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The Modern Manager

I Loved being a guest on The Modern Manager podcast with host Mamie Kanfer Stewart. Listen to our conversation about how to be a rockstar middle manager by making your boss and your team successful! Episode links – the episode can be found at: and is also on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and Spotify.

Practical Applications of Influence

My guest today is Brian Ahearn, an expert in the field of psychology and persuasion. In this episode we talk about his new book “Influence PEOPLE: Powerful Everyday Opportunities to Persuade that are Lasting and Ethical ” and how we can apply the science of persuasion in conversations with our team. We cover how to be …

Author Hour Interview

I really enjoyed the opportunity to share insights from my new book on the podcast Author Hour. Here is a transcript of out conversation below. Donald Meador: This was really an outpouring of the frustration that I felt as a middle manager in corporate America. Because the truth is you are 100% at the mercy …

Are You Spreading Negativity?

The truth of your job is that your results don’t matter. The perception of you and your results is actually what determines your career. Spreading negativity can have a massive impact on the perception others have. When you focus on other people’s faults you are actually doing more damage to your own career. 

How to have better Staff Meetings

Most staff meetings are terrible, but as the Manager, you can make a few small changes that will have a huge impact on the effectiveness of your meetings. In this episode we will talk about why having multiple short sync ups is more effective than one long meeting and why being able to look someone in …