The Manager’s Handbook Podcast

The Manager’s Handbook Podcast

The Manager’s Handbook Podcast is hosted by Matt Sornson (CMO) and Alex MacCaw (CEO) of Clearbit. We believe great management makes the world a better place. At Clearbit, we’re writing a handbook to train our managers, and we’re sharing it online. Each episode of this podcast accompanies a chapter of the book, and we get on the mic to discuss it in-depth, covering topics from hiring to conflict resolution and developing consciousness as a leader.

Episodes

November 23, 2020 18 min

Episode 6 is about information sharing, which gets trickier as a company grows its team. Matt and Alex discuss rules for using tools like Slack, email, Asana, and Chorus, and share how Notion houses Clearbit’s Areas of Responsibility and internal wiki. 

Employees don’t want to drink from a firehose, but they do want transparency. If information is organized and easy to find, everyone can work efficiently, get inspired to solve probl...

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In Episode 5, Matt and Alex discuss how clear company goals and objectives can prevent all sorts of communication problems. They share Clearbit’s approach to OKRs and annual planning, as well as their top management myths about delegation, trust, and measuring targets.

We believe great management makes the world a better place. At Clearbit, we’re writing a handbook to train our managers, and we’re sharing it online at themanagershan...

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July 14, 2020 49 min


Welcome to The Remote Series, where CEOs of remote-first companies share guidance on how to lead an organization when everyone’s working from home. The Remote Series is hosted by Alex MacCaw, CEO at Clearbit, and coach Matt Mochary, author of The Great CEO Within.

In Episode 2 of The Remote Series, Zapier’s co-founder and CEO Wade Foster discuss hiring, feedback, and cultivating authentic relationships in a digital-first company. CO...

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Welcome to The Remote Series, where CEOs of remote-first companies share guidance on how to lead an organization when everyone’s working from home. The Remote Series is hosted by Alex MacCaw, CEO at Clearbit, and coach Matt Mochary, author of The Great CEO Within.

In Episode 1 of The Remote Series, Matt and Alex sit down with GitLab’s co-founder and CEO Sid Sijbrandij, as well as Darren Murph, GitLab’s Head of Remote. They chat abou...

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June 11, 2020 32 min

Episode 4 is all about strong teams and the importance of trusting each other. At Clearbit, we prevent trust from falling apart by using “impeccable agreements” between team members to get things done. Matt and Alex also talk about meetings, which should be regulated (and justified) to prevent time waste. Get the most out of meetings by structuring them and by writing things down to speed up information transfer and decision making...

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May 6, 2020 29 min

Episode 3 covers coaching and feedback. Matt and Alex discuss the Zone of Genius framework, and how it can help managers and teammates from burning out. They also talk about how to get the most out of one-on-one meetings, through structure and pre-preparation. Finally, they discuss Clearbit’s culture of feedback -- viewing feedback as the only way to achieve true personal growth. Matt and Alex share their frameworks for giving and ...

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March 31, 2020 52 min

Episode 2 is all about hiring and onboarding. Matt and Alex discuss different techniques for sourcing candidates, how they screen and interview candidates with their topgrading process, how to close candidates, and how to effectively onboard new hires. 

We believe great management makes the world a better place. At Clearbit, we’re writing a handbook to train our managers, and we’re sharing it online at themanagershandbook.com. Each ...

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March 3, 2020 44 min

In Episode 1, Matt and Alex talk about managing *yourself* when you’re a manager. Designing your time and getting curious about your inner experience increases the capacity to manage others well. This episode discusses recommendations for task management, mental health, working with fear, and more.

We believe great management makes the world a better place. At Clearbit, we’re writing a handbook to train our managers, and we’re shari...

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February 20, 2020 50 sec

The Manager’s Handbook Podcast is hosted by Matt Sornson (CMO) and Alex MacCaw (CEO) of Clearbit.


We believe great management makes the world a better place. At Clearbit, we’re writing a handbook to train our managers, and we’re sharing it online. Each episode of this podcast accompanies a chapter of the book, and we get on the mic to discuss it in-depth, covering topics from hiring to conflict resolution to developing consciousness...

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