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Management Cafe

Season 4: Join co-hosts Tim Burgess and Pilar Orti as they chat about what they've learned through their time leading teams. Season 3: Oh No, My Team's Gone Remote! Seasons 1 and 2: Improve your management and leadership practice over a cup of coffee and get a book recommendation too. The role of the manager is evolving as technology helps us to self-organise and take more control of how and where we work from. In this podcast, Pilar Orti from Virtual not Distant, dissects modern management practice, not just for official managers, but for team members who want to make things happen too.

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Last Episode Date: 10 June 2024

Total Episodes: 82

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10 June 2024
MC80 Why Do We Procrastinate? (or what is procrastination, anyway?)

Hosts Tim Burgess and Pilar Orti talk about why they think they procrastinate - even though they're not sure what is procrastination and what isn't... If you're reading this near the time of publishing you might notice the show notes are missing... this wasn't the result of...

27 min
27 May 2024
MC79 Context is Everything!

A theme we keep coming back to in the Management Café is the importance of context. In each situation there are many variables that influence what happens. For example the company culture, our manager, our team, the particular task and our own capability. Sometimes we have...

20 min
13 May 2024
MC78 Helping Employees Avoid Burnout from Challenging Tasks

Step into the Management Café with your hosts Tim Burgess and Pilar Orti.  This conversation was inspired by an article Pilar read in Organizational Dynamics: "How managers can help employees navigate tough decisions without burning out by Andrew Molinsky and Laura Noval...

27 min
6 May 2024
We'd love your input into our new series on Manager Emotions

A short bonus episode to let you know what's brewing in the Management Café. In about a month, we'll be starting a new series, on manager emotions. In each episode, we'll dive into a specific emotion, discussing what it feels like, its purpose, and how it can help or hin...

4 min
29 April 2024
MC77 Evaluating Potential in the People We Manage

Our hosts in the Management Café believe that everyone has the potential to be better at something. And for them, as for many of us, helping someone grow is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a manager. Similarly for employees it's a wonderful feeling to have a man...

28 min
15 April 2024
MC76 Manager regrets: how situations changed us and what it means to us now.

Several times recently in the Management Café our hosts have talked about regrets. Those formative management experiences where they look back and wish they had acted differently. Making mistakes is part of our learning journey but some situations weigh on us more than oth...

28 min
25 March 2024
MC75 Why Does Management Have a Bad Name?

Get in touch through our Contact Form https://managementcafepodcast.com/contact/  Let's face it, management has a mixed reputation. It seems like everyone has a story to tell about their manager doing something poorly. But when we break it down, often times it's that we'v...

27 min
11 March 2024
MC74 Article Analysis: Learning in the Flow of Work

Tim and Pilar discuss an article featured in the Jan/Feb 2024 edition of the Harvard Business Review: "Leading in the Flow of Work" by Hitendra Wadhwa, Founder of the Mentora Institute. Hitendra posits that "rather than (being) a trait to be acquired, leadership is a stat...

27 min
26 February 2024
MC73 GenAI: Friend or Foe?

In 2024 Generative AI is still an a rapidly emerging technology. We know it's going to impact lots of jobs and work behaviour. But it's not yet apparent how that impact will be felt. There is a big difference between ChatGPT helping you with a task (e.g. summarising your ...

33 min
12 February 2024
MC72 The Emoji Manager

Following on from coffee #71 about the impact of technology on our leadership practice, Pilar and Tim talk about emoji as a communications tool for managers. Tiny and ubiquitous, it's easy to underestimate their importance. But when used skilfully, emoji give us a visual ...

19 min
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