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LATEST EPISODE

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.
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.
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.
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.

Meet the Hosts

Chris Zaugg

Chris Zaugg

Founder and President at Uptick
@chriszaugg

Michael Probert

Michael Probert

Founder and Growth at Uptick
@jmichaelprobert