Your host, Kim Nicol, has taught over 1,000 students through her Crash Course for New Managers at General Assembly. This podcast is for her students, and anyone who wants to learn and grow as a leader at work.
I’m excited for you to meet my first guest, career coach Michelle Karver! Listen in as we talk about confidence and how to know your value at work. Learn more about Michelle at her website, http://michellekarver.com
In this episode I share three stories about promotions. You were peers and friends, but now you’re promoted to their manager. Scope creep on the job. Elevating others. Plus an observation that ties it all together.
Feel like you messed up? This episode is for you. I share three stories from my own career journey, of mistakes real and imagined. And I give you some ideas for how to think about it when it happens in your own human life.
In this episode I introduce the concept of Immeasurable Assets, and we explore one in particular: Trust. It’s an important element in creating high-performing teams and functional relationships, especially at work.
This question holds so much insight that can help you as a manager and a leader. We all get into avoidance from time to time. What are you avoiding? And how can you move forward? Take time with this one, there are a few angles to explore!
In this episode I talk about your Value Story, measurable and immeasurable value, and how to think more expansively about the value you bring. This is something you’ll use in conversations with your own manager. It’s a great time of year to reflect on your Value Story, and acknowledge all the ways you make a positive contribution to your team and workplace.
You don’t need to have all the answers. Sometimes being a great manager is about asking questions and listening. In this episode you’ll learn how to use one of my favorite questions to create more engagement, collaborations, and responsibility with your team.
Remembering that people are selfish can help you be a better manager and leader. It might seem counterintuitive, but it can inspire you to be more thoughtful and a better communicator. In this episode I’ll share some stories and ideas that you can use at work.
It sounds counterintuitive, but it’s really important that you know when to slow down and NOT get into solving all the problems. Let’s talk about Individual contributor vs Manager & Leadership mindset.
In this episode I share thoughts about job change — which can be exhausting under the best of circumstances. Our work relationship is tied to our identity, feeling of belonging, and our financial well-being. So any change can have a big effect in our lives.
In this episode I talk about the concept of Inner Weather and Micro Climates at work, and how you can use them to find more power and influence. This is especially useful when you’re responsible for managing outcomes, but don’t have direct reports — when you have to manage by influence.
Ever had a feedback sandwich? Most of my students are tired of them, but not really sure what other options they have. So in this episode I share some ideas to help you serve up feedback that people will want to receive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.