Episode 44 ~ Josh the Manager, Part 2 (w / Erinn Farrell)

In this episode, we switched things up a bit and had our wonderful guest, Erinn Farrell, interview Josh about his first few months on the job as a manager. We get into coaching and management styles, and the ins and outs of performance reviews. Related Links:  Erinn on LinkedIn Andrew Bird Professional Humans theme is: “We Read More …

Episode 36 ~ Leading Your Leaders (Live w/ Dena Alspach & Brad Walter)

When you hear the phrase “manage up” or “lead up,” it’s easy to assume that means that your boss isn’t doing their job and you have to teach them how to do it. But it’s not that simple. When you consider that 82% of leaders were promoted into their role because they were great at Read More …

Episode 30 ~ Lighten Up: Lifting the Burden of Ingrained Gender Stereotypes

We teamed up with the MPLS MadWomen to spark a conversation and dig into the ingrained, gender-specific perceptions about “strength” and “weakness” and how they show up in the workplace. We have hauled these biases around with us long enough, and we thought it was time to take a look at them in a new Read More …

Episode 29 ~ Getting Your Dream Job, Part 2 (w/ Kat Duncan)

This is episode two of two that we did about finding your dream job. Last week we talked with entrepreneur Tamara Dennison, who found her dream job by starting a company. This week we talk with Kat Duncan, Managing Partner at CLICK Talent, about how and when to best use a recruiter. Related Links: 15 Recruiter Read More …

Episode 19 ~ What About Gender? (w/Linda Brandt)

GUEST: Linda Brandt We had a great conversation with Linda Brandt about the Lean In movement, how to lean in or out, and what the goals of the organization are. We encourage you to listen to this episode no matter what your gender is, because we think it’s valuable for all. Related Links: Lean In Linda Brandt Read More …

Episode 16 ~ Fake it Til You Make it (w/Jeff Kamin)

GUEST: Jeff Kamin In this episode, we chat with “BookBoy” Jeff Kamin about the fine line between bringing your authentic self to work and faking it ’til you make it, and where your conscience and confidence factor in. Related Links: Dan Milstein: Leadership, Uncertainty, and Self Deception Jeff Kamin on Twitter Jeff Kamin on LinkedIN Read More …

Episode 15 ~ What if You’re Young? (w/Anna Meyer)

GUEST: Anna Meyer On this week’s episode, we have a really lovely chat with young Anna Meyer – a pre-professional, straight-shooter, and really well-spoken and thoughtful human. We hope this conversation will lend some perspective about younger co-workers and give those of us more seasoned professionals some hope for the future as we hear how Read More …

Episode 14 ~ What if You Don’t Know When to Quit? (w/Eric Johnson)

GUEST: Eric Johnson We’ve been building up to this episode over the last few weeks, because we have come across a remarkable number of friends who don’t seem fulfilled or even remotely happy in their current positions, and we wanted to do something about it. We thought it would be important to first explore some things you can do Read More …

Episode 13 ~ Managing Humans, Not Projects (w/Mike Mason)

GUEST: Mike Mason Today we’re FINALLY going to answer the question, “Who is Mike Mason?” which is a question that has come up on almost every episode since about Episode 4. If you didn’t hear it from the beginning, it started when we threw out a request on Facebook for listeners to contribute to our Random Read More …