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LATEST EPISODE

5 reasons you could be giving a bad performance review. #3 – lack of preparation

Whether you have one team member or 10, sometimes preparing for a performance review can seem like climbing Mt. Everest. But there are strategies you can use, as Chris points out in this episode, that can help you not just have better performance reviews, but better relationships with your team.
How often should you have one on ones?
In this episode, Britta, Michael and Chris talk about the “whys” of having a consistent 1:1 cadence, and how having them more frequently may help you develop a better relationship with your team members while ultimately saving time, too.
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.
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 meeting.
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.
Start with the Long-Term in Mind
In this episode we discuss the best ways to build trust when managing a new team. If you take a “there’s a new sheriff in town” position you might make some headway in the short term, but if you want to build a healthy team built for the long run, you need different strategies.

Meet the Hosts

Chris Zaugg

Chris Zaugg

Founder and President at Uptick
@chriszaugg

Michael Probert

Michael Probert

Founder and Growth at Uptick
@jmichaelprobert