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LATEST EPISODE

How to ask questions you would never (or could never) ask

How do we move away from mundane, boring and unproductive one-on-ones to having dynamic, meaningful conversations? In this episode Chris explains the steps to have conversations you might never have imagined with your team members.
5 reasons you could be giving bad performance reviews. #2 – lack of clear purpose
Not understanding what the organization needs from reviews is a problem. But you also need to know what your team member needs in a review. In this episode Chris shares that it reviews don’t need to serve one of the other, but can serve the team member, the manager and the organization.
5 reasons you could be giving bad performance reviews. #1 – Being too rigid
Why are we giving bad performance reviews? Why do they give both managers and team members sweaty palms? They’re uncomfortable, and no one like them. In this episode Chris shares some of his experience of being too rigid, and give some input on how to make the experience useful for both managers and their team members.
Why one-on-ones?
Everyone is doing one-on-ones, but do we really need another meeting? Can we replace them with other forms of communication? In this episode Chris revisits the “Why” behind one-on-ones, and how they can be the most important thing you can do to build a healthy, productive team.
How to be a consistent leader
It’s simple, right? Uh…not really. In this episode Chris outlines 6 important keys to being a the kind of leader people want to follow – a consistent leader.
How to have an effective skip-level meeting
Do you want to get to know your organization? Or would you like to tap into the knowledge and expertise of people you don’t directly manage? Skip level meetings can be a great way to do that, if you’re careful. In this episode Michael and Chris talk about some ways to make them safe and effective.

Meet the Hosts

Chris Zaugg

Chris Zaugg

Founder and President at Uptick
@chriszaugg

Michael Probert

Michael Probert

Founder and Growth at Uptick
@jmichaelprobert