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CM 141: “Your Friend Requests are Annoying”

Tired of those unsolicited friend requests? If the very idea of networking makes you cringe, you are going to want to hear some good news from our guest, David Burkus, author of Friend of a Friend: Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career: Those methods DO NOT WORK.

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CM 140: “Coaching For Leaders”

Coaching for leaders

Coaching is, for many managers, a highly under appreciated skill. It is usually assumed that anyone who is good at something, when promoted to manager, will naturally be good at teaching and coaching those skills. Not so much. Teaching and coaching are powerful skills that have to be learned just as much as the skills that get managers promoted. And those skills will make you a far more effective leader. In this episode, Kelly and Robby are joined by perennial champion football coach, Bill Blankenship to talk coaching for leaders in the workplace.

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CM139: “The Greatest of All Time”

Join Kelly and Robby as they celebrate another Pats Super Bowl and outline what great leadership can do for an organization. The Pats provide vivid leadership lessons that anyone can take into the workplace. (Also, discover the easiest way to get your hometown team into a championship game. Hint: it involves Robby moving there.)

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CM138: “Another Book About Millennials? (a shameless plug)”

Another book about Millennials? REALLY? Well, hold on, cupcake. Yes, there are a lot of leadership books out there and lots of books about Millennials, but you definitely haven’t seen anything like Counter Mentor Leadership. #truth We’ve done the research, and we have over two decades invested in helping leaders transform potential into performance, regardless of generation.

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CM 129: “How To Coach (and be coached by) Millennials

It seems like every Boomer manager is trying to learn how to coach Millennials…or something. On rare occasions, the enlightened Boomer manager can actually see the value in being coached BY a Millennial. In this phenomenal episode, we are joined by the incomparable Tim Sanders (@sandersays) for a discussion about how to coach Millennials…and the insane idea (to some managers, at least) of being coached by Millennials.

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CM128: “Millennials Make Better Leaders?”

Boomers may think they are the only ones getting anything done, and Millennials may think they are the only ones who know how to inspire, but it turns out these are both key elements of effective leadership. Research indicates that the most effective leaders are those who can produce results and have excellent people skills. And, according to that same research, it appears that Millennials (gasp!) actually make better leaders.

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