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English, Finance, 126 seasons, 198 episodes, 5 days, 20 hours, 35 minutes
Supermanagers, brought to you by the team at, is the podcast for managers and leaders who want to excel at the art of leading teams and organizations. Aydin Mirzaee, CEO at Fellow, interviews world-class executives about the habits, thought patterns, and experiences that help them be the leaders they are today. Topics: • Management • Leadership • Remote work • Productivity • Scaling teams & organizations • Coaching • Feedback • Workplace culture • Employee engagement & motivation • Management mistakes • 1:1 (one-on-one) meetings • Employee onboarding • Hiring and more
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Driving Engagement through Career-Making Moments, Disruptive Perspectives, and Data with Phylicia Jones (Senior Director, Global Talent Development at PagerDuty)

In episode 73, Phylicia Jones shares why it is important to have a point of view even if it disrupts someone else’s. Phylicia Jones is the Senior Director of Global Talent Development at PagerDuty. She is also the creator of PagerDuty’s Learning Weeks to help internal teams learn new skills. In this episode, we uncover why leaders should use the acronym W.A.I.T. We also dive into data and what to do after you have received feedback so you can turn it into actionable steps. Let us know what you think of this episode by using the hashtag #Supermanagers on social media.
10/28/202143 minutes, 59 seconds
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Managing Strengths to Scale: Why Hyper-Specialized Roles Are Key to Driving Growth with JP Chauvet (President at Lightspeed)

In episode 60, JP Chauvet explains the importance of tying in workplace culture with outcomes to create high-performing teams. JP Chauvet is a hands-on executive with years of experience in companies like Atex and Nstein Technologies. Today, he is the President of Lightspeed. In this episode, JP shares how he uses data to set benchmarks and an inside look at his weekly business review meetings with his team. Tune in to hear what JP learned early on in his management career that has impacted his servant leadership today. . . . Like this episode? Be sure to leave a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review and share the podcast with your colleagues.
7/29/202131 minutes, 23 seconds
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From Maker to Manager: Leveraging the Power of Influence and Storytelling with Chetana Deorah (Director of Product Design, Coursera)

In episode 56, Chetana shares how the way you walk, talk, and even how free or busy your calendar is matters when it comes to your team’s perception of you. Chetana is an experienced product design leader who has led large-scale design and research at companies such as Yahoo, Netflix, and Scribd. Today, Chetana is the Director of Product Design at Coursera. In this episode, we cover how to become a better storyteller and how Chetana builds empathy with cross-functional teams. Tune in to hear Chetana’s journey from a direct report to a manager.
7/1/202138 minutes, 7 seconds
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Top 9 Books for Managers and Leaders | Aydin Mirzaee, CEO at

This week, we're taking a break from our usual format to share some exciting news, give you a sneak peek of what's coming on Episode #50, and share 9 book recommendations for managers and leaders!  Whether you're a first-time manager or an experienced leader, these 9 management books will help you lead with confidence and advance in your career. The Making of a Manager (Julie Zhuo) High Output Management (Andrew Grove) Radical Candor (Kim Scott) First, Break All The Rules (Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman) Mindset (Carol Dweck) The Manager’s Handbook (Alex McCaw) Who (Geoff Smart) Lean In (Sheryl Sandberg) Smarter, Better, Faster (Charles Duhigg)
4/22/202113 minutes, 3 seconds
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Owning the Manager Role: How to Set Expectations and be “Super F*cking Clear” with Melissa and Johnathan Nightingale (founders of Raw Signal Group)

In episode 41, Melissa and Johnathan Nightingale emphasize what the manager title exactly entails and how to own the role. Melissa and Johnathan are founders of Raw Signal Group, best-selling authors of "How F*cked Up Is Your Management? An Uncomfortable Conversation About Modern Leadership" and editors of The Co-Pour. Before all that, Melissa has been a startup warrior, previously holding executive roles at Wattpad and Edomo … and was also Mozilla’s first Director of Global Public Relations. Johnathan, on the other hand, has built and operated entire organizations, all while helping improve diversity. He was previously VP of Firefox for Mozilla and CPO at Hubba. In today’s episode, they shared lessons learned from their early management mistakes and why setting expectations is one of the most impactful things we can do as leaders. Last but not least, Melissa and Johnathan explained how to help your team with burnout and “borrow from your future self”. Tune in to hear all about Melissa and Johnathan Nightingale’s management journey and the takeaways they learned along the way!
3/11/202154 minutes, 34 seconds
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Introspection and Adjustments: Achieving the Impossible by Maximizing Learning with Simon Stanlake, SVP Engineering at Procurify

In episode 40, Simon Stanlake highlights the importance of fulfillment and trust within a team. Simon Stanlake is the SVP of Engineering at Procurify – the leading spend management and procurement software platform. Prior to Procurify, he was the VP of Technology at Hootsuite and the CTO at TradeBytes Data Corp. In today’s episode, we covered the difference between a charismatic leader and a great leader and which one Simon aspires to be. Lastly, we also explored why he holds back on sharing what needs to be done in order to maximize his team's learnings and why it’s okay to break things in order to ship features. Tune in to hear all about Simon Stanlake’s leadership journey and the lessons learned along the way!
3/4/202148 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Remote Work Playbook: Global Hiring, Documentation, and Culture with Job Van der Voort, CEO at

In episode 39, Job Van der Voort helps us better understand the world of remote work. Job is the co-founder and CEO at and the host of the Remote Work Podcast – a podcast we recommend if you’re new to managing distributed teams! On today’s episode, we talk to Job about the difference between being a micromanager and a manager who values detail. We also explore the benefits that come with working remotely, and what happens to the marketplace of talent when location is no longer required. Last but not least, Job shared his perspective on the best practices that leaders should follow when hiring people in different countries. Tune in to hear all about Job’s remote work playbook and the powerful insights he has to offer! . . . Like this episode? Be sure to leave a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review and share the podcast with your colleagues.
2/25/202140 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Superpower of Inclusive Leadership with Melinda Briana Epler from Change Catalyst

In episode #18, Melinda Briana Epler defines the concept of allyship and what it means and looks like to be a good ally in the workplace. Tune in to learn why it is necessary to be and feel uncomfortable when doing anti-racist work and how to have conversations that promote safety and equality, and interrupt one’s that don’t so you can make changes and create more equal spaces at work. Melinda is the founder and CEO of Change Catalyst, a San-Francisco-based advising company with the mission to build inclusive ecosystems. She is also a startup advisor and TEDx speaker who speaks actively about white privilege, diversity and inclusion in tech, and how to lead with empathy as an ally. Melinda has over 25 years of experience developing business innovation and inclusion strategies for startups, Fortune 500 companies and global NGOs. Since the launch of Change Catalyst, she has worked with more than 340 community partners and 450 tech companies -- and her work has been featured in Bloomberg, Forbes, Black Enterprise, The Times, and many other publications. Listen to this episode to learn how as a manager, you have the power to build diverse and inclusive teams and how doing so will elevate your organization’s health, productivity and profitability.
9/17/202036 minutes, 7 seconds