The New Manager Podcast

The New Manager Podcast

By Kim Nicol
Your host, Kim Nicol, teaches a workshop for new managers. This podcast is for her students, and anyone who wants to learn and grow as a manager.
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Communication: Feedback
It’s July, and that means mid-year reviews. So let’s talk about feedback, it’s the topic my students ask about most. In this episode I talk about behaviors vs judgements, and why being specific builds more trust than being general.
13:57
July 6, 2020
The Best Manager You Ever Had
This is one of my favorite topics! I’ll walk you through three ways to use this question to help grow your perspective and get ideas for how to be a better manager for your team.
16:51
June 16, 2020
How to Support Your Team as Humans
You don’t need to “solve a problem” in order to help, but there are a few things to consider when you want to be supportive. I’ll walk you through.
18:13
April 1, 2020
The To Be List
You won’t always know what to do. Instead, try asking yourself: Who do I want to be?
14:01
March 27, 2020
The Lens You Look Through
Humans are great, but can be so frustrating. Sometimes when we feel in conflict at work, it’s because we forget that everyone is looking through a different lens. This comes up a lot with cross-functional teams. This episode will help.
13:32
February 21, 2020
Using Personality Assessment Tools
MBTI, Strengths Finder, Enneagram... Should you be using these kinds of assessment tools at work? Let’s talk about how can they help, and how they can get in the way.
09:39
January 27, 2020
The Support & Authority Map
This is the framework I use to organize how we think about the “soft skills” you need as a manager. It’s simple, but really useful! The map has four places: three tend to be most familiar, and one will take a little work.
21:58
January 20, 2020
Asking for Training Budget
You might be surprised at how much support is available to you at work for your career growth and training. I chat with my friend Teresa Torres from Product Talk about how to ask your work to pay for your professional development.
37:07
January 5, 2020
Taking things personally
Being a human means we tend to take things personally! I do it, you do it, and the people on your team do, too. Problem is that it really gets in the way.
08:42
January 2, 2020
How Self-care will make you a better manager
When you neglect self-care you’re not going to be as effective as a manager. In this episode I breakdown 4 levels that will help you get clear on what to focus on in your own life, so you can show up as a better leader for your team.
25:00
December 31, 2019
If you’re worried about doing it wrong.
You don’t have to be perfect. Let’s talk about a better way to think about the job of being a manager.
05:36
December 18, 2019
The Two Essential Skills Every New Manager Needs
There are only two essential skills that you need to be a great manager. Once you get clear on what they are, every other related skill is easier to understand.
12:14
December 2, 2019
Welcome to The New Manager Podcast
Learning to be a great manager is a skill. We begin with a question: What makes an awful manager?
18:27
November 26, 2019