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Management Part 1

B1-Pre-Intermediate

This course will help you familiarise yourself with many work related subjects. Learn what some of the most common work-related subjects are in the first installment of this course.

Job Well Done

As a manager or someone's boss, you not only have to make sure work get's done, but also give positive feedback and praise when your subordinates do a good job. How do you do this? EnglishPod can help! Learn with us different ways of complimenting and praising someone for a job well done in English!...

Topics: work, compliment, credit, feedback, office, praise, presentations

Responding to Criticism

How do you respond to criticism from your boss at work? Or, as an empolyer,  how do you initiate a conversation with your employees about their mis-behaviors at work? In today's lesson, we will learn many pratical ways in dealing with criticism in the office.      ...

Topics: business, office, criticism, workplace, coworkers

Accepting Responsibility

Delays and mistakes can happen from time to time at work. However, when they do it's important for employees to accept responsibilty and try to make sure that it doesn't happen again. In this lesson, learn how to accept responsibility for actions on a professional level....

Topics: deadline, proactive, project_manager, project_management

Career Development

We don’t want you to find yourself bored at work. You should always be looking for new ways to grow and learn in your career. In this lesson, we show you some great vocabulary and phrases to help you progress in your job! ...

Topics: work, career, promotion, career_planning, career_advancement

Meeting Skills

Before you even begin planning a meeting, it’s important to first determine if you really even need a meeting to accomplish your objective. Once you’ve decided you need to hold a meeting, there are a few additional elements to consider to plan accordingly. In today’s lesson, we look at a few differe...

Topics: meeting, management, effective_meeting, training, corporate_trainer, brainstorming, professional_skills

Delegating Tasks at Work

Task delegation is one of the most important management skills. Good task delegation can save you time, as well as develop and motivate your employees. Today we look at different vocabulary and phrases that will help you put your delegation skills to work! ...

Topics: meeting, work, sales, marketing, customer_support, teamwork, media, customer, job_responsibility, design, product_launch

Team Building

Team building is most effective when everyone is on the same page.  The idea is to create an atmosphere where everyone feels included, valued, important and comfortable participating. In today’s lesson, we look at a lot of great team building related vocabulary and strategies....

Topics: budget, activities, plan, events, team, team_building, proposal, discussion, manager

Account Management Skills

Where have all the clients gone? That's a question no manager wants to face! In today's lesson, one manager tackles this important topic with the company CEO and learns how to provide better account management....

Topics: client, management, skills, Account, Portfolio

Managing Conflicts at the Workplace

Never have a bad Monday again! In today’s lesson listen to a corporate trainer explain how to avoid negative situations at work and just get along with everybody already....

Topics: communication, tips, Conflicts

Brainstorming Tips

Today’s topic is brainstorming! If you want to know how to carry out a successful brainstorming session, then listen to this lesson. We have someone presenting to us tips on how to get the most out of your brainstorming sessions....

Topics: brainstorming, tips, advise, ideas, group_meeting

Project Management Skills

Stressed out managers, unite! In today's lesson, you'll listen to a senior manager giving a junior manager some practical tips. See how to take control of your team, delegate, and gain some respect!...

Topics: project_management, leadership, Delegating

Discussing Employment Contract Renewal

Have you had much experience in discussing your contract renewal? Today you’ll hear all about it. In this lesson, you’ll hear an employee and his employer talk about the contract renewals. Get ready to jot down some notes!...

Topics: employment, contract, performance, renewal, raise

Motivating Staff

Is one of your employees slacking off at work? Well, in today’s lesson, we have a manager and an employee discussing the employee’s bad work habits. Listen to this lesson and learn to talk to your employee about their deteriorating work ethic....

Topics: employee, morale, performance_evaluations, workload, deadlines

Corporate Training Programs

Is your corporate training program dull and outdated? Well, in today’s lesson we‘ll discuss some ideas on how to improve your training program, so listen up!...

Topics: training, corporate, program, eLearning, gamify

Reimbursing Expenses

Poor Jake! This salesman is doing well but seems to have no money! It’s probably those long business lunches he’s been having with clients on his own dime. Find out how Jake can get his money back and his career on track again in today’s Intermediate lesson....

Topics: sales, reimbursables

Employee Retention

Having an employee leave the company can be a good thing, but losing a good employee can be tough. In today's lesson learn how to retain the valuable employees....

Topics: employment, retention, turnover, job_satisfaction, job_fit

Performance Evaluation

Nervous about the next performance review? Well, be prepared by listening to today’s lesson! We’ll talk about what happens during a performance review....

Topics: feedback, evaluation, performance, review, grow

Last Day at Work

Retiring soon? Or changing jobs? If so, then listen to today’s lesson. You’ll learn how to give a memorable and graceful farewell speech....

Topics: work, speech, congratulations, Last_day, thank_you

Firing an Employee

Time is up for Kyle! Listen as a manager professionally delivers the message that nobody likes to hear - you're fired!...

Topics: firing_someone, terminating_employment

Stepping Up At Work

Learn how to feel confident about identifying gaps at work, stepping up, and being proactive by taking on new projects....

Topics: proactive, gap, stepping_up

Giving Constructive Criticism

Not sure about how to give your employees feedback? Today's lesson will give you some great ideas about how to give your employees constructive criticism!...

Topics: feedback, advice, constructive_criticism, suggestions

Doing a Job Handover

Don’t know what to do during your job handover meeting? Well, in today’s lesson you’ll learn how to handle a job handover properly....

Topics: job, handover, introduction_email, helpful, responsibilities

Hiring Interns

Summer is here and it’s time to hire some interns! In today’s lesson learn what words and phrases you need to use when talking about hiring interns....

Topics: proofreading, social_media, interns, stipend

One on One Meetings

Do you need to have a one on one meeting with an employee but aren't sure how to do it? Today's lesson will show you how to have one on one meetings!...

Topics: business, meetings, One_on_One

Hiring a Freelancer

You need someone to do work, but you don’t have enough regular work for a normal employee. The answer? Freelancers! Learn why and how to hire a freelancer in this lesson....

Topics: work, hiring, Freelancing, employees

Missing the Deadline

At the end of the day, we’re all human and sometimes make mistakes. When this happens at your job and you miss a deadline, how do you apologize to your boss? And more importantly, what do you do to make it up?...

Topics: work, office, apology, deadlines, mistakes, manage

Checking Project Status

The boss just showed up looking for an update on your project status? What do you tell her? Find out...

Topics: meeting, work, office, sales, marketing, management, deadline, project_management, manager

Maternity Leave

The baby is coming! The mom-to-be is taking some time off of work. Find out in today’s lesson what to say before a fellow co-worker goes on maternity leave. ...

Topics: work, office, management, time_off, vacation, baby, pregnancy

Employee Reference Check

Many employers will ask for a list of references when you apply. But what do they actually do with that list? Well, sometimes they go ahead and call them. Learn about the sort of questions your references may be asked about you in this lesson....

Topics: job, business, office, management, HR, hiring, performance, headhunting

Warning Letter

Certain behaviors at work warrant a warning letter.  Today we’ll take a look at an actual warning letter and the formal language used in such instances.  ...

Topics: business, feedback, office, management, HR, writing, performance, rules_and_regulations, formal_language

Hiring an Account Manager

“Account manager”may not be your biggest hiring need when your company is small, but once it starts to grow this role may make all the difference. Learn about this role and the qualifications of the ideal candidatewith this role....

Topics: job, business, management, customer_support, personality, HR, headhunting, account_management