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Meet our Modern Manager Panelists | Sam Brennand

Join us on Wed. Sep. 27 for a lively conversation about how to motivate employees in the modern workplace. Learn more and RSVP here

In this series of posts, we’ll be shining the spotlight on our expert panelists for the event. Next up, Sam Brennand! Head over to our blog to meet the rest of the panelists, and our moderator.

Sam is VP Strategic Partnerships at Uberflip, the world’s #1 content experience platform for B2B marketers. In his four years at Uberflip, Sam has led fast-growing teams in Customer Success and Partnerships that are focused on delivering world class outcomes for Uberflip’s 1,200+ customers.

Prior to joining Uberflip, Sam worked in marketing and sales roles at Microsoft, Telus, and Venture Accelerator Partners.

 

 

Favourite one-on-one question: “What else can I do to help you this week?”

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How Sam Learned from the Burn 🔥

Modern Managers learn by doing. And sometimes that means we get burned. I sat down with Sam to hear about a time he got burned, what he learned and how he avoids making the same mistake again: 

Tell me about a time you were burned in the past. Like most managers, I’ve been burned by the loss of a talented employee. This particular employee was the very definition of a high performer: creative, passionate, innovative, a strong leader, and hard working. Ultimately, they ended up leaving Uberflip to pursue another opportunity they perceived to offer better career trajectory. 

What did you take away from that experience? You can’t spend too much time thinking about, planning, and facilitating career path progression for the people on your team. 

How do you avoid making the same mistake again? Constant vigilance! Most managers are incredibly busy and constantly juggling priorities. While it’s tough to do, it’s incredibly important carve out time to focus on career development planning.

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