Working remote – pitfalls and opportunities
How do you avoid some of the classic mistakes of leading a remote team? COVID-19 is making us all learn how to do it on the fly. In this episode Michael and Chris discuss how you can avoid these mistakes and take advantage of the opportunity.
MARCH 20, 2020 | 32 MINUTES
Learning how to lead your team – sometimes the hard way
In this episode Chris chats with his friend Amy Baker, the principle and partner at Spry. Amy transparently shares the good and the bad of her leadership journey – from newbie in the creative world, to being a leader in a larger company typically dominated by men, and then onto life as an entrepreneur.
FEBRUARY 24, 2020 | 47 MINUTES
How to write a self-evaluation that will impress your boss
Michael Probert and Chris Zaugg sit down to talk about how to approach writing self-evaluations during performance reviews. Michael shares his experiences in the past and how vulnerability, self-reflection, and being specific are the key to a great self-eval.
JANUARY 7, 2020 | 30 MINUTES
Building an effective 1:1 meeting with your team
Building an effective 1:1 meeting is a collaborative effort. In this episode, Chris and Michael talk about ways to engage both managers and their teams in the process, so both get the benefit of a meaningful 1:1 that is both positive and constructive.
JANUARY 30, 2020 | 27 MINUTES
Clarifying expectations before it’s a problem
In this episode we discuss “The Illusion of Understanding”. “Does that make sense?” is often answered with a “Yep” even if there is very little understanding between two people, and it can submarine your best efforts to succeed in your business. Learn how to collaborate with your team to make sure expectations are crystal-clear.
JANUARY 2, 2020 | 17 MINUTES
How trust and truth build a great team
Do you want to build a great team? In this episode Chris talks with Erik Johnson, the CFO of the Americas for Boardriders, Inc. talks about his journey to leadership, and how trust and truth are the key elements of building a great team.
JANUARY 2, 2020 | 27 MINUTES
Serving your team by allowing flexibility
Should employees be allowed to work off-site even if the long term policy of a company has been “8-5 at your desk”? Is an off-site employee working, or manipulating the system? The Uptick team explores the issues of productivity, transparency and most importantly, trust where it relates to flexibility in the workplace.
JANUARY 2, 2020 | 44 MINUTES