radio/podcasts

what your tone should sound like in tricky work conversations

This week’s episode of the Ask a Manager podcast is one I’ve been excited to do since I launched the show, and it’s one of the reasons why I thought a podcast could be really useful. This episode talks about tone. When I answer questions here, I give a lot of sample language to use and often talk about […]

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what should a salary negotiation sound like?

This week on the Ask a Manager podcast, I talk to a guest who’s wondering about salary negotiation — how to do it, what to say, and what kind of tone to use. You can listen to our discussion on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Volumes, or Anchor (or here’s the direct RSS feed). This episode is […]

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am I a mansplainer?

This week on the Ask a Manager podcast, we talk about mansplaining! “Mansplaining” = the weirdly frequent phenomenon where a man gives a woman an unrequested explanation of something that she has more expertise on than he does. It was coined in an essay by a woman who described how a man at a party kept condescendingly explaining her own […]

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some podcast bonus content

My whole conversation with Jennifer Peepas of the Captain Awkward advice blog didn’t make it into this week’s podcast episode because we talked for a while and I keep the show pretty short. But I thought people might enjoy hearing a little more of our conversation — especially because we talk about an infamous letter from this […]

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I talked with Captain Awkward on the Ask a Manager podcast

On this week’s episode of the Ask a Manager podcast, I talked with the amazing Jennifer Peepas, who runs the very useful Captain Awkward advice website, which has amazing advice on pretty much every relationship in your life. We answered a letter from a Captain Awkward reader — someone who thought she was helping out an unfairly maligned coworker but […]

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do I like bad bosses?

This week on the Ask a Manager podcast, I talk with a caller who has found that she responds differently to her managers than most of her peers do – and she’s wondering what that might mean about her. You can listen to our discussion on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, or Anchor (or here’s the direct RSS […]

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I interviewed Gretchen Rubin about happiness and work

On this week’s episode of the Ask a Manager podcast, I talked with happiness expert Gretchen Rubin about happiness and work. Gretchen is a leading expert on the connections between habits, happiness, and human nature, and is author of multiple bestselling books, including The Happiness Project and, most recently, The Four Tendencies. We talked about […]

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my employee works from home too much

This week on the Ask a Manager podcast, I talk with a manager who gives her staff a lot of flexibility when it comes to working from home, and she’s concerned one employee is using that flexibility in a way that isn’t quite working for their team. Here’s the letter she sent to me, and you […]

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my coworker leans on us for help way too much

This week on the Ask a Manager podcast, I talk with a caller whose coworker won’t stop asking for help with her job — help that she shouldn’t need. Here’s the letter she sent to me, and you can listen to our discussion about it on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, or Anchor (or here’s the direct […]

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