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Career Tools is a weekly podcast focused on specific actions you can take to grow and enhance your career, whether you are a manager or not. Career Tools won the Podcast Awards Best Business podcast in 2010 and was nominated every other year it has ...Show More

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Widen Your Reporting

0:00 | Feb 14th

Our guidance on reporting to colleagues other than your boss.

Succession Plans For Individual Contributors

0:00 | Feb 7th

Our guidance for individual contributors on how to create a succession plan and find a successor.

I'm Not A People Person - Chapter 1

0:00 | Jan 24th

Our guidance on what to do if you're not a "people person".

Event Follow-Up

0:00 | Jan 17th

Our guidance on how to follow up after an industry event, training, or other event where you meet lots of new people.

Planning For Resume Improvement - Part 2

0:00 | Jan 10th

Part 2 of our guidance about planning now for a better resume in the future.

Planning For Resume Improvement - Part 1

0:00 | Jan 3rd

Part 1 of our guidance about planning now for a better resume in the future.

Time (Priority) Management - HOF 2018

0:00 | Dec 27th, 2018

Our Hall of Fame podcast on time (priority) management.

Building a Network - HOF 2018

0:00 | Dec 20th, 2018

If you're a manager, don't think for a moment that someone else is managing your career. Those days are long gone. YOU are managing your career. What you do - not only in job skills, but also in what we call "Transition Skills" - will be the primary ...Show More

Asking Smarter Questions - Part 2

0:00 | Dec 13th, 2018

Part 2 of our guidance on asking smarter questions.

Asking Smarter Questions - Part 1

0:00 | Dec 6th, 2018

Part 1 of our guidance on asking smarter questions.

Taking Advantage Of A Hot Market

0:00 | Nov 29th, 2018

Our guidance about taking advantage of a hot market.

Preparing For Your Review - HOF 2018

0:00 | Nov 22nd, 2018

Our Hall of Fame guidance on how to prepare for your review.

Case Study Interviews - Part 4 (CT)

0:00 | Nov 15th, 2018

Part 4 of our overview of Case Study Interview techniques, questions, and preparation.

Case Study Interviews - Part 3 (CT)

0:00 | Nov 8th, 2018

Part 3 of our overview of Case Study Interview techniques, questions, and preparation.

Case Study Interviews - Part 2 (CT)

0:00 | Nov 1st, 2018

Part 2 of our overview of Case Study Interview techniques, questions, and preparation.

Case Study Interviews - Part 1 (CT)

0:00 | Oct 25th, 2018

Part 1 of our overview of Case Study Interview techniques, questions, and preparation.

Inaugural MT Case Study Responses - and What Happened - Part 2 (CT)

0:00 | Oct 18th, 2018

Part 2 of our responses to listeners' recommendations to the Inaugural MT Case Study, and reveal what actually happened.

Inaugural MT Case Study Responses - and What Happened - Part 1 (CT)

0:00 | Oct 11th, 2018

Part 1 of our responses to listeners' recommendations to the Inaugural MT Case Study, and reveal what actually happened.

Case Studies and The Inaugural MT Interactive Case - Part 2 (CT)

0:00 | Oct 4th, 2018

What are case studies? Taught in part with the Manager Tools Inaugural Interactive Case Study.

Case Studies and The Inaugural MT Interactive Case - Part 1 (CT)

0:00 | Sep 27th, 2018

What are case studies? Taught in part with the Manager Tools Inaugural Interactive Case Study.

Communicating Across A Language Barrier - Chapter 3 - Written Communication - Part 2

0:00 | Sep 20th, 2018

Part 2 of the last part of our guidance on presenting to an audience that has a different first language to you.

Communicating Across A Language Barrier - Chapter 3 - Written Communication - Part 1

0:00 | Sep 13th, 2018

Part 1 of the last part of our guidance on presenting to an audience that has a different first language to you.

Assessing Your Meeting Performance

0:00 | Sep 6th, 2018

Our guidance on a system of assessing your performance during meetings.

Annual Career Checkup - Part 3

0:00 | Aug 31st, 2018

Part 3 of our guidance on reviewing your career regularly.

Annual Career Checkup - Part 2

0:00 | Aug 24th, 2018

Part 2 of our guidance on reviewing your career regularly.

Annual Career Checkup - Part 1

0:00 | Aug 17th, 2018

Part 1 of our guidance on reviewing your career regularly.

Your Black Book

0:00 | Aug 10th, 2018

Our guidance on creating a Black Book and what to put in it.

Communicating Across A Language Barrier - Chapter 2 - Facial Expressions and Body Language

0:00 | Aug 3rd, 2018

Chapter 2 of our guidance on presenting to an audience that has a different first language to you.

Easing Family Fears During A Job Search

0:00 | Jul 27th, 2018

Our guidance on family communication when you lose your job.

Following Your Boss To A New Job - Part 2

0:00 | Jul 20th, 2018

Part 2 of our guidance on following your boss to a new job.

Following Your Boss To A New Job - Part 1

0:00 | Jul 13th, 2018

Our guidance on following your boss to a new job.

Communicating Across A Language Barrier - Chapter 1 - Part 2

0:00 | Jul 6th, 2018

Part 2 of our guidance on presenting to an audience that has a different first language to you.

Communicating Across A Language Barrier - Chapter 1 - Part 1

0:00 | Jun 29th, 2018

Part 1 of our guidance on presenting to an audience that has a different first language to you.

How To Be Productive During Summer

0:00 | Jun 22nd, 2018

Our guidance on continuing to be productive during holiday periods.

Resume Update 2018

0:00 | Jun 15th, 2018

Our guidance on resumes in 2018.

Post-Townhall Professional Response

0:00 | Jun 8th, 2018

Our guidance on attending and reacting to a Townhall meeting.

How To Get More Feedback

0:00 | Jun 1st, 2018

Our guidance on getting more feedback from your boss.

What To Do When You Don't Have Enough Work

0:00 | May 25th, 2018

Our guidance on what to do when you have capacity to do more work.

When To Go To HR

0:00 | May 18th, 2018

Our guidance on when going to HR is the right thing to do.

Massive Workload Increase Response

0:00 | May 11th, 2018

Our guidance on what to do if you gain extra work after a reorganization.

Don't Leave Without A New Job

0:00 | May 4th, 2018

Our guidance on when and when not to leave a job without a job to go to.

When NOT To Go To Human Resources

0:00 | Apr 27th, 2018

Our guidance on when not to take your problems to HR.

Relationship Errors - Not Reporting No News

0:00 | Apr 20th, 2018

Our guidance on communicating, whether you have news or not.

Getting Results In A Matrix - Big Picture

0:00 | Apr 13th, 2018

Our guidance on working in a matrix - the big picture.

The Three Types of Power (And One To Rule Them) - Part 4 (CT)

0:00 | Apr 6th, 2018

Power is necessary for organizational change and success, even if some of us would rather call it influence. But what is it? And how can I get some? And some more? It's not as hard as it sounds.

The Three Types of Power (And One To Rule Them) - Part 3 (CT)

0:00 | Mar 30th, 2018

Power is necessary for organizational change and success, even if some of us would rather call it influence. But what is it? And how can I get some? And some more? It's not as hard as it sounds.

The Three Types of Power (And One To Rule Them) - Part 2 (CT)

0:00 | Mar 23rd, 2018

Power is necessary for organizational change and success, even if some of us would rather call it influence. But what is it? And how can I get some? And some more? It's not as hard as it sounds.

The Three Types of Power (And One To Rule Them) - Part 1 (CT)

0:00 | Mar 16th, 2018

Power is necessary for organizational change and success, even if some of us would rather call it influence. But what is it? And how can I get some? And some more? It's not as hard as it sounds.

How To Deal With Out Of Hours Emails

0:00 | Mar 9th, 2018

Our guidance on dealing with out of hours emails.

Working Remotely - Chapter 3 - Contribution To The Team

0:00 | Mar 2nd, 2018

Our guidance on contributing to the team when working remotely.

Talking About Sensitive Topics - Part 3

0:00 | Feb 23rd, 2018

Part 3 of our guidance on how to talk about sensitive topics at work.

Talking About Sensitive Topics - Part 2

0:00 | Feb 16th, 2018

Part 2 of our guidance on how to talk about sensitive topics at work.

Talking About Sensitive Topics - Part 1

0:00 | Feb 9th, 2018

Part 1 of our guidance on how to talk about sensitive topics at work.

DiSC - I'm A Combination

0:00 | Feb 2nd, 2018

Our guidance on combination profiles in the DiSC model.

After Your One On One

0:00 | Jan 26th, 2018

Our guidance on what to do immediately after your One On One.

Working Remotely - Chapter 2 - Meet Up Whenever Possible

0:00 | Jan 19th, 2018

Our guidance on contributing to the team when working remotely.

Preparing For Your One On One

0:00 | Jan 12th, 2018

Our guidance on getting ready for a One On One with your manager.

Pay Attention To Behavior

0:00 | Jan 5th, 2018

Our guidance on looking at our bosses behavior to assess what they want from us.

Assumptive Goal Setting - HOF

0:00 | Dec 29th, 2017

Our Hall of Fame guidance on how to think more creatively about annual planning goals.

Asking Questions About Assigned Work

0:00 | Dec 22nd, 2017

Our guidance about asking questions about work you're given.

Working Remotely - Chapter 1 - Get Results

0:00 | Dec 15th, 2017

Our guidance on getting results when working remotely.

5 Annoying Habits Which Will Kill Your Interview

0:00 | Dec 1st, 2017

Our guidance on behaviors to avoid when interviewing for a job.

Preparing for Your Review - HOF 2017

0:00 | Nov 24th, 2017

Our Hall of Fame guidance on how to prepare for your review.

Can My DiSC Change?

0:00 | Nov 17th, 2017

Our guidance on the DiSC profile and changes to it with role changes.

Relationship Diversity

0:00 | Nov 10th, 2017

Our guidance on ensuring your network is wide enough to be helpful.

Resume Update - 2017

0:00 | Nov 3rd, 2017

Our resume guidance update for 2017.

Videoconferencing from Home

0:00 | Oct 27th, 2017

Our guidance on videoconferencing when at home.

Meetings And The High S

0:00 | Oct 20th, 2017

Our guidance on meetings for the High S's in the DiSC Model.

The CC, The BCC, And Email Etiquette

0:00 | Oct 13th, 2017

Our guidance on how to use CC and BCC in email.

I don't like the way my manager manages me

0:00 | Oct 6th, 2017

Our guidance on what to do when you don't like how your boss is managing you.

How To Predict and Answer Interview Questions

0:00 | Sep 29th, 2017

Our guidance on how to read a job ad and predict what interview questions will be asked.

Task Management and the High S

0:00 | Sep 22nd, 2017

Our guidance on High S's and task management.

Types of Mentors - Chapter 1

0:00 | Sep 15th, 2017

Our guidance on types of mentors and why you need more than one.

You Must Answer The Interview Question

0:00 | Sep 8th, 2017

Our guidance on answering interview questions.

Career Guidance Meeting

0:00 | Sep 1st, 2017

Our guidance on Career Guidance Meetings.

Giving Feedback About The Hiring Process

0:00 | Aug 25th, 2017

Our guidance on giving feedback as a candidate in a hiring process.

How To Be Encouraging

0:00 | Aug 18th, 2017

Our guidance on the behaviors it takes to be more encouraging.

Handling Instant Messaging

0:00 | Aug 11th, 2017

Our guidance on managing Instant Messaging.

How To Be A Team Player

0:00 | Aug 4th, 2017

Our guidance on what to do to become a 'team player'.

Summer Attire

0:00 | Jul 28th, 2017

Our guidance about what to wear during the summer heat.

When You Don't Have An Answer

0:00 | Jul 21st, 2017

Our guidance on what to do when you don't know the answer to an interview question.

Skip Level Meetings For Directs

0:00 | Jul 14th, 2017

Our guidance on what to do when you're invited to a skip level meeting.

Second Interviews

0:00 | Jul 7th, 2017

Our guidance on preparing for second interviews.

The Experience Conundrum

0:00 | Jun 30th, 2017

Our guidance on what to do when you need experience to get a job and you don't have any.

Informational Interviews

0:00 | Jun 23rd, 2017

Our guidance on a successful informational interview.

I Have A New Boss

0:00 | Jun 16th, 2017

Our guidance on what to do when you have a new boss.

Turning Work Down Is A Bad Idea

0:00 | Jun 9th, 2017

Our guidance on turning work down when youre asked to do it by your boss.

Acting On Negative Performance Communication

0:00 | Jun 2nd, 2017

Our guidance on acting on negative performance communication from your boss.

Answering Interview Questions Using One Example

0:00 | May 26th, 2017

Our guidance on using single examples to answer multiple interview questions.

Oversharing Personal Information

0:00 | May 19th, 2017

Our guidance on appropriate sharing at work.

Don't Hoard Information

0:00 | May 12th, 2017

Our guidance on sharing knowledge.

How To Analyze Your Job Search - Interviews But No Offers

0:00 | May 5th, 2017

Our guidance on what to do when you're getting interviews, but no offers.

The Favor Economy

0:00 | Apr 28th, 2017

Our guidance on the favor economy.

Meetings and High C

0:00 | Apr 21st, 2017

Our guidance on how High C's can get the most out of meetings.

How To Read a Business Book

0:00 | Apr 14th, 2017

Our guidance on how to read a business book.

Analysis Tools: The 5 Whys

0:00 | Apr 7th, 2017

Our guidance on using the 5 Whys technique.

Measuring Relationships

0:00 | Mar 31st, 2017

Our guidance on measuring relationships.

Task Management and High Cs

0:00 | Mar 24th, 2017

Our guidance on High C's and task management.

Career Decisions and Personality 'Tests'

0:00 | Mar 17th, 2017

Our guidance on using personality 'tests' to choose a career.

Resume Help: A Job-Hopping Resume

0:00 | Mar 10th, 2017

Our guidance on what to do if you have a job-hopping resume.

Corporate Or Start Up

0:00 | Mar 3rd, 2017

Our guidance on choosing between a corporate job and a job in a start-up.

How To Answer 'tell me about your other offers'

0:00 | Feb 24th, 2017

Our guidance on how to answer the question 'tell me about your other offers'.

Meetings And High I's

0:00 | Feb 17th, 2017

Our guidance on effective meeting behavior for High I's.

What Happens When I Quit

0:00 | Feb 10th, 2017

Our guidance on working out what will happen when you quit.

Features And Benefits

0:00 | Feb 3rd, 2017

Our guidance on understanding features and benefits, and how to use them.

Features And Benefits In Interviews

0:00 | Jan 27th, 2017

Our guidance on understanding features and benefits, and how to use them in your resume and interviews.

How To Answer: What's The Lowest Salary You'll Take

0:00 | Jan 20th, 2017

Our guidance on answering the question: "What's the lowest salary you'll accept?"

Meetings And High D's

0:00 | Jan 13th, 2017

Our guidance on meetings, for High D's in the DiSC model.

Presentation Interviews

0:00 | Jan 6th, 2017

Our guidance on presentation interviews, when you have no advance warning of the topic, time, and so on.

Phone Screens - Part 2

0:00 | Dec 30th, 2016

Part 2 of our guidance on excelling at phone screen.

Phone Screens - Part 1

0:00 | Dec 23rd, 2016

Part 1 of our guidance on excelling at phone screen.

How To Connect People

0:00 | Dec 16th, 2016

Our guidance on connecting people within your network.

Task Management for High I's

0:00 | Dec 9th, 2016

Our guidance for High I's on managing their tasks.

Special Edition - The Wall Street Journal Features Manager Tools

0:00 | Dec 8th, 2016

In this bonus podcast, Mark comments on the recent Wall Street Journal article that featured Manager Tools.

Status On Demand

0:00 | Dec 1st, 2016

Our guidance on being able to give a Status on Demand (SoD) and the content of an SoD briefing.

Preparing for Your Review - HOF

0:00 | Nov 24th, 2016

Our Hall of Fame guidance on how to prepare for your review.

Military Resumes

0:00 | Nov 17th, 2016

Our guidance on your resume if you've been in the military.

What To Say When Someone Crosses The Line

0:00 | Nov 10th, 2016

Our guidance on what to do when people don't 'get the hint', or don't change behaviors after repeated conversations.

How To Analyze Your Job Search - Quantity

0:00 | Nov 3rd, 2016

Our guidance on how to analyze your job search.

Time (Priority) Management - Part 2 - HOF

0:00 | Oct 27th, 2016

Part 2 of our Hall of Fame guidance on time management.

Time (Priority) Management - Part 1 - HOF

0:00 | Oct 20th, 2016

Time management is a fallacy, we like to say. Time doesn't need you to "manage" it - it's been getting along just fine without you for billions of years. We can't manage time. But what we CAN manage is what we do with that time.

At College - Build Relationships

0:00 | Oct 13th, 2016

Our guidance on building relationships in college.

Creativity Basics

0:00 | Oct 6th, 2016

Our guidance on brainstorms and other situations which require creativity.

Relationship Errors - Giving Too Many Favors

0:00 | Sep 29th, 2016

Our guidance on balancing give and take in business relationships.

Task Management and the High D

0:00 | Sep 22nd, 2016

Our guidance on how High Ds can manage tasks successfully.

Job Search Tracking

0:00 | Sep 15th, 2016

Our guidance on keeping track of information during your job search - and why it is important.

Creating a Good BLUF - Part 2

0:00 | Sep 8th, 2016

Part 2 of our guidance on writing a good BLUF

Creating a Good BLUF - Part 1

0:00 | Sep 1st, 2016

Part 1 of our guidance on writing a good BLUF.

Learning Workplace Discipline at University

0:00 | Aug 25th, 2016

Our guidance on using college to develop workplace discipline skills.

Being Discreet Getting A New Job With Social Media - Part 2

0:00 | Aug 18th, 2016

Part 2 of our guidance on how to use social media when searching for a job, but remaining discreet.

Being Discreet Getting A New Job With Social Media - Part 1

0:00 | Aug 11th, 2016

Part 1 of our guidance on how to use social media when searching for a job, but remaining discreet.

Assertiveness - Saying No

0:00 | Aug 4th, 2016

Our guidance on being more assertive and saying no.

Speak The Language - Get Names Right

0:00 | Jul 28th, 2016

Our guidance on the use of names when working with others with a different mother tongue.

How To Succeed In Jobs At College

0:00 | Jul 21st, 2016

Our guidance on how to succeed at paid work during your college years.

Contractor/Consultant Relationships With Permanent Staff

0:00 | Jul 14th, 2016

Our guidance on peer relationships with permanent staff, when you're a contractor.

Search - The Big Picture - Part 2

0:00 | Jul 8th, 2016

Part 2 of our guidance on searching for a new job.

Search - The Big Picture - Part 1

0:00 | Jul 1st, 2016

Part 1 of our guidance on searching for a new job.

Don’t Mark Email As Unread

0:00 | Jun 24th, 2016

Our guidance on using the 'mark as unread' feature on email.

Speak the Language - What To Learn

0:00 | Jun 17th, 2016

Our guidance on what to learn when you're working abroad or with people who speak a different language to you.

College Graduates - Avoiding Bad Grades

0:00 | Jun 10th, 2016

Our recommendations for you if you're getting bad grades.

Strategic Time Management For Contractors

0:00 | Jun 3rd, 2016

Our guidance on strategic time management for contractors.

Working With Interns

0:00 | May 27th, 2016

Our guidance on working and developing relationships with interns.

Peer Relationships And Contractors

0:00 | May 20th, 2016

Our guidance on relationships with your peers when they are contractors.

Email - Deleting And Archiving

0:00 | May 6th, 2016

Our recommendations for deleting and archiving emails.

Speak The Language

0:00 | Apr 29th, 2016

Our guidance on learning the language when you are working abroad.

Managing A Contractor Career - Chapter 1

0:00 | Apr 22nd, 2016

Our guidance on choosing contracts as a part of managing your contractor career.

Industry Relationships

0:00 | Apr 15th, 2016

Our guidance on developing relationships within your industry.

Get Your Email Read

0:00 | Apr 8th, 2016

Our guidance on how to structure your email so that you get the responses you want.

How To Use Other People’s Calendars

0:00 | Apr 1st, 2016

Our guidance about being a better professional by looking at other people's calendars.

How To Receive Staff Reporting

0:00 | Mar 25th, 2016

Our guidance on improving internal relationships through reporting.

Culture Shock

0:00 | Mar 18th, 2016

Our guidance on surviving culture shock when working abroad.

Researching Companies

0:00 | Mar 11th, 2016

Our guidance about how to find out what it's like to work at a company.

Email Relationships With Suppliers

0:00 | Mar 4th, 2016

Our guidance on how to create emails with suppliers.

Email Schedule Pushback

0:00 | Feb 26th, 2016

Our guidance on an email schedule.

Don’t Leave Without A Deliverable

0:00 | Feb 19th, 2016

Our guidance on getting deliverables at the end of every meeting.

How To Read The Wall Street Journal - Part 2

0:00 | Feb 12th, 2016

Part 2 of our guidance on how to read the Wall Street Journal.

How To Read The Wall Street Journal - Part 1

0:00 | Feb 5th, 2016

Part 1 of our guidance on how to read the Wall Street Journal.

Changing Roles - Confidentiality

0:00 | Jan 29th, 2016

Our guidance on confidentiality during a role change.

Relationships With Suppliers

0:00 | Jan 22nd, 2016

Our guidance on working with suppliers.

Email Security

0:00 | Jan 16th, 2016

Our guidance on the reasons for and the actions to take around email security.

Asymmetric Negotiation

0:00 | Jan 9th, 2016

Our guidance on dealing with negotiation asymmetry.

CT(2009) - Greetings In DISC

0:00 | Jan 1st, 2016

This week, we're re-releasing one of our Hall of Fame casts on considering DiSC when greeting others.

CT(2007) - How To Take Notes

0:00 | Dec 25th, 2015

This week, we're re-releasing one of our Hall of Fame casts on how to take notes.

Relationships With Customers

0:00 | Dec 18th, 2015

Our guidance on dealing with customers.

Peer Prewire

0:00 | Dec 11th, 2015

Our guidance on using the pre-wire concept within your team.

Negotiation Chapter 5 - Preparation Illustrated - Part 2

0:00 | Dec 4th, 2015

Part 2 of our guidance on the preparation steps to take before negotiating.

CT(2006) - Building A Network

0:00 | Nov 27th, 2015

This week, we're re-releasing one of our Hall of Fame casts on building a network.

Negotiation Chapter 5 - Preparation Illustrated - Part 1

0:00 | Nov 20th, 2015

Part 1 of our guidance on the preparation steps to take before negotiating.

Propose Someone Else Takes Your Work - Chapter 1 - The Pre-Work

0:00 | Nov 13th, 2015

Our guidance on making a proposal that someone else take part of your workload - the pre-work.

New Manager Tools Mobile App Announcement

0:00 | Nov 6th, 2015

We're proud to announce the availability of the new Manager Tools Mobile App.

Resume Myths

0:00 | Nov 6th, 2015

Understand how your resume is handled and adjust your expectations and actions accordingly.

Relationship Errors: Expecting Answers

0:00 | Oct 30th, 2015

Our guidance about asking questions and expecting answers.

Be On Time

0:00 | Oct 23rd, 2015

Our guidance on being on time.

Negotiation Chapter 4 - Easy on People (Updated)

0:00 | Oct 18th, 2015

The fourth part of our series on negotiation - how to handle the people involved.

Relationship Errors: Trying To Change Your Boss

0:00 | Oct 9th, 2015

Our guidance on trying to change the things your boss is doing.

Preparing a Resume for a Recruiter

0:00 | Sep 25th, 2015

We sometimes hear that our recommendation of a one page resume didn't work. In many cases that's not because the one page resume didn't work, but that it's being given to a recruiter, and they wanted more information. There are good reasons for tha...Show More

Introducing Yourself - Part 2

0:00 | Sep 18th, 2015

Part 2 of our guidance on how to introduce yourself.

Introducing Yourself - Part 1

0:00 | Sep 12th, 2015

Our guidance on how to introduce yourself.

Negotiation Chapter 3 - Tough on Issues

0:00 | Aug 28th, 2015

Our guidance on where to be tough in negotiations.

Relationship Errors: Not Putting Your Relationship With Your Boss First

0:00 | Aug 14th, 2015

Our guidance on how to create your resume when you didn't track your results.

Including Your Spouse

0:00 | Aug 7th, 2015

Our guidance on balancing work and your relationship with your spouse.

Personal Finance: Investing

0:00 | Jul 31st, 2015

Our guidance on how to start investing, and why.

Help! I Didn't Track My Results

0:00 | Jul 24th, 2015

Our guidance on how to create your resume when you didn't track your results.

Tracking Your Results

0:00 | Jul 17th, 2015

Our guidance as to which results you need to track.

Dealing With A Whiny Co-worker

0:00 | Jun 26th, 2015

Our guidance on dealing with whiny co-workers.

Relationship Errors - Having A Favor Deficit

0:00 | Jun 19th, 2015

Our guidance on having an equal number of favors given and received.

Relationship Errors Chapter 1 - They're Not Like You

0:00 | Jun 12th, 2015

In this guidance, we tell you how regard other's intentions and motivations.

Answering the question: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

0:00 | May 25th, 2015

Our guidance on how to answer the question 'where do you see yourself in 5 years?'

Manager Tools Effective Manager Video Course

0:00 | May 20th, 2015

More details about the Effecive Manager Video Course.

Didn't Get An Offer

0:00 | May 15th, 2015

Our guidance on what to do when you don't get an offer.

Fitting In Reporting Requirements

0:00 | May 8th, 2015

Our guidance on fitting reporting requirements into your daily work.

Bad Career Advice: Follow Your Passion, Part 2

0:00 | Apr 30th, 2015

Part 2 of our guidance on following your passion as a means to finding your career.

Bad Career Advice: Follow Your Passion, Part 1

0:00 | Apr 24th, 2015

Our guidance on following your passion as a means to finding your career.

Political Errors - Chapter 2 - Snubbing An Ally

0:00 | Apr 17th, 2015

Our guidance on what to do when you snub or undersupport an ally.

Sharing Personal Information With Your Boss

0:00 | Apr 3rd, 2015

Our guidance on communicating with your boss around personal topics.

Personal Finance: Save 10% of What You Make

0:00 | Mar 27th, 2015

Our guidance on managing your personal budgets to as to support your career.

Bad Career Advice: Start A Blog

0:00 | Mar 20th, 2015

Our guidance on starting a blog as a career boost.

Project Management Ch 1 - Breaking Down Projects

0:00 | Mar 14th, 2015

Our guidance on the first stage of managing your own projects: breaking them down into something manageable.

Political Errors - Chapter 1 - Oversharing

0:00 | Mar 6th, 2015

Our guidance on the limits of sharing information in the workplace.

Why Do You Want To Work Here?

0:00 | Feb 27th, 2015

Our guidance on answering the question 'why do you want to work here?'

HR Doesn't Work for You - Part 2

0:00 | Feb 20th, 2015

The conclusion of our guidance on using HR.

Get Back On Track Chapter 1 – Don't Miss A Deadline (corrected)

0:00 | Feb 6th, 2015

Our guidance on what to do when you're behind on deadlines and overwhelmed.

Career Failures Chapter 3: Career Crisis Response - Part 2

0:00 | Jan 29th, 2015

The conclusion of our guidance on what to do if you’re laid off or fired and have no cushion.

Career Failures Chapter 3: Career Crisis Response - Part 1

0:00 | Jan 22nd, 2015

Our guidance on what to do if you’re laid off or fired and have no cushion.

Deriving Your Goals From Those Of Your Boss - Part 2

0:00 | Jan 16th, 2015

The conclusion of our guidance on working out your goals in relation to those of your boss.

Deriving Your Goals From Those Of Your Boss - Part 1

0:00 | Jan 10th, 2015

Our guidance working out your goals in relation to those of your boss.

Small Talk Before An Interview

0:00 | Jan 2nd, 2015

Our guidance on making small talk before an interview.

Effective Relationships - I'm a C, My Boss is an I - Part 4

0:00 | Dec 27th, 2014

Part 4 of an example of our Effective Relationships Series - How to work with a boss who is a High I, if you are a High C.

Effective Relationships - I'm a C, My Boss is an I - Part 3

0:00 | Dec 18th, 2014

Part 3 of an example of our Effective Relationships Series - How to work with a boss who is a High I, if you are a High C.

Effective Relationships - I'm a C, My Boss is an I - Part 2

0:00 | Dec 12th, 2014

Part 2 of an example of our Effective Relationships Series - How to work with a boss who is a High I, if you are a High C.

Effective Relationships - I'm a C, My Boss is an I - Part 1

0:00 | Dec 11th, 2014

Part 1 of an example of our Effective Relationships Series - How to work with a boss who is a High I, if you are a High C.

Honoring Employment Professional Agreements

0:00 | Nov 28th, 2014

Our guidance on agreements made about training or other benefits.

Career Failures - Chapter 2 - No Network

0:00 | Nov 21st, 2014

Our guidance on what to do when you find yourself without a network.

How To Handle Radio Silence

0:00 | Nov 15th, 2014

Our guidance on what to do, as a job candidate, when you don't hear back from the interviewing organization.

Hiring Interns

0:00 | Nov 6th, 2014

Our guidance on hiring interns.

Interviews are Not a Two-Way Street

0:00 | Oct 17th, 2014

We often hear, "Interviews are a two way street." dIn this guidance, we're going to make clear what this means..

Having A Seat At The Table

0:00 | Oct 3rd, 2014

Our guidance on how to act when you're 'at the table'.

Delegating To The Floor - For Directs - Part 2

0:00 | Sep 26th, 2014

Part 2 of our guidance discussing how and when to delegate to the floor.

How To Accept A Compliment

0:00 | Sep 19th, 2014

Our guidance on how to accept a compliment.

Delegating To The Floor - For Directs

0:00 | Sep 12th, 2014

This guidance discusses how and when to delegate to the floor.

Resume Update 2014

0:00 | Sep 4th, 2014

Our guidance for resumes in 2014.

Taking A Job When You're Waiting For Another Offer

0:00 | Aug 29th, 2014

Our guidance on what to do when you have one offer, but you're waiting for another.

Your Own Training Budget

0:00 | Aug 22nd, 2014

Our guidance on getting your own training.

Getting Jobs In Government - The Basics

0:00 | Aug 15th, 2014

Our guidance on the application process in government.

Get Ready To Get Promoted: Peer Analysis

0:00 | Aug 8th, 2014

Our guidance on how to analyze your peers when going for a promotion.

Manager Tools Conference Schedule

0:00 | Aug 5th, 2014

A brief message from Mark about our upcoming conferences.

The Raise Dangle

0:00 | Aug 1st, 2014

Our guidance on how to deal with the waiting period after you've asked for a raise.

When NOT To Take Your Phone

0:00 | Jul 25th, 2014

Our guidance on how to deal with your phone during different parts of your day.

Getting Ready To Get Promoted - Chapter 7 - Know Why

0:00 | Jul 17th, 2014

Our guidance getting promoted – knowing why before you start.

Resumes – The Headline, Not The Story

0:00 | Jul 14th, 2014

Our guidance on the way to think about your resume: as the headlines, not the story.

Maternity Leave

0:00 | Jul 4th, 2014

Our guidance on dealing with work when you're expecting.

The Suspense File

0:00 | Jun 27th, 2014

Create a digital or actual suspense file to keep track of future obligations and deliverables.

Getting Ready To Be Promoted: The 150% Rule

0:00 | Jun 20th, 2014

Our guidance on how to approach your responsibilities when you want to be promoted.

Coaching Yourself - Part 2

0:00 | Jun 13th, 2014

Part 2 of our guidance on how to coach yourself.

Coaching Yourself - Part 1

0:00 | Jun 6th, 2014

Our guidance on how to coach yourself.

Working Out

0:00 | May 30th, 2014

Our guidance on getting your workout during your work day.

Getting Ready To Get Promoted - Delegation

0:00 | May 15th, 2014

Our guidance on what to do when your boss tries to delegate to you.

International Relationships Basics

0:00 | May 9th, 2014

This cast gives an overview of dealing with international relationships.

Email: Security

0:00 | May 1st, 2014

This cast gives an overview of your company email and its security.

How To Ask For A Raise: Cost Of Living

0:00 | Apr 25th, 2014

Our guidance on how to work out how much to ask for.

Getting Ready To Be Promoted: Volunteer

0:00 | Apr 18th, 2014

This cast gives an overview of how and when to volunteer in order to enhance your chances of promotion.

Getting Ready To Be Promoted – Chapter 3 - Politics

0:00 | Mar 27th, 2014

This cast gives an overview of what you need to do around your political situation if you want to get a promotion.

Choosing A Company – Chapter 9 - Examples (Part 2)

0:00 | Mar 21st, 2014

The conclusion of our guidance on how to choose between two companies.

Annual Review When Looking For Promotion

0:00 | Mar 6th, 2014

Our guidance on how to use your annual review in your promotion campaign. Promotions and pay raises don't just happen. People don't get better jobs, titles or perks because they turn up every day. The days when seniority meant something are gone,...Show More

Questions Not To Ask In An Interview – Chapter 1 - Benefits

0:00 | Feb 28th, 2014

Our guidance on what not to ask during an interview. We do have a list of questions to ask in the Interview Series – as well as some questions to avoid. However, we wanted to spread this guidance more broadly, since we see such awful advice and hea...Show More

Getting Ready To Get Promoted, Chapter 1 - Results, Part 2

0:00 | Feb 21st, 2014

The conclusion of our guidance on getting promoted. This is the first in a long series on how to get promoted. There is one thing you need to do above all others when wanting a promotion, or any kind of improvement in your employment situation: get...Show More

Getting Ready To Get Promoted, Chapter 1 - Results

0:00 | Feb 14th, 2014

Our guidance on getting promoted, part of a series.

Interviewing Series Update

0:00 | Feb 14th, 2014

Announcement of Changes to the Career Tools Interviewing Series

Choosing A Company To Work For Chapter 8 - Weighting

0:00 | Feb 7th, 2014

Our guidance on how to weight the factors involved in making the decision about which company to work for.

Books To Read (Or Read Again) in 2014

0:00 | Jan 30th, 2014

Our guidance on books to read (or read again).

Manager Tools/Career Tools License Update

0:00 | Jan 29th, 2014

Announcement of Changes to Manager Tools and Career Tools Personal Licenses

Early Openings In A Rising Market

0:00 | Jan 24th, 2014

Our guidance what specific areas to look at when looking at early openings in a rising market.

Resume Workbook Update

0:00 | Jan 17th, 2014

Announcement of Resume Workbook Updates

Choosing A Company To Work For Chapter 7 – Questions

0:00 | Jan 10th, 2014

Our guidance what other questions to ask when choosing a company.

Resolving Relationships That Have Gone Sour

0:00 | Jan 4th, 2014

Our guidance on restarting relationships which have gone sour.

Answering Wacky Questions

0:00 | Dec 28th, 2013

Trick questions, such as 'how many baseballs does it take to fill a jumbo jet' seem to be less fashionable than they once were. Perhaps everyone has realized how ineffective they are. In case you are presented with a hiring manager who has not here...Show More

When To Ask For A Pay Rise

0:00 | Dec 21st, 2013

Our guidance on when to ask for a pay rise.

Work, Family And Social Media

0:00 | Dec 12th, 2013

Our guidance on how to separate work, family and social media.

18 Month Rule Of Promotions

0:00 | Dec 6th, 2013

Our guidance on when to start thinking about being promoted.

Completing Self-Appraisals

0:00 | Nov 29th, 2013

Our guidance on completing self-appraisals.

Interviewing For Your Own Job

0:00 | Nov 22nd, 2013

Our guidance on interviewing for your own job.

Choosing A Company To Work For - Opportunities - Part 2

0:00 | Nov 15th, 2013

The conclusion of our podcast on choosing a company to work for based on the opportunities available.

Choosing A Company To Work For - Opportunities - Part 1

0:00 | Nov 8th, 2013

The sixth part of our series on choosing a company to work for: the opportunities available.

Covering For A Colleague – Chapter 2 - Their Return

0:00 | Nov 1st, 2013

Our guidance on dealing with your colleague’s return when you’ve been covering for them.

Sunday Evening Planning

0:00 | Oct 25th, 2013

Our guidance on what you do on Sunday to make your work week effective.

Finding A Job In Your Own Backyard

0:00 | Oct 19th, 2013

Our guidance on getting a job near to where you live.

Covering For A Colleague Chapter 1 - The Work

0:00 | Oct 4th, 2013

How to cover a colleague’s work in their absence.

Choosing A Company - Reputation

0:00 | Sep 23rd, 2013

The fourth part of our series on how to choose a company. Our guidance on reputation.

Assessment Centers – Team Problem Solving

0:00 | Sep 19th, 2013

Our guidance on team problem solving activities at assessment centers.

Effective Relationships Announcement

0:00 | Sep 11th, 2013

Effective Relationship Product Announcement

Gift Giving

0:00 | Sep 6th, 2013

Our guidance on buying gifts.

Staying Current Professionally - RSS Feeds

0:00 | Aug 30th, 2013

Our guidance keeping up with your industry news using RSS feeds.

Choosing A Company - Industry Stability

0:00 | Aug 24th, 2013

The third installment of our series on how to choose a company.

Accepting Linkedin Requests

0:00 | Aug 15th, 2013

Our guidance on how to deal with Linkedin requests.

Positioning Yourself To Be Mentored

0:00 | Aug 9th, 2013

Our guidance on what you need to do in order to position yourself to be mentored.

Multiple Jobs In One Company And Your Resume

0:00 | Aug 2nd, 2013

Our guidance on how to deal with specific situations on your resume which arise when you've been with a company a long time.

Choosing A Company To Work For - Chapter 3 - Values

0:00 | Jul 26th, 2013

The third installment of our series on how to choose a company.

Dealing With Objections - Part 2

0:00 | Jul 19th, 2013

The conclusion of our guidance on how to deal with objections.

Dealing With Objections - Part 1

0:00 | Jul 11th, 2013

Our guidance on how to deal with objections.

Resume Update 2013

0:00 | Jul 4th, 2013

Our guidance for resumes for 2013.

5 Jobs From This Resume

0:00 | Jun 21st, 2013

Our guidance on how to think about your experience and your next steps.

Keeping In Touch With Classmates

0:00 | Jun 7th, 2013

Our guidance on keeping in touch with classmates.

Work Family Balance Chapter 2 - The Acid Test Advanced Edition

0:00 | May 17th, 2013

Our guidance what you need to know about your colleagues' families.

Interviewing On Skype - Chapter 2

0:00 | May 10th, 2013

Our guidance what you need to know about interviewing on Skype.

Long Term Job Search Chapter 1

0:00 | Apr 25th, 2013

Our guidance on what to do when in a long-term job search.

What Your Resume Says - Chapter 6

0:00 | Apr 19th, 2013

We take 20 example resumes and give you our analysis of what they say to a recruiter.

Making A Recommendation In Writing

0:00 | Apr 14th, 2013

Our guidance on writing recommendations taking into account your boss’s DiSC profile.

What Your Resume Says - Chapter 5

0:00 | Mar 29th, 2013

We continue to work through 20 example resumes and give you our analysis of what they say to a recruiter.

How To Help Someone Who Has Been Laid Off - Career Crisis Chapter 2

0:00 | Mar 22nd, 2013

Our guidance on how to help someone you know who has or is being laid off.

Conferences Promotion

0:00 | Mar 20th, 2013

Find out about the value of Manager Tools' Conferences.

How To Attend Happy Hour - Part 2

0:00 | Mar 15th, 2013

The conclusion of our guidance on how to attend happy hour.

How To Attend Happy Hour - Part 1

0:00 | Mar 8th, 2013

Our guidance on how to attend happy hour.

Covering For Your Boss - Chapter 2 - Email

0:00 | Mar 1st, 2013

Our guidance on how to cover for your boss – the email portion.

Using DiSC With Groups

0:00 | Feb 22nd, 2013

Our guidance on how to use DiSC with groups.

What Your Resume Says - Chapter 4

0:00 | Feb 8th, 2013

We take 20 example resumes and give you our analysis of what they say to a recruiter.

How Do I Know I Have An Offer?

0:00 | Feb 1st, 2013

Our guidance on the constituents of an offer, and knowing when you have a complete one.

How To Proofread

0:00 | Jan 25th, 2013

Our guidance on how to proofread a document.

90 Day New Job Plan - Who To Find

0:00 | Jan 17th, 2013

Our guidance on how to create a 90 day new job plan.