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Transform Your Workplace

The Transform Your Workplace Podcast covers everything you need to build a great workplace. Industry experts, thought-leaders, HR experts and entrepreneurs join us to discuss big ideas that can transform your organization. Each week we cover a new topic, ranging from HR, communication and culture to business growth, leadership and workplace trends.Access more episodes, subscribe, and learn more. 

Jul 25, 2023

In this episode of the Transform Your Workplace podcast, host Brandon Laws interviews David Dodson, an accomplished author and successful entrepreneur. David shares insights from his book, The Manager's Handbook, which provides a comprehensive blueprint for effective management, offering practical and data-driven strategies for hiring, onboarding, and day-to-day leadership. The episode provides valuable insights for managers seeking to optimize team performance and achieve business success.



  • Managers must move away from hiring based on gut feelings and move toward hiring based on outcomes.

  • In the first one hundred days, the connective tissue is built between the employee and the company, so proper leadership during this initial time is critical to retention.

  • Instant performance management with radical candor is essential in developing your people and building trust.

  • The exit interview is a secret weapon for greater understanding and development of the manager’s strengths and weaknesses, and it must be conducted effectively by someone who is not the direct report.

  • Often, we can confuse busyness with progress — we must ask ourselves whether we’re moving the company forward or just “being busy.”

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