How to be a good manager

What makes a “good manager”? While these managers might work in totally different industries, and live at opposite ends of the world, they all have one thing in common: a passion for workplace culture. They share the management methods and visions that not only made them successful, but successful with those they manage.

1 season • 6 episodes

Management
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Season 1

6 episodes
Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu: Ethiopian businesswoman
Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu: Ethiopian businesswoman

Bethlehem Tilahun, head of several Ethiopian businesses, is ambitious, passionate and considers the people she works with as part of the family. Affectionately nicknamed "Dragon Lady" by her 500 employees, Bethlehem knows what she wants and how to get it. But her success is founded upon humility as well as business savvy.

S1 • EP1 • 11mn
Lucie Basch: CEO of Too Good To Go
Lucie Basch: CEO of Too Good To Go

Lucie Basch is the creator of Too Good to Go, the French app that aims to fight food waste. When her team grew to 600 employees, she knew she had to reinvent her management approach. Her belief in self-management, feedback, inspiration and a good working environment turned out to be a recipe for success – and a business model with staying power.

S1 • EP2 • 11mn
Vineet Nayar: world-famous author and businessman
Vineet Nayar: world-famous author and businessman

Vineet Nayar is a world-famous Indian author and businessman who firmly believes that the future of management lies in its ability to change. Instead of ordering employees around, managers must find meaningful ways to motivate them. And that's the subject of his bestselling book, "Employees First." He gives us lowdown on this management revolution.

S1 • EP3 • 12mn
Mette Vestergaard: Business Transformation at LEO Pharma
Mette Vestergaard: Business Transformation at LEO Pharma

Denmark's Viking past is embedded in its approach to management. For Mette Vestergaard, that means tapping into the passion of her teams as though they were explorers sailing into the unknown. She explains how remote working, no-pressure brainstorming and knowledge sharing are part of what makes the Nordic style of management so successful.

S1 • EP4 • 12mn
Yann Chalhoub:  Department Manager at SPIE
Yann Chalhoub: Department Manager at SPIE

When Yann Chalhoub was promoted to Department Manager, he soon learned that self-assurance didn’t help when it came to managing others successfully. After his first meetings were less than stellar, he decided to take a new approach. And that turned things around for him and his team. This is Yann's story of how he grew to become a good manager.

S1 • EP5 • 12mn
Emery Jacquillat: founder of the CAMIF
Emery Jacquillat: founder of the CAMIF

Emery Jacquillat is a manager who’s never been afraid of relinquishing control. In 2009, he took over bankrupt retail giant Camif, transforming its image with a “Made in France” business model. He also built up a philosophy of management based on mutual trust, empowering employees to participate in the collective project of the company’s success.

S1 • EP6 • 12mn
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