18 episodes

Being a people manager is kind of the best. But it's kind of the worst too, right? I mean between questions like, “how do I know what to talk about in a 1:1 meeting?” to “how do I give difficult feedback without being awkward?” to “how do I avoid becoming a micromanager?” – it can be really overwhelming.

Not anymore. The Managing Made Simple Podcast is your roadmap and compass to help you navigate life (really wanted to say “the rocky waters” but it felt like I was going too hard on the nautical theme) as a people manager. Chock full of fun stories from the trenches, concrete tools and strategies, and thought provoking interviews, the Managing Made Simple Podcast will make sure you have everything you need to be a great people manager so that together we can make the workplace somewhere everyone can thrive.

Subscribe today and tune in every week where no topic is too big or too small to dive into.

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About your host:
Lia Garvin is the bestselling author of Unstuck, TEDx speaker, and organizational effectiveness consultant & coach with experience leading team operations across Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Bank of America. As the Founder of the The Workplace Reframe organizational consulting firm, she equips innovative organizations of any size and industry with the tools to cultivate inclusive, motivated, high performing teams resulting in higher retention, more efficiency, and better business results. She is a sought after expert in the media, featured across Inc, FastCompany, ABC News, CNN Business, US News & World Report, HBR, Yahoo, and TV News.

Learn more about Lia's programs, workshops, and speaking at: www.liagarvin.com

Managing Made Simple Lia Garvin

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 59 Ratings

Being a people manager is kind of the best. But it's kind of the worst too, right? I mean between questions like, “how do I know what to talk about in a 1:1 meeting?” to “how do I give difficult feedback without being awkward?” to “how do I avoid becoming a micromanager?” – it can be really overwhelming.

Not anymore. The Managing Made Simple Podcast is your roadmap and compass to help you navigate life (really wanted to say “the rocky waters” but it felt like I was going too hard on the nautical theme) as a people manager. Chock full of fun stories from the trenches, concrete tools and strategies, and thought provoking interviews, the Managing Made Simple Podcast will make sure you have everything you need to be a great people manager so that together we can make the workplace somewhere everyone can thrive.

Subscribe today and tune in every week where no topic is too big or too small to dive into.

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About your host:
Lia Garvin is the bestselling author of Unstuck, TEDx speaker, and organizational effectiveness consultant & coach with experience leading team operations across Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Bank of America. As the Founder of the The Workplace Reframe organizational consulting firm, she equips innovative organizations of any size and industry with the tools to cultivate inclusive, motivated, high performing teams resulting in higher retention, more efficiency, and better business results. She is a sought after expert in the media, featured across Inc, FastCompany, ABC News, CNN Business, US News & World Report, HBR, Yahoo, and TV News.

Learn more about Lia's programs, workshops, and speaking at: www.liagarvin.com

    Focus on the HOW to achieve more of the WHAT

    Focus on the HOW to achieve more of the WHAT

    What's the secret to doing more with less? Focusing on the HOW. The easier we make it to get things done, the faster we can move and the more engaged our teams are.

    While this is important in any sized company, it's especially important for startups and small businesses. So if you're a Founder, Entrepreneur, or Small Business Owner with a small and growing team, you're going to want to tune in.

    In this conversation I cover 6 focus areas to think about and define for your team so everyone is on the same page and are setup for success. Focus on these and your team can move faster, remove bottlenecks, and keep you in your zone of genius as the visionary.

    To get my manager tip of the week and be the first to know about new offers I have just for my community, send the text MANAGERS to (415) 234-5716. This text goes right to me, so feel free to ask any questions there as well, or share your questions for upcoming AMA episodes. 

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    Looking for support for your team? Reach out to hello@liagarvin.com to learn more about one of my four core focuses for teams:Manager Development - Micro to Macro Manager Development ProgramEmployee Engagement - Focus Groups & Action Planning WorkshopsRetaining Women - Accelerate Group Coaching Program for WomenFor Entrepreneurs & Founders - Billion Dollar Ops Playbook for Million Dollar Businesses

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    Connect with me!LinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/in/liagarvinInstagram: instagram.com/lia.garvinWeb: liagarvin.comMusic by Y8S: isaacy8s.com

    • 15 min
    Sunday Scaries: How to optimize your time in 3 steps

    Sunday Scaries: How to optimize your time in 3 steps

    Sunday Scaries. We all get them. And yet as a manager, sometimes it feels twice as hard because we're thinking about all of the things we have to face, along with everything our team has coming their way. 

    Each Sunday I'll be offering a quick tip to help combat the Sunday Scaries, today kicking off with calendar management and how to optimize your time and that of your teams'.

    To get my manager tip of the week and be the first to know about new offers I have just for my community, send the text MANAGERS to (415) 234-5716. This text goes right to me, so feel free to ask any questions there as well, or share your questions for upcoming AMA episodes. 

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    Looking for support for your team? Reach out to hello@liagarvin.com to learn more about one of my four core focuses for teams:Manager Development - Micro to Macro Manager Development ProgramEmployee Engagement - Focus Groups & Action Planning WorkshopsRetaining Women - Accelerate Group Coaching Program for WomenFor Entrepreneurs & Founders - Billion Dollar Ops Playbook for Million Dollar Businesses

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    Connect with me!LinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/in/liagarvinInstagram: instagram.com/lia.garvinWeb: liagarvin.comMusic by Y8S: isaacy8s.com

    • 6 min
    AMA: Dealing with difficult team members, managing up, and when to coach vs direct

    AMA: Dealing with difficult team members, managing up, and when to coach vs direct

    It's our first Ask Me Anything (AMA) episode, where I rapid-fire answer questions submitted by our listeners.

    Today's questions: How do I deal with difficult team members?How do I manage up?How do I when when it's right to coach vs direct?

    Related episodes mentioned in this show:Coaching as a manager superpower and how to use itBONUS: How to overcome unlucky situations as a managerHow setting expectations can unlock more momentum on your team

    To submit your questions for future AMA episodes, email me at hello@liagarvin.com

    And if you're feeling stuck but don't know where to start, fill out my quiz at liagarvin.com/managerquiz and I'll send you a video with personalized recommendations for your team.

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    Looking for support for your team? Reach out to hello@liagarvin.com to learn more about one of my four core focuses for teams:Manager Development - Micro to Macro Manager Development ProgramEmployee Engagement - Focus Groups & Action Planning WorkshopsRetaining Women - Accelerate Group Coaching Program for WomenFor Entrepreneurs & Founders - Billion Dollar Ops Playbook for Million Dollar Businesses

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    Connect with me!LinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/in/liagarvinInstagram: instagram.com/lia.garvinWeb: liagarvin.comMusic by Y8S: isaacy8s.com

    • 9 min
    A whole-brained approach to being a more influential leader

    A whole-brained approach to being a more influential leader

     

    What's the key to better understanding both ourselves and our teams - understanding the order in which our brain processes information. In this episode, Michelle King, HR executive and leadership coach, talks about the power of the HBDI assessment to understand how our brain processes information, especially during times of stress, and how to use this tool to give better feedback and have more influence as a leader. 

    Michelle also talks about self-mastery, what it is and how we can achieve it as leaders. 

    To learn more about Michelle and inquire about your HBDI assessment, visit: michellejoyking.com/To register for one of Michelle's upcoming Self Mastery retreats, go to: michellejoyking.com/the-retreatFollow Michelle on Instagram: instagram.com/michellejoyking/

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    Looking for support for your team? Reach out to hello@liagarvin.com to learn more about one of my four core focuses for teams:Manager Development - Micro to Macro Manager Development ProgramEmployee Engagement - Focus Groups & Action Planning WorkshopsRetaining Women - Accelerate Group Coaching Program for WomenFor Entrepreneurs & Founders - Billion Dollar Ops Playbook for Million Dollar Businesses

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    Connect with me!LinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/in/liagarvinInstagram: instagram.com/lia.garvinWeb: liagarvin.comMusic by Y8S: isaacy8s.com

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    Is your team feeling a little stuck and you don't know where to start? Take my quiz and I will send you a personalized set of recommendations to try with your team: liagarvin.com/managerquiz

    • 29 min
    How setting expectations can unlock more momentum on your team

    How setting expectations can unlock more momentum on your team

    Ever asked the question, "why isn't my team listening to me?" The answer is often found in one place: setting expectations.

    In this episode, I discuss the power of setting expectations to create more of a sense of ownership on your team so work gets done more effectively and efficiently, and everyone is on the same page about what success looks like.

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    Looking for support for your team? Reach out to hello@liagarvin.com to learn more about one of my four core focuses for teams: Manager Development - Micro to Macro Manager Development Program Employee Engagement - Focus Groups & Action Planning Workshops Retaining Women - Accelerate Group Coaching Program for Women For Entrepreneurs & Founders - Billion Dollar Ops Playbook for Million Dollar Businesses

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    Connect with me! LinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/in/liagarvin Instagram: instagram.com/lia.garvinWeb: liagarvin.comMusic by Y8S: isaacy8s.com

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    Is your team feeling a little stuck and you don't know where to start? Take my quiz and I will send you a personalized set of recommendations to try with your team: liagarvin.com/managerquiz

    • 13 min
    BONUS: How to overcome unlucky situations as a manager

    BONUS: How to overcome unlucky situations as a manager

    When something goes wrong on your team, it can be easy to feel like you're unlucky. But the truth is, this is a perspective, and it's one that we can reframe. 

    In this episode I talk about how to reframe your perspective from unlucky to one of possibility and potential, and then apply this to three common "unlucky" situations that happen to managers on teams, including:

    (1) Inheriting a low performing team member(2) Losing a headcount or budget for a key hire(3) One of your start players leaves the team

    By the end of the episode, you will have a new perspective for facing each of these situations, leaving both you and your team in a better place. 

    And if you want more support in avoiding unlucky situations, my Ops Playbook program is for you. Reach out at hello@liagarvin.com to get support mapping out "how" work gets done on your team so you can stay in your zone of genius and be setup for success to grow and scale. 

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    Looking for support for your team? Reach out to hello@liagarvin.com to learn more about one of my four core focuses for teams:Manager Development - Micro to Macro Manager Development ProgramEmployee Engagement - Focus Groups & Action Planning WorkshopsRetaining Women - Accelerate Group Coaching Program for WomenFor Entrepreneurs & Founders - Billion Dollar Ops Playbook for Million Dollar Businesses

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    Connect with me!Instagram: instagram.com/lia.garvin/LinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/in/liagarvinWeb: liagarvin.comMusic by Y8S: isaacy8s.com 

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    Is your team feeling a little stuck and you don't know where to start? Take my quiz and I will send you a personalized set of recommendations to try with your team: liagarvin.com/managerquiz

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

bridgitte ann ,

A MUST for founders & managers!

Lia is truly in her zone of genius! She speaks with such passion and knowledge and I'm SO PUMPED when another episode comes out!

DWS20 ,

Lia Rocks

Lia provides industry knowledge and puts out great content. Her podcast is easy to listen to and gives relevant action items.
Make sure to listen and subscribe, you won't be disappointed

Lisabobbi ,

Great ideas and advice

This podcast is a must listen for all people managers. Lia has found the key topics managers need support on and she addresses them in practical and enjoyable to listen to episodes. So excited for more episodes to drop!

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