Managing Made Simple for Team Leaders & Small Business Owners

Managing Made Simple for Team Leaders & Small Business Owners

Hosted by: Lia Garvin

Being a people manager is kind of the best. But it's kind of the worst too, right? I mean between questions like, “how do I know what to talk about in a 1:1 meeting?” to “how do I give difficult feedback without being...

Episodes

091: 10 things to make your life easier as a manager

Season #1

This week, I want to equip you with a tool you can use to simplify your team operations almost immediately: the Thriving Team Checklist! As managers, it's easy for small things (or big things that don't necessarily...
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090: How gratitude increases profitability

Season #1

What better time to talk about the importance of gratitude than on Thanksgiving week (for those of us based in the US) - but the truth is, we should be appreciating our team members ALL of the time.  In episode 90 of...
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089: Yes, you need 1:1 meetings...and here's how to do them right

Season #1

There is one simple, easy-to-implement tool you can use to reduce turnover, streamline workflows, and boost team morale... One-on-one meetings. If you didn't know that one-on-ones are a necessity for a thriving team,...
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088: The power of clear expectations

Season #1

There's one question that I know you've probably asked yourself at least once... "Why can't my team members just read my mind?" No, I haven't been reading YOUR mind - I've just been there! In fact, I'd hazard a guess...
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087: Two pitfalls to avoid when setting priorities for your team

Season #1

With 2024 rushing toward us at breakneck speed, it's time to start deciding what we're going to prioritize in our businesses to finish out the end of the year. As managers and business owners, we have a very unique...
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086: Reframing delegating to save you time, money, and stress

Season #1

What if I told you that it only takes one simple mindset reframe to save you a heap of time, money, and stress? Reframing people's perspectives is my jam. I'm obsessed with reworking your view on certain things to...
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085: How nailing the basics of managing solves your HR issues with Jackie Koch, Founder/CEO of People Principles and HR expert

Season #1

When it comes to being a manager it can feel like there are so many things you have to get right. But when you cover off on the basics, you've laid such strong foundation to have a high functioning team.  In this...
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084: The simple truth about onboarding (no, it’s not just for new employees!)

Season #1

There's a reason that onboarding is the very first thing we talk about inside my Ops Playbook. When we don't onboard our employees thoughtfully - both new and new to their role - we can accidentally prevent them from...
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083: How a focus on innovation fuels high performance in teams with Andrew Barry, L&D Expert and Founder & CEO of Curious Lion

Season #1

Having innovative and creative teams is something we all strive for, but we don't always know how to foster these qualities on our teams - especially when we're running from one deadline to the next. But when we think...
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082: Stuck in a rut: how to break free from burnout

Season #1

Here's what it feels like to be stuck in a rut as a manager or business owner: You feel like work follows you everywhere - even at home. You feel like you have too much work and not enough support. If you're a...
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081: How reframing productivity as meaning achieves better results with Tamara Myles, Author, Speaker, Instructor at UPenn

Season #1

When we hear the word “productivity,” we often think about getting more done, but that definition is incomplete. In this episode of Managing Made Simple, I’m joined by Tamara Myles, Author, Speaker, Instructor at...
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080: Clear-cut communication: the simple solution to team operations

Season #1

When we try to ignore the small issues in our team operations, they WILL grow into huge disasters...and at that point, it's going to be ten times harder to actually SOLVE them. Trust me, I get it. I get why people shy...
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