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Management Part 2

A1-Beginner

As the first installation of this course, we will help you familiarise yourself with many interesting work related subjects we're sure you're likely to encounter daily. Learn what some of the most common work-related subjects are in this course.

Driving Sales

Making suggestions in a meeting is never an easy task, especially when your boss is very critical. In today’s lesson, we’re at a sales meeting; the numbers are down, the boss wants solutions, and he wants them now!  In this lesson, learn some great English phrases to help you in your next sales meet...

Topics: sales_meeting, increase_sales, meetings, sales_promotions

Performance Review I

Performance reviews strike fear into the hearts of many workers. All that time on Facebook or playing computer games may come back and bite you! On the other hand, if you have been working your pants off, it could be time for that long waited praise and pay rise. Let EnglishPod teach you how to deal...

Topics: office, performance_review, evaluation

Performance Review II

If it weren't for performance reviews, many of our leading firms wouldn't be where they are today. Good employees need to be commended to ensure the profitability of the company and sometimes performance reviews help to weed out the less desirable employees. Last time around, our employee got a glow...

Job Transfer

Some people love the thought of a job transfer, while others can't stand the idea. There can be a new start, new challenges, different people and maybe a new culture on one hand. Yet, there may be unfamiliar surroundings and saying goodbye to loved ones on the other. This EnglishPod lesson is all ab...

Topics: work, family, relationship, relocation, career_development, moving

Should We Use a Headhunter?

Sometimes finding the right person for a job just isn’t that simple. Maybe you’re looking for a particular set of skills or someone of a certain cultural background? Whatever the case may be, headhunters can help you find the person you’re looking for! In today’s lesson we look at some of the things...

Topics: business_meeting, HR, hiring, product_manager, headhunter

Leadership Styles

In today’s lesson, you’ll get a thorough lecture on leadership styles and myths. This MBA professor has a plethora of knowledge when it comes to leadership style, so listen and learn!...

Topics: management, leadership, leader, organizational_behavior, corporate, MBA, lecture, theory

The 80/20 Rule

In today’s lesson, you’ll listen to a talk on the 80/20 Rule or the Pareto Principle. You’ll learn about where this theory came from and how it can be applied in a business setting. So listen this talk and learn how the 80/20 Rule can help you!...

Topics: management, theories, management_theories, strategy, case_studies, Pareto_principle

Promoting Corporate Diversity

What do executives really talk about behind closed doors? Find out with today’s lesson as we overhear three executives discuss how to shake things up around the office....

Topics: management, Diversity, Corporate_Culture

360-Degree Feedback

Have you heard of the 360-degree feedback review? Listen to today’s lesson and find out what it is, how to use it and how it can improve your performance. Also, we’ll hear some tips on what to stay away from when using this method....

Topics: feedback, evaluation, 360, performance, review

Finding a Career Mentor

Feeling like you need someone help getting to the next level of your career? Maybe you need a career mentor? Well, in today’s lesson find out who can be your potential mentor and how to ask them....

Topics: career, management, manager, experience, mentor, role_model

Microsoft’s New CEO

Heard of Satya Nadella? Well, if you haven’t, listen to today’s lesson! Learn who he is, what he’s doing for Microsoft and if analysts think he’s suitable for the job. You will also learn the pros and cons of an outsider CEO vs. an insider CEO. ...

Topics: business, management, microsoft, CEO, Satya, Nadella, innovation, tech

Relocating for Work

Brazil sounds like a fun place to be! In today's lesson, Harold is offered to relocate to Brazil for work. Learn how to ask questions about relocating to a new country....

Topics: work, emerging_markets, relocating, fast_track, advancements

Jeff Bezos's Top Ten Leadership Lessons

Looking for ways to grow your business and outsell your competitors? In this lesson you will learn about Amazon CEO Jeff Bezo's effective leadership principles....

Topics: style, leadership, strategy, principles, practice, Amazon, web_businesses

Dealing with Procurement

Having a tough time closing the deal with your customer? Today's lesson will give you some great ideas about how to deal with procurement! ...

Topics: business, sales, management, advice, procurement, close_the_deal

Managing Remote Teams

Have you been assigned team members that are located in different states or countries? Today's lesson will give you some great ideas about how to manage your remote team!...

Topics: business, management, meetings, remote_teams, working_remotely, teleconference, performance_evaluation

Pitching to Investors

Is your startup looking for investment? Learn the basics of an investment pitch to a venture capital (VC) firm!...

Topics: presentation, pitch, investment, venture_capital, VC, business_plan, start_up

Hiring a New CFO

In today’s lesson, A Chinese company is trying to hire a new CFO to help it go public in America. Do they have the right candidate? Listen in and find out....

Topics: work, business, job_interview, finance, HR, IPO

Hiring a New CFO 2

In today’s lesson, we will listen to the final stages of an interview for a new CFO, and hear the discussion on the kind of offer and benefits that will be made to the candidate....

Topics: work, business, job_interview, finance, HR, hiring

Pivoting a Company

In today’s lesson, we’ll learn about how some companies have successfully pivoted in order to continue their success....

Topics: strategy, change, pivoting

Setting KPIs

In today’s lesson, we’ll learn about the importance of KPIs (key performance indicators), and the challenges that are associated with setting good KPIs in a company....

Topics: management, performance_review, HR, KPI, goal_setting

Hiring a Project Manager

In today's lesson, we will hear a conversation between an HR manager and a candidate for a Project Manager position....

Topics: interview, management, project_management, HR, qualifications

Strategic Consulting

Business is pretty cut-throat these days. With so many economies across the world creating both new opportunities and new sources of competition, how do you make sure that your company stays afloat? Hiring strategy consultants is increasingly a popular option. But is it really worth it?...

Topics: business, management, strategy, profits, consulting

End of Year Performance Evaluation

Giving and receiving feedback at any job is important. At many American companies, this takes on formality in the shape of an end of year performance evaluation. What can you expect from one of these evaluations and how do you participate in one?...

Topics: work, career, business, feedback, management, manager, performance evaluation

Personality and Leadership

The history of the businessworld is the history of larger-than-life personalities.  Think Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, etc. In this lesson, we’ll explore the relationship between leadership and personality....

Topics: management, personality, finance, HR, hiring, company, leadership, headhunting, consulting

A Tough Job Interview

Job interviews are always difficult. But sometimes your interviewer really is not trying to make your life easy. Check out this lesson to learn how to navigate difficult job interviews...

Topics: work, job, business, office, negotiation, HR, hiring, headhunting, Interviews

Building Smarter Teams

We're working more than ever in teams. What makes a team 'smart'? Is it the collective intelligence of its members or is there more to it? Two prominent business professors from the United States recently published their research findings on the New York Times. Today we listen to their thoughts on h...

Topics: work, office, management, HR, strategy, team_work, learning_and_development, collaboration

Setting Priorities

Most jobs these days require you to be doing lots of different things at once. But how do you organize those tasks and your time to get them done efficiently? Learn how to effectively set work priorities with this lesson....

Topics: work, business, office, management, project_management, time_management, efficiency, task_management