Supermanagers, brought to you by the team at, is the podcast for managers and leaders who want to become better at leading teams and organizations. Aydin Mirzaee, CEO of, interviews world-class executives about the habits, thought patterns, and experiences that have helped them become the leaders they are today.

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    How to Build a Portfolio of Influence and Pay Attention to Potential (with Hareem Mannan, Head of Design & Group Product Manager at Segment)
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    Manage Systems, Lead People: How to Multiply Team Strengths and Delegate Rigorously with Pat Kua (Founder, Tech Lead Academy)
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    Growth & Graduation: Embracing Failure and Building Manageable Habits with Daniel Saks (President and Co-CEO of AppDirect)
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    How Shopify’s President Builds Highly Effective Teams: Special Anniversary of Supermanagers with Harley Finkelstein (President of Shopify)
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    Efficient One-on-Ones and Diligent Hiring: How to Become a Trustworthy Manager with Mark Horstman (Co-founder and Host of Manager Tools)
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    Ruthless Prioritization: Using Clarity, Intention, and OKRs with Amanda Goetz (Founder of House of Wise)
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    Tigers, Paper Tigers, and Elephants: How to Run Pre-Mortems and Hyper-Efficient Meetings with Ross Mayfield (Product Lead, Zoom Apps & Integrations at Zoom)
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    Top 9 Books for Managers and Leaders | Aydin Mirzaee, CEO at
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    Career Development for Leaders: Hype Docs, Mentors, and Happiness Index (with David Hoang, Product Design Director at Webflow)
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    Welcoming Dissent: How to Build a Coaching Culture and Lead by Example with Russ Laraway (Employee Experience Evangelist at Qualtrics)
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    Scaling Marketing Teams: How to Hire Athletes, Not Quarterbacks with Joe Martin (VP of Marketing and Strategy at CloudApp)
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    Psychologically Safe Teams: How to Individualize Your Approach and Lead Through Strengths with Alice Ko (Director of Marketing Communications at Procurify)
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    Short Toes Welcome: Embracing Transparency, Iteration, and Asynchronous Workflows in a Remote World with Darren Murph (Head of Remote at Gitlab)
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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)
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    Introspection and Adjustments: Achieving the Impossible by Maximizing Learning with Simon Stanlake, SVP Engineering at Procurify
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    The Remote Work Playbook: Global Hiring, Documentation, and Culture with Job Van der Voort, CEO at
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    4 Steps to Remote Success: Hiring, Decision Making, Collaborating and Managing with Katie Wilde, VP of Engineering at Buffer
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    The Adventure of Leadership: Lessons Learned from Uncertainty and Discomfort with Jonathan Ronzio, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer at Trainual
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    First, Bubble Wrap Your Weakness. Then, Build Systems for Success with Amber Hurdle, Creator of the Velvet Machete Leadership Model
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    The Science of Communication: Why Soft Skills Are The Ultimate Survival Tool for Leaders with Cameron Herold, Founder of COO Alliance
  13. 21.
    Hiring Slow and Firing Fast: High-Performing Teams, Relationships, and Recruitment with Nick Stein, CMO at Top Hat
  14. 22.
    Balancing Challenge and Care at Work: The Radical Candor Approach with Amy Sandler, Chief Content Officer at Radical Candor
  15. 23.
    Feedback Loops and Speed: How to Optimize for Learning and Build Efficient Teams with Farhan Thawar, Vice President of Engineering at Shopify
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    Saying Yes to Innovation: Lessons on Storytelling, Optimism, and Change with John Weigelt, National Technology Officer at Microsoft Canada
  17. 25.
    The Asynchronous Approach: Remote Management Tips from a Digital Nomad with Cate Huston, Engineering Director of Mobile at DuckDuckGo
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    How to Stay Aligned in the Midst of a Collaboration Revolution with Bruce Tulgan, CEO of RainmakerThinking
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    Diagnose the Question: Why Listening Is More Important Than Giving Advice with Sarah Milstein, Senior Director of Engineering at Mailchimp
  20. 28.
    Teams Across Timezones: How to Be an Effective Remote Manager with Marcus Wermuth, Engineering and Product Manager at Buffer
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    Getting The Right People in the Right Seats: Why Environment Fit is Different Than Culture Fit with Hiten Shah, Co-Founder & CEO of FYI
  22. 30.
    Performance Reviews: How to Plan For The Most Important Meetings You’ll Have with Lenny Rachitsky (former Product Lead at Airbnb).
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    Check Your Blind Spots: Why Leadership Requires Self-Awareness and Maturity
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    Victories, Insights, and Puzzles: Running Leadership Meetings with Purpose with Andrew Waitman, CEO of Assent Compliance
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    Inclusion Is Not Charity Work: Why Adopting an Investment Mindset Creates Truly Diverse Teams with Leslie Miley (Engineering Leader)
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    The Positivity Effect: How You Show Up as a Leader Reflects on Your Team with Erin Bury, CEO at Willful
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    Processes Before Velocity: Why Your 100th Employee Will Change Your Company with Michael Litt (CEO at Vidyard)
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    No Permission Needed: Why Acting Like a Leader Is More Important Than Being One with Patrick Campbell from ProfitWell
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    The Superpower of Inclusive Leadership with Melinda Briana Epler from Change Catalyst
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    The Culture Equation: How Value Based Leadership Results in High-Performing and Loyal Teams with Bo Brabo, Former Director of HR at US Army and White House Communications Agency
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    How Experimentation and Testing Apply to Management, Not Just Marketing with Shane Murphy-Reuter from Intercom
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    Building a Connected Network of Brains with Jean-Michel Lemieux, CTO at Shopify
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    The Difference Between a Leader and a Boss with Kirstine Stewart from the World Economic Forum
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    How to Find Your Zone of Genius with Alex MacCaw, CEO at Clearbit
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    How to Build and Scale High-Performing Teams with David Sakamoto, VP of Customer Success at Gitlab
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    Success Strategies for New Leaders with Michael Watkins, author of The First 90 Days
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    Empowering Your Team to Lead Fulfilling Lives with Vlad Magdalin, CEO of Webflow
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    How to Coach Your Team to Success with Lara Hogan, author of Resilient Management
  39. 47.
    The Art of Leadership: 1-on-1s, Staff Meetings, and Manager READMEs with Michael Lopp, Rands in Repose
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    The Art of Being a Mensch with Guy Kawasaki, Chief Evangelist at Canva
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    How to Implement Operational Frameworks and Hire Great Leaders with Sam Zaid, CEO of Getaround
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    How to Leverage Your Team’s Strengths with Tara Robertson of SproutSocial

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