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Strategy and The Fat Smoker – New podcast episode available now

post # 545 — June 4, 2008 — a Strategy and the Fat Smoker post

The eleventh episode of my new podcast series, Strategy and the Fat Smoker, is now live and available for download.

The series is dedicated to exploring the themes found in my new book by the same name. Each chapter will be accompanied by an executive summary ebook covering the same material. I encourage you to forward these to friends and associates who may be interested in the topics covered. If you are already a subscriber to my podcast feed, this pdf will be available in your itunes.

In A Natural Manager, the 12th episode in this series, we will hear the story of Jerry Labbate, the manager of an exercise gym in downtown Boston. The story of Jerry’s intuitive management style is rich with lessons for managers in all fields. We will summarize the key points to help maximize your managerial effectiveness.


00:36 – Introduction

01:31 – A brief professional history

02:45 – Essential hiring practices

06:40 – The importance of clarity in employee training

09:00 – Structuring monthly meetings with the team

11:25 – Dealing with underperformers

13:45 – What are the lessons?

You can download A Natural Manager or sign up to receive new Business Masterclass seminars automatically with iTunes or other podcast players. My seminars are always available for download at no cost.

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