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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.
How professional development builds your team’s success
Should I allow my team members time to develop professionally? How much initiative do THEY need to take? Will it affect my team’s productivity negatively? In this episode Michael and Chris talk about how your team’s success might depend on how you answer these questions.
How to cultivate transparency in a Zoom world
By now, most of us have experienced some version of remote work, and many find it difficult to be transparent with their team members. In this episode Michael and Chris will give you some tips on how to cultivate transparency in this new remote, Zoom world.
Make progress or take care of business?
When team members are faced with a decision between working on a goal or working on something they know they have to do as a part of their ongoing responsibilities, the urgent or necessary things crucial to the team’s success, they usually often make the right decision. In this episode we talk about that tension and how managers need to ensure their team members see the value in the work they’re doing and the role they’re filling.
Authority is earned, not bestowed
It used to be assumed that a manager had authority simply because of the title they were given. But in this episode, Michael and Chris talk about how things are different in 2021, and true authority is earned by developing credibility with the team.
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.

Meet the Hosts

Chris Zaugg

Chris Zaugg

Founder and President at Uptick
@chriszaugg

Michael Probert

Michael Probert

Founder and Growth at Uptick
@jmichaelprobert