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Mastering Management with Eric Girard
Episode 4928th February 2024 • Performance Mindset • Amy Calandrino
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On today’s episode of the Performance Mindset podcast, Amy sits down with guest Eric Girard to talk about what it takes to become a great manager. Eric is the founder of Girard Training Solutions, a company dedicated to transforming high-performing individual contributors into great people managers. He is also the author of the book “Lead Like a Pro: The Essential Guide for New Managers,” and the host of the podcast “Management Development Unlocked.”

Eric has a breadth of experience in Silicon Valley, with more than 30 years of experience focused on learning and development. He’s worked with globally renowned companies, delivering training both virtually and in person.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  1. Eric Girard’s background in learning and development and why his first foray into management was an epic failure.
  2. His company’s focus on helping new managers successfully make the transition from employee to manager.
  3. An example of one of Eric’s management failures and how he missed a teachable moment.
  4. The most common pitfalls managers have to overcome.
  5. Two of the biggest issues new managers repeatedly run into.
  6. Some tactics you can implement to build a better relationship with your team including SMART goals.
  7. Why the number of goals to set varies from person to person.
  8. Eric’s scuba dive training and his pursuit of becoming a Master Scuba Diver Trainer certification and the two ways it ties into his work.
  9. What his teenage twin daughters teach him about patience and when to disengage.
  10. His book, “Lead Like a Pro: The Essential Guide for New Managers,” and what you can expect to take away from it.
  11. The value of building lasting relationships for business owners.

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