppard, "The Dividends of Decency" author and expert in Ethics and Integrity in Business
24 min
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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
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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
35
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
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32. Ditching Drama and Entitlement
Cy Wakeman: Global thought-leader, and New York Times best-selling author
24 min
37
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
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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
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29. Recruiting Top Young Talent
Jessica Ogilvie: Assistant Professor of Marketing at Marquette University
20 min
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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
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27. Showing Appreciation at Work 
Christine Porath: "The Vibrant Workplace: Overcoming the Obstacles to Building a Culture of Appreciation" author and psychologist
19 min
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26. Big Life and Career Turnarounds
Mark Minard: "Elevating Business" podcast host, founder/CEO of Dreamshine
26 min
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25. Coaching Big Egos
Mary Gardner: The Charisma Coach
22 min
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24. Building Self-Confidence
Heather Monahan: "The Confidence Creator" author, Perry Ellis International brand ambassador
20 min
45
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
46
22. Managing in Large Organizations
Jon Zellner: iHeartMedia EVP of Programming Operations
21 min
47
21. Tips for Managing Volunteers
Doug Ulman: President/CEO of Pelotonia
19 min
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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
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BONUS - Tom Peters: Why New Zealand?
World-renowned Management Expert
2 min
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19. The Excellence Dividend
Tom Peters: "The Excellence Dividend" and "In Search of Excellence" author
29 min
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18. Being Credible, Likable and Bankable
Cory Mosley: CEO of Mosley Strategy Group
17 min
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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
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16. Tips for Young and First-time Managers
Jennifer Gluckow: Founder of Sales in a New York Minute
21 min
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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
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14. Managing Stress and Work-Life Integration
Joy Altimare: EHE Chief Engagement and Brand Officer
20 min
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13. Attitude Is Everything
Jeffrey Gitomer: "The Little Gold Book of YES! Attitude" author
23 min
57
12. Using Data to Reduce Hiring Risks
Tony Alessandra: "The NEW Art of Managing People" author and Assessments 24x7 Chief Visionary Officer
24 min
58
11. Building Resilience and Your Personal Brand
Heather Monahan: CEO of Boss in Heels
25 min
59
10. How One Tweet Can Destroy Your Career or Bu...
Jordan Blakesley: Principal Partner at B Public Relations
23 min
60
09. Achieving Greater Training Results Through ...
Bernie Fischer: MIDCO Talent Development, Regis University and University of Denver faculty
20 min
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08. Why Sales Managers Must Teach Tactics
Michael Tracy: "Unlimited Sales Success" co-author and founder of Sales Journey
22 min
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07. The Team-led Team Concept
Shane Murphy: Field Services Group Manager at OEConnection
22 min
63
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
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05. The Most Important Qualities Managers Must ...
Brian Tracy: Author of 80+ books on leadership, management, business and personal success
15 min
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04. Building Organizational Strength by Putting...
Deb Calvert: "Stop Selling & Start Leading" co-author, President of People First Productivity Solutions
11 min
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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
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02. How Communication Brings Your Business to t...
Lou Diamond: CEO of Thrive, Host of the ThriveLOUD podcast
17 min
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01. What to Expect from the Manage Smarter Podcast
C. Lee Smith and Audrey Strong of SalesFuel
10 min