managing in the moment

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A weekly show featuring special guest interviews sharing practical approaches to help managers be more effective in today’s workplace. 

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Tips on how to manage different personality types, how to encourage communication, and how to get the best out of your team. 

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The Value of Belonging and Building Belonging at Work

Have you ever worked at a company where you felt undervalued? Or Under-appreciated? Where you felt like you were just taking up space? 

It's a common theme within the employee experience, which is why as leaders, it's so important to...

How to Take your vision board into Q2

You finished your annual reviews, you took our advice and approached it like a career vision board, and you're thinking, "now what?" 

If you're not sure what we're referring to, head to our last blog post, where we expand on the importance of...

How to Turn Your Annual Review into a Career Vision Board

Every year, in corporate America, managers sit down with each team member, and they discuss the team member's performance and their company-related goals for the upcoming year. 

Annual Review, Performance Review, Performance Appraisals,...

Build Emotional Intelligence Within Your Team

This past month, we've been focusing on Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and its significance at work. We recently published a blog about emotional intelligence and practicing emotional intelligence in the workplace. If you haven't read it yet, I...

Practicing Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

We have all heard the term "Emotional Intelligence (also known as emotional quotient, or EQ)," but what does it mean? Why is it important? And why does it even matter? First, emotional intelligence "refers to the ability to perceive, manage, and...

How to Address Mental Health and Burnout as a Manager 

Your time at work takes up over 40 hours per week, that's 160 hours per month and 2,080 hours per year. Over the past two years, the amount of time we spend working has gone up. In addition, due to COVID-19, there's an increase in the severity of...

Check-in with Yourself and Your Team After the Holidays

It's the first week back to work. We've celebrated Thanksgiving through the New Year, but now, we're back to reality. 

For some, it's a relief to fall back into the routine of life - the holidays can be financially and emotionally draining...

(Video) Jeff Harry: Uncomfortable Conversations

As a manager, it’s important to have difficult conversations with the people who report to you.

If you don’t know how your employees feel, they might leave and you won’t realize they were unhappy. You might be afraid of those...

(Video) Gary Ware: How to Play at Work

Every company needs to create a culture of belonging and play helps us get there.

Playing at work helps employees to make intentional and deep connections with colleagues. It allows them to look beyond the labels, move beyond assumptions and...

(Video) Employee Engagement & Relationship Building

Employee engagement is highest when there is a positive relationship with their direct supervisors.

That's why how you relate to your team is the most important skill of modern management. We have to understand the heart and soul of an...

(Video) Kelly Durden Posey: Hidden Needs

A surprising number of employees are struggling with what you can't see.

They may be neurodivergent, coping with mental health or physical health issues, caregiving for a loved one, or any number of invisible struggles. These "hidden needs"...

(Video) Tracy Jackson: Love & Leadership

A good leader knows that the most important thing is to understand their people.

Love is not just for couples. It is for everyone, including team leaders and managers. In this context, loving your team is about having a profound ability to connect...

(Video) Abigail Kidd: Recognition & Acknowledgment

Employees want be valued and appreciated by their managers and the company they work for.

A recent study showed that feeling valued is a top priority and a deciding factor for why most employees choose to either stay with their current employer...

(Video) Dr. Tomi Mitchell: Stress, Burnout & Mental Health

Employees have experienced a decline in mental health since the pandemic began. As a manager, what can you do to support your team members during these trying times?

In this episode of Managing in the Moment, Betsaida talks with Dr. Tomi...

(Video) Alex Sperry: Respect & Relationships

Employees often file lawsuits when they feel disrespected. 

Among other topics, we discuss how focusing on respect and professionalism in the workplace not only promotes a healthy culture where employees thrive, but also mitigates against...
(Video) Shirley Toliver: Culture Builders

Culture Builders We talk about the manager’s role in creating workplace culture. How to create a culture that attracts and retains the best talent.

Meet this week's guest:

Shirley Toliver Shirley is the founder and Chief Power Officer of...

Understanding "Pause. Play. Perform."
I share the meaning and purpose behind the ImprovEQ method and framework. "Pause. Play. Perform" 
Do you know how to PLAY?
Did you know what play is in our DNA? It's true. How are you using play for your highest good?
Personal Lessons Learned Onstage

I share the moments onstage that have taught me the most about myself and how I show up.

How to Be a Better Listener
Everyone loves a great listener, but most of us don't practice active listening. During my 15 years of performing and teaching improv, I've noticed most of us aren't listening, we're just waiting for our turn to talk.
Check out this short video...
How to Get Unstuck: Tips for an Improvised Mindset

Do you ever feel stuck? Check out this short video for some tips to get unstuck and live your best life! During my 15 years of performing and teaching improv, I've noticed there are three reasons people feel stuck.


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