I just wanted to give a quick shout out to one of my favorite podcasts: Manager Tools. I’ve been listening to this podcast for over a year now and found lots of useful nuggets. Mark Horstman and Mike Auzenne present the material in a straight-forward and compelling manner, and cut right to the parts you can actually apply today. Here’s how they describe it:

“Manager Tools is a weekly podcast focused on helping you become a more effective manager and leader. Each week we’ll be talking about new tools and easy techniques you can use to help achieve your management and career objectives. If you’re tired of a lot of management theory and would rather learn specific actions you can take TODAY to improve your management performance, we think you’ll enjoy the manager tools podcast.”

For anyone who is a first-line or one-over-one manager, or is hoping to be a manager, I’d recommend subscribing to this podcast.