176 episodes

The New Manager Podcast is where you'll learn how to be a better manager with simple, doable ideas and frameworks. Kim Nicol is a coach and mindfulness teacher who started teaching Essential Skills for New Managers back in 2017, and helps folks in diverse industries with her approach to human-centered leadership. Learn more at: https://kimnicol.com/

The New Manager Podcast Kim Nicol

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    • 4.6 • 42 Ratings

The New Manager Podcast is where you'll learn how to be a better manager with simple, doable ideas and frameworks. Kim Nicol is a coach and mindfulness teacher who started teaching Essential Skills for New Managers back in 2017, and helps folks in diverse industries with her approach to human-centered leadership. Learn more at: https://kimnicol.com/

    173. Managing Up - Power and Partnership

    173. Managing Up - Power and Partnership

    No matter where you are in the organization, it's helpful to think about managing up. (Even if you are the Executive Director or CEO, you might still manage up to the Board!)



    Start with awareness of the power dynamic and power differential -- which can vary widely depending on the organizational culture (is it super hierarchical? or more flat?) and the personalities involved. Ask yourself: What do I know about this person? How to they measure success? What do they care about? Prioritize?



    Then think about it through the lens of partnership: what are your roles, and how can you work well together?



    Let's discuss!



    After the Episode:

    The continuing education class I mentioned on Trauma Informed Leadership: A Guide for All Managers, starts June 19th!



    Listen to Ep. 147. Ask - What New Managers Need to Know about Making an Ask



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    • 22 min
    172. Leading a Team Through Hard Times

    172. Leading a Team Through Hard Times

    If you find yourself suddenly having to lead a team through hard times, this is for you. Layoffs are hard on everyone -- including those left behind, who are grieving the loss of their teammates, fearing for their own job security, and feeling betrayed or mistrustful of upper management and leadership.



    When things feel out of your control, the ideas here will help ground you and give you an idea for how to approach the new reality in a human-centered way.



    After the Episode:

    For 1:1 coaching to support your growth as a leader (and human), schedule a consult: https://calendly.com/kimnicol/consultation



    Can't find a time that works? Or do you want to be invited to the next group program? Join the Wait List:

    https://kimnicol.com/newmanagers/





    Request a topic for the podcast! Spotify listeners: leave a comment on the episode. Or send a message at: https://kimnicol.com/contact/



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    • 23 min
    171. Ask yourself, "What's Working?"

    171. Ask yourself, "What's Working?"

    If you're a good problem-solver, chances are you spend a lot of time looking at. . . problems. This week, ask yourself, "What's working?" To be an effective manager and an inspired leader, you want to have an accurate picture of the situation -- which means being just as mindful of the strengths and positive qualities that you are your team possess as you are aware of the challenges.



    This will also help you build trust and good-will, and set you up for success later on in the year when it comes time to do performance reviews.



    In this episode you'll learn why it's easy to overlook the good stuff, and you'll get some specific strategies to help you refocus your attention.



    Let's discuss!



    After the episode:

    For 1:1 coaching customized for your situation and goals, visit https://kimnicol.com/ or schedule a consult at https://calendly.com/kimnicol/consultation



    Join the waitlist for invitations to workshops, classes, and programs: https://kimnicol.com/newmanagers/


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    • 10 min
    170. How to Be More Strategic

    170. How to Be More Strategic

    Good leaders and effective managers think about strategy. They consider the desired outcome or goal, and then make decisions based on the available resources and assets, constraints and obstacles. Plus, when you become more strategic, you will feel less reactive to other people's urgency.



    To develop this skill, start by understanding your own strategies. Why are you doing things the way you are doing them? In this episode, you'll learn a simple practice that will help you begin to see your own strategies in daily life. Increase your self-awareness, and you'll become more intentional about the strategies you want to put into practice at work. Let's discuss!



    After the Episode:

    For 1:1 coaching, go to https://kimnicol.com/

    Or book a consult: https://calendly.com/kimnicol/consultation



    Get on the list for future workshops and programs:

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    • 20 min
    169. Communication Strategies for Disagreement

    169. Communication Strategies for Disagreement

    Learn some practical strategies for communicating your point of view. You want to understand you options, because different relationships and situations will require different approaches. You will be more influential as a leader and manager when you consider nuance and options in how you choose to communicate. If you get uncomfortable with dis-harmony, conflict, or confrontation, you will love this episode. Lets discuss!



    After the episode:



    Get personalized coaching: https://kimnicol.com/

    Or go straight to my calendar to schedule a consult and discuss your situation and goals: https://calendly.com/kimnicol/consultation





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    • 15 min
    168. Have Better Meetings

    168. Have Better Meetings

    When you rise to higher levels of leadership and people management, expect to be invited to more meetings. If you feel like you're not sure when to get work done, because meetings have taken over your calendar, then today's episode will help!



    You'll learn a simple process you can use today to re-evaluate your meetings, so you can find small ways to make them much better. You may also need to reconsider which meetings you attend, and which you decline or delegate. Just because you're invited, doesn't mean you have to go. Let's discuss!



    After the Episode:

    For 1:1 leadership coaching, visit my website and schedule a free consult: https://kimnicol.com/



    To learn about the Group Program, get on the Wait List here: https://kimnicol.com/newmanagers/






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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

KMerrick ,

Practical and Helpful

I found Kim’s podcast when I became a new manager and was hoping to find resources my company didn’t provide me. I have loved it ever since. Sometimes I feel like she is in my head - I’ll be thinking about or worrying about something and then the next week she covers it and provides practical advice I can apply immediately. Her focus on mindfulness and slowing down is especially helpful.

apyun ,

Love this podcast!

I have always been terrified to be a manager for fear of not being a good leader. This podcast has given me so many tools to prepare myself to be a great manager! Listened to 100 episodes in a week and look forward to the new ones!!

Kim’s Podcast ,

Relatable and insightful leadership development

I attended Kim’s New Manager training in 2017 and as a fellow coach was impressed at how easy going and approachable she is, and incredibly knowledgeable about effective leadership and showing up as a leader. Her coaching style in these podcasts is equally insightful; she shares stories and ideas that get us thinking about and evaluating our own style. If you’re working on your own leadership style and thinking about how you want to show up for your team, Kim’s podcasts are easy to build into your day.

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