We couldn’t find the podcast on building great teams so we made our own to document and share what we're learning along the way. Let’s Talk Teams is a weekly show where we talk about leading, building, and contributing to great teams at work. Some episodes are a peek behind the curtain at the conversations we’re having at Uptick as our teams grow and adapt. Others will be interviews with managers or discussions about a recent blog post.
How to build (or rebuild) trust with your team
In today's workplace your team doesn't just trust you because you are the boss. Trust is earned, and there are key elements every manager needs to cultivate to have a high-performing team built on trust. In this episode, taken from our "Next Level 1:1s Course", Michael and Chris will give you some tips on how build, or rebuild trust with your team.
Starting a one-on-one with a new team member
From "Where's the coffee machine?" to "How will my performance be evaluated?", new team members have a lot of legitimate questions. The best place to address those questions is in a 1:1, but how do you get started? In this episode, taken from our "Next Level 1:1s Course", Michael and Chris will give you some tips on how to get rolling with your 1:1s with new team members.
Leading differently depending on the size of your company
In this episode Chris chats with Mitch Moeller, CEO of Corvida Medical. Mitch talks about his transition from being a professional engineer to being a leader, and how his leadership has changed as he moved from a large organization to a startup. Look for his comments regarding "habituation" at 15:45 – great stuff!
4 tips for adjusting to work in a COVID world
The remote work culture that has mushroomed during COVID-19 has raised the stress levels of almost everyone. In this episode, Chris lays out 4 tips to help make work life manageable in what feels like an unmanageable world.
What to do if you're unhappy with your 1:1 meetings
Who owns our 1:1? What makes the time valuable for the manager, or the team member? In this short podcast, Michael goes solo and gives a few tips on how to improve the quality of 1:1s for both people in the meeting.
Do more than read the words in your 1-1. Look for the meaning.
All too often managers and team members want to "get through" their 1:1s, and they simply read what's been written by the team member. Chris shares how what's REALLY important is trying to understand the meaning behind the words, and then applying insight and asking great questions when you meet together.