This is a special episode focused on what makes a great manager. I am fortunate to have talked with six people who shared their stories with me. Can you relate? Please share your stories on the BreakTogether Facebook page.
Thank you to the following rock stars I am lucky enough to share home base with, in Portland, Maine. Their contact information is below along with our conversations:
Dan Sexton, Owner, Horizon Digital Marketing (http://horizondigitalmarketing.com/)
Lauren Reid, Co-Manager, Cloudport Maine, Portland (https://cloudportme.com
Eli Dolloff, Owner, Maine Marketing (http://mainemarketing.co)
Gretchen Johnson, Director of Marketing, Verrill Dana (http://www.verrilldana.com/gjohnson/)
Laura Sprinkle, Creative Launch Strategist (http://www.laurasprinkle.com)
Adrian Espinoza, Engineer and SEO Agent, (http://www.adrianosvaldo.com/)
Join our discussion and learn how to apply mindfulness in the workplace. Where else are you investing in an employee program with a 99.9% satisfaction rate?
Tara Healey is the founder and director of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s Mind the Moment program.
Tara initially joined Harvard Pilgrim as a health educator and organizational development professional in its HR department, a position which she occupied for over 20 years. She brought a mindfulness course to Harvard Pilgrim’s own staff members in 2006, long before mindfulness had hit the mainstream
Join Jessica Sinsheimer (Twitter: @jsinsheim)and Julie Kingsley(Twitter: @juliekingsley) as they share insights learned through their work as co-founders of TheManuscriptAcademy.com. There is no need to hate your Google Calendar or fight with your schedule. Learn tips to find balance in the world of writing and creative work.
Jessica talks about the power of just 30 seconds – creating macro impact with micro breaks – and she shares wisdom from one of her mentors. Julie has ideas to re-charge your perspective physically and mentally, while improving your productivity. Plus, you get to hear the story of how The Manuscript Academy was founded.
Join me in conversation with Dr. Glenn Cummings, President of the University of Southern Maine. He talks about leading USM’s efforts in becoming a Best Place to Work and ends our interview with a special story about Joshua Chamberlain. Glenn also touches on macro accountability and micro freedoms; and holding Administration accountable. USM is embracing diversity, customer service (student satisfaction), and leadership training. Glenn shares his views on the difference between a manager and a leader and building employee loyalty through a little flexibility.
Dave Perron, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine (somebigs.org) talks about the power of mentoring; a beautiful way to take a break. With more organizations paying for employees to volunteer, being a mentor can change your life and theirs. As the Executive Director of a successful and demanding non-profit, he also shares ideas to reward your employees and how to recharge yourself.