16 episodes

A lot of important learning tends to happen by accident and this podcast series shares with you the lessons we wish we'd known sooner. Kate and Max explore the good, the bad and the ugly experiences they've had as people managers and consultants as they noodle through what worked and why. This podcast helps you to be the best version of you when interacting with individuals and teams, giving you ideas to boost your confidence, have more impact and be more influential.

the story of the accidental manager by noodle noodle.space

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

A lot of important learning tends to happen by accident and this podcast series shares with you the lessons we wish we'd known sooner. Kate and Max explore the good, the bad and the ugly experiences they've had as people managers and consultants as they noodle through what worked and why. This podcast helps you to be the best version of you when interacting with individuals and teams, giving you ideas to boost your confidence, have more impact and be more influential.

    Episode 15: Superpowers and supermodels

    Episode 15: Superpowers and supermodels

    You are a fascinating, unique blueprint of a human being.  But do you know exactly how you impact the world?  In this episode Max & Kate talk about people's superpowers that might be hidden, underplayed or overplayed (when good becomes evil).  And which are the go-to supermodels of behaviour, coaching and communication that help people to do their very best work?  This is the last episode of this series and we have an invitation: we'd love to hear about your superpowers and supermodels for Series 2.  Please contact us at noodle.space to share with our crew.

    Find out more about 4mat, Big Rocks, Framing, dealing with inner saboteurs and finding your Life Purpose Statement - all of which are 5-minute noodles - at theaccidentalmanager .  

    Join the chat at noodle.space and follow us on Instagram @noodle_space for regular snippets to boost your day.

    • 17 min
    Episode 14: Patronising pats

    Episode 14: Patronising pats

    What gets you motivated to do your best work?  And what's THE best way to switch you off?! In this episode Kate and Max reflect on the ways they've seen managers engage others  (sometimes involving ice-cream) and what's been done to accidentally excluded people, making team bonding impossible.  Learn the lessons that will help you get to that Goldilocks sweet spot of juuuuust-right measures for recognising and rewarding successfully.

    You can find out more  about the delegation dance, capability in teams, the engagement staircase and SCARF - all of which are 5-minute noodles - at theaccidentalmanager .  

    Join the chat at noodle.space and follow us on Instagram @noodle_space for regular snippets to boost your day.

    • 17 min
    Episode 13: Did you really just hit 'reply all'?!

    Episode 13: Did you really just hit 'reply all'?!

    Are you proud of what you've done or said today?  Integrity comes in different shapes and sizes, as Kate and Max remind each other, sometimes with toe-curling consequences.  When is it right to speak up, walk out, stand by or (gulp!) apologise?  And would you do the same again or something different if you could?

    Find out more  about perceptual positions, conflict modes and the drama triangle - all of which are 5-minute noodles - at theaccidentalmanager .  Bonus - that's also where you'll see the video of these podcasts, including a picture of Kate's gravity-defying 80's hairdo mentioned in this episode.

    Join the chat at noodle.space and follow us on Instagram @noodle_space for regular snippets to boost your day.

    • 17 min
    Episode 12: The Deep and Dark One

    Episode 12: The Deep and Dark One

    Slightly less cheerful than usual, in this episode Kate and Max talk about what they've learned from 'ugly' times: bereavement (Kate), being in the wrong job (Max), tears, burnout and the bravery of sharing a story without a happy ending - yet.  Sometimes the greatest lessons are from the deepest, darkest experiences.   (Warning: there are TWO swear words in this episode!)

    Join the conversation with your own advice to others about what you've learned by accident that could help others in their career at www.noodle.space by using the chat box on the home page.  What you know is definitely going to inspire someone else!

    Find out more at noodle.space or sign up for inspirational 5-minute noodles on theaccidentalmanager.  And join our crew on Instagram @noodle_space for regular snippets to boost your day.

    • 15 min
    Episode 11: Career zigzags & cliffs

    Episode 11: Career zigzags & cliffs

    It's rare in the 21st century to find anyone whose career follows the path they imagined it would when they set out in the world of work.  Kate and Max discuss their own and others' career zigzags, spirals and wiggles - and the occasional cliff - and pinpoint the ONE thing you need to know if you're going to make the leap.

    Join the conversation with your own advice to others about what you've learned by accident that could help others in their career at www.noodle.space by using the chat box on the home page.  What you know is definitely going to inspire someone else!

    In this episode we reference Spencer Johnson's Who Moved My Cheese?

    Find out more at noodle.space or sign up for inspirational 5-minute noodles on theaccidentalmanager.  And join our crew on Instagram @noodle_space for regular snippets to boost your day.

    • 15 min
    Episode 10: Ignore me at your peril

    Episode 10: Ignore me at your peril

    Of course we want to dismiss the views of those annoying people who challenge us.  Nobody has time to deal with that negativity, right?  Wrong.  Kate and Max remember times when bad things have happened from ignoring that old elephant in the room, and share tips and tricks for making sure everyone safely gets to have a say - no matter how much they disagree with your brilliant ideas.

    In this episode we explore Edward de Bono's 6 thinking hats method and another of our favourite liberating structures, 1-2-4-all.

    Find out more at noodle.space or sign up for inspirational 5-minute noodles on theaccidentalmanager.  And join our crew on Instagram @noodle_space for regular snippets to boost your day.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

chick2018 ,

Less is more podcast

I really enjoyed listening to Kate and Max discussing ‘less is more’ and totally resonate with this. I am always so conscious of not overwhelming people with ‘good stuff’ but it is really difficult when you are so passionate about the job in hand. Great podcast ladies! Keep them coming and thank you again! Anita

Love the commute ,

Enjoyable & informative

I’ve really enjoyed the first few episodes. Keep them coming.

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