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.

187: Deborah Coviello: The CEO Compass-How To G...
Deborah Coviello is the Founder of Illumination Partners and the host of The Drop In CEO podcast.
20 min
186: Hannah Grady Williams Unlock Gen Z oct 3
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185: Emily Morgan Delegate Better!!!!
Emily Morgan is founder of Delegate Solutions, helping business owners find more freedom using proven delegation strategies.
20 min
184 Robert Bo Brabo: Values-Based Leadership
Robert "Bo" Brabo has a combined 30+ years of Human Resources Leadership experience in the Department of Defense and private industry.
20 min
183: Kia Roberts: HR Investigations in the Post...
Kia Roberts, the founder of Triangle Investigations. Triangle Investigations performs third-party investigations for companies into allegations of misconduct, including sexual harassment, discrimination, and bullying.
21 min
182: Bianca Lager: HR Policies for Social Media
Bianca Lager is a business manager, consultant and public speaker whose specialties include organizational development, career growth, and online reputation management. Bianca is also the President of Social Intelligence, a consumer reporting agency focused on online risk for human resources.
29 min
181: Dr. Jeffrey Magee: Combat Sales Ineffectiv...
Dr. Jeffrey Magee works with Business Owners and C-Suite leaders globally to accelerate their success and eliminate derailment.
21 min
180 Steve Chaparro: International Creation, Com...
Steve Chaparro is founder of Culture Design Studio and an expert in architecture and design in workplace culture.
22 min
179: Tevis Trower: Game-Changing Leadership
Tevis Trower is founder & CEO of Balance Integration, author The Game-Changer’s Guide to Radical Success
21 min
178 Amy Franko: The Modern Seller-How To Become...
Amy Franko is the Founder & CEO of Amy Franko Associates. With over 20 years of client-facing sales experience, Amy’s career includes sales roles with global companies IBM and Lenovo before pivoting into entrepreneurship.
23 min
177 Tom Connally: Military Principles for Affec...
Tom Connally, is an experienced leader, strategist, and change agent with proven performance leading, building, and fixing organizations by creating a culture of performance.
24 min
176 Dr. John DeMartini: Building Wealth Post CO...
Dr. John DeMartini is Founder of DeMartini Institute and a human behavior expert, author and speaker.
19 min
175 Don Long: Find Your Impact Areas
Don Long is President of Don Long Consulting and a best-selling author and expert business teacher.
20 min
174: Jonathan Raymond: Good Authority
Jonathan Raymond is the author of Good Authority and the CEO at Refound.
27 min
173 Krister Ungerbock: Talk SHIFT to better lea...
Krister Ungerböck is a retired tech CEO, author and founder of the global Talk SHIFT movement. He helps people build better bosses — and become one — by shifting their words.
24 min
172: Reland Logan: Social Media for Lead Gen
Reland Logan is founder of Gray Digital Marketing and specializes in helping entrepreneurs and influencers use social media for lead gen.
26 min
171 Brett Putter: Culture Change Checklist
Brett Putter is CEO of CultureGene, a culture leadership software and service platform and author of two books on company culture.
26 min
170 Dr. Jean Latting: Bridging The Workplace R...
Jean Kantambu Latting, DrPH, LMSW-IPR is President of Leading Consciously, LLC, and Professor Emerita at the Graduate College of Social Work (GCSW), University of Houston.
28 min
169: Clint Pulver: Boost Employee Retention
Clint Pulver is an Emmy Award-winning, motivational keynote speaker, author, musician, and workforce expert.
27 min
168 Michele Ashby: Getting Women Leaders On Boards
Michele Ashby is CEO & Founder of ACE LLC, Ashby Consulting Enterprises LLC. Her focus is on educating, supporting and teaching women how to attain corporate board positions
32 min
167 Ed Eichhorn: Controlling Healthcare Benefit...
Ed Eichhorn is founder of Medilink Consulting and author of Healing American Healthcare, A Plan To Provide Quality Care For All While Saving $1 Trillion A Year
23 min
166 Luis Gonzales: Multicultural Managing & Dif...
Luis Gonzáles is a Master Facilitator for Fierce Inc. He is a communications consultant, coach, and trainer, with more than 25 years’ experience in helping improve business outcomes for organizations.
27 min
165 Larry Olsen: Performance-Driven Neurology
Larry Olsen is CEO of Aperneo and an expert in performance-driven neurology as well as a book author.
28 min
164 Katie Zink: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Katie Zink is Founder of Social Construct Consulting and an expert in diversity, equity, and inclusion implementation.
30 min
163 Jonathan Kazarian: Better Remote Events
Jonathan Kazarian is the Founder nad CEO of Accelevents, a one-stop shop for event organizers putting on virtual events and fundraisers.
25 min
162: Jon Berghoff: Exponential leadership and C...
Jon Berghoff is Co-Founder and CEO of XCHANGE, a scientific approach to unlocking collective wisdom.
26 min
161 Tracy Goodwin: Vocal Techniques to Greater ...
Tracy Goodwin is Founder of Captivate The Room and an expert in vocals and voice. She's an expert trainer in helping individuals find their voice and speak more effectively.
29 min
160 Kevin Davis: How and Why Sales Managers Fail
Kevin Davis is founder of Topline Leadership and book author.
32 min
159 Peer Advisory Groups for Building High-Perf...
Leo Bottary is the Founder of Peernovation and an expert in Peer Advisory Groups.
20 min
158 Seth Greene: Lead Gen Using Direct Respons...
Seth Greene is a Nationally Recognized Financial Services Direct Response Marketing Expert.
18 min
157 Kevin Harris: Servant Leadership and Radic...
Kevin Harris is President of Radical Mentoring and an expert in servant leadership.
22 min
156 Audie Penn: Lean Principles
Audie Penn is Managing Partner of Faro Partners.
19 min
155 Improving Lead Gen and Expanding Marketing
Sky Stephens is the co-founder of the Association of Professional Builders, a business coaching company dedicated to improving the residential construction industry for both builders and consumers.
24 min
154 Avoiding Data Breaches When Working From Home 
Paul Katzoff is the CEO of WhiteCanyon Software where he continues to drive growth at through direct sales, outbound connections and strategic partners.
23 min
153 Bill Eckstrom: Why comfort will ruin your life
Bill Eckstrom is founder and CEO of EcSell Institute, the world’s first and only organization to measure and quantify leadership effectiveness.
21 min
152 Soft as Steel: Soft Skills Improvements
Dennis Doran has successfully served the construction industry for over 30 years as a contractor, consultant, strategic trainer & facilitator, development coach and public speaker.
23 min
151 Young entrepreneur's journey from child im...
Ali Awad is known as @CEOLawyer on social media and is a successful lawyer/entrepreneur with his own multimillion dollar law firm.
21 min
150 Coronavirus: Crisis Communications in the P...
Bill Coletti is the founder of Kitch
22 min
149 Coronavirus: Badass Leadership in COVID-19
Michelle Reines is a speaker, author, coach, entrepreneur, founder of MDR Coaching & Consulting, Inc., and creator of the unconventional Badass Leader brand.
20 min
148 Coronavirus: Sales Engineering in COVID-19
Chris White is Managing Director of DemoDoctor and author of "The Six Habits of Highly Effective Sales Engineers"
20 min
147 Coronavirus: Agile Values in COVID-19
Jessica Katz is a trainer, mentor and coach through Liberated Elephant.
17 min
146 Coronavirus: Meetings Suck! Make Them Bette...
Cameron Herold is a world class executive coach, top rated speaker, and best selling author of Meetings Suck! He's also the founder of the COO Alliance, the world's leading network for seconds in command.
21 min
145 Coronavirus: Overcoming Objections from Cus...
Justin Weeder is creator of the LISTEN method is an author, sales leader, and coach.
20 min
144 Coronavirus: Improving Your Revenue Operations
Jason Reichl is co-founder of GoNimbly and an expert in revenue operations.
22 min
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
142 Coronavirus: Finding Happiness in a Pandemic
Sophie Chiche, founder of Life by me, Shape House and the latest adventure, becurrent.
24 min
141 Coronavirus: Upgrading Your Virtual Meeting...
Jim McCarthy is CEO of Goldstar Events and Stellar Tickets and co-founded TEDxBroadway.
23 min
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
139 Coronavirus: Marketing Amid A Pandemic
Wayne Mullins is the founder and CEO of Ugly Mug Marketing.
20 min
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
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
136 Coronavirus: Inspiring a New Company Culture
Brenda Batista is President and Founder of Inspiring Company Culture .
22 min
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. .
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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
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
122 Coronavirus: Fixing Technology Deficiencies
Sam Schutte is the CEO of Unstoppable Software, Inc.
22 min
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
114 Coronavirus: Managing Anxiety in Unpreceden...
Kristie Knights is a licensed professional counselor and has been in private practice for 20 years.
24 min
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
105 Becoming an Emerging Leader
Eddie Turner is The Leadership Excelerator® and Author of 140 Simple Messages To Guide Emerging Leaders
19 min
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
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
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
101 BEST OF: Mindsets to Grow Your Influence a...
Michelle Tillis Lederman
20 min
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
92 Hours vs. Productivity = Work/Life Balance
Steve Napolitan is a best-selling author, speaking and consultant and a Productivity Guru.
20 min
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
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
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
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