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Managing in the Middle

Being a people manager doesn't have to suck. On Managing in the Middle, hosts Ant and Dave interview leaders and break down ways to help you get ahead - even when you've been dealt a shit sandwich. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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#10 Snack Size: 1 to 1 meetings

In this week's Snack Size we talk about 1:1's, some of the most misunderstood meetings going round. We talk about why it's not a WIP, and why you need to start getting your employee shit-hot and ready for their next job. You've got this!---Managing in the middle is a podcast that makes work suck less. Been dealt a shit sandwich? Feeling like this ‘manager’ thing isn't all it’s cracked up to be?Each week, hosts Ant and Dave interview leaders in a wide range of fields to uncover ways to be a better boss. You’ll get to hear about real life curlies and no bullshit practical advice and ideas.To ask a question, hit us up at @managinginthemiddlepodcast. Get show notes and resources here: https://shows.acast.com/managing-in-the-middle/episodes See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

6mins

23 Apr 2021

Rank #1

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#9 Snack Size: social contracts

In this week's Snack Size we talk about social contracts, an easy way to get your team on the same page. We look at different kinds of social contracts that help teams align on what they are there to do and what they expect of each other. Think of it as a blueprint for success.---Managing in the middle is a podcast that makes work suck less. Been dealt a shit sandwich? Feeling like this ‘manager’ thing isn't all it’s cracked up to be?Each week, hosts Ant and Dave interview leaders in a wide range of fields to uncover ways to be a better boss. You’ll get to hear about real life curlies and no bullshit practical advice and ideas.To ask a question, hit us up at @managinginthemiddlepodcast. Get full show notes and resources here: https://shows.acast.com/managing-in-the-middle/episodes See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

5mins

23 Apr 2021

Rank #2

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#8 When you smile, the world smiles with you | Grazina Fechner

Are you struggling to connect with your team? How do you balance productivity with personality and warmth? This week we interviewed the pocket rocket that is Grazina Fechner, a renowned communication expert known for her sage advice on everything from relationships to resilience. A regular on The Morning Show, Today Show and other lifestyle media, Griz is all about helping people connect and be their best at work.With over 25 years as a facilitator, Grazina helps leaders be better bosses every day - all while kicking some serious butt in sales! Her latest passion project is a hilarious podcast with her daughter, @Mind the Gap.---Managing in the middle is a podcast that makes work suck less. Been dealt a shit sandwich? Feeling like this ‘manager’ thing isn't all it’s cracked up to be?Each week, hosts Ant and Dave interview leaders in a wide range of fields to uncover ways to be a better boss. You’ll get to hear about real life curlies and no bullshit practical advice and ideas.To ask a question, hit us up at @managinginthemiddlepodcast. Get full show notes and resources here: https://shows.acast.com/managing-in-the-middle/episodes See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

27mins

23 Apr 2021

Rank #3

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#7 Snack Size: SBI, a feedback framework

In this week's Snack Size we look at another feedback technique to try, SBI. SBI stands for situation, behaviour, impact. Listen to this great technique to help be more specific and heartfelt with your feedback so that it's more effective for all.---Managing in the middle is a podcast that makes work suck less. Been dealt a shit sandwich? Feeling like this ‘manager’ thing isn't all it’s cracked up to be?Each week, hosts Ant and Dave interview leaders in a wide range of fields to uncover ways to be a better boss. You’ll get to hear about real life curlies and no bullshit practical advice and ideas.To ask a question, hit us up at @managinginthemiddlepodcast. Get full show notes and resources here: https://shows.acast.com/managing-in-the-middle/episodes See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

3mins

23 Apr 2021

Rank #4

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#5 Snack Size: Dealing with the lizard brain

In this week's Snack Size we look at the lizard brain (reptilian brain or amygdala) and why you need to understand it to build trust and psychological safety. Is your feedback not sinking in? Are people hesitant to be their real selves at work? You may have a trust problem. Stick around and get the TLDR on how you can apply the learnings (because, science!) to your own team.---Resources:The Culture Code - Dan CoyleHow to win friends and influence people - Dale CarnegieThe Lizard Brain - Seth Godin---Managing in the middle is a podcast that makes work suck less. Been dealt a shit sandwich? Feeling like this ‘manager’ thing isn't all it’s cracked up to be?Each week, hosts Ant and Dave interview leaders in a wide range of fields to uncover ways to be a better boss. You’ll get to hear about real life curlies and no bullshit practical advice and ideas.To ask a question, hit us up at @managinginthemiddlepodcast. Get full show notes and resources here: https://shows.acast.com/managing-in-the-middle/episodes See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

8mins

23 Apr 2021

Rank #5

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#4 Radical accountability: how to build a world-class team | Katharine See

How do you build a team that's hard-wired for performance?Dr Katharine See is a respected respiratory physician who is one of the youngest Directors/Heads of Unit in Australia. An 'accidental' leader, Katharine was tasked with building a respiratory team at one of Melbourne's hospitals from the ground up. Katharine overcame her own feelings of impostor syndrome to build a world-class respiratory team in spite of the challenges that Covid-19 threw at them. Her secret? Passion, purpose and what she calls 'significant accountability'. Enjoy,Ant & Dave---Resources:The courage to be disliked - Fumitake Koga and Ichiro KishimiGrit - Angela Duckworth (book)Grit - Angela Duckworth (TED talk)Everything Brene Brown ---Managing in the middle is a podcast that makes work suck less. Been dealt a shit sandwich? Feeling like this ‘manager’ thing isn't all it’s cracked up to be?Each week, hosts Ant and Dave interview leaders in a wide range of fields to uncover ways to be a better boss. You’ll get to hear about real life curlies and no bullshit practical advice and ideas.To ask a question, hit us up at @managinginthemiddlepodcast. Get full show notes and resources here: https://shows.acast.com/managing-in-the-middle/episodes See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

35mins

23 Apr 2021

Rank #6

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#3 Snack Size: Google's study on teams

In this week's Snack Size we break down one of the most famous research studies on teams called Project Aristotle by Google. This research helps us understand what makes an effective team- stick around and get the TLDR on how you can apply the learnings to your own team.---------Managing in the middle is a podcast that makes work suck less. Been dealt a shit sandwich? Feeling like this ‘manager’ thing isn't all it’s cracked up to be?Each week, hosts Ant and Dave interview leaders in a wide range of fields to uncover ways to be a better boss. You’ll get to hear about real life curlies and no bullshit practical advice and ideas.To ask a question, hit us up at @managinginthemiddlepodcast. Get full show notes and resources here: https://shows.acast.com/managing-in-the-middle/episodes See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

6mins

23 Apr 2021

Rank #7

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#2 Snack Size: how to give feedback

In this week's Snack Size we look at feedback: how to get it, and how to give it. It's no secret that feedback in the workplace makes us all better - so why are we so shit scared to do it? Get the practical tips on how to give feedback like the bawse we know you are.---Resources:Radical Candor - the book https://www.radicalcandor.com/the-book/Radical Candor - TED talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yj9GLeNCgm4Responsibility Process book https://responsibility.com/the-responsibility-process/Responsibility Process summary https://responsibility.com/responsibility-process/SBI: a quick google on SBI feedback will provide a plethora of options, no particular one we would recommend over the others, so check out a few and take the best from each---Managing in the middle is a podcast that makes work suck less. Been dealt a shit sandwich? Feeling like this ‘manager’ thing isn't all it’s cracked up to be?Each week, hosts Ant and Dave interview leaders in a wide range of fields to uncover ways to be a better boss. You’ll get to hear about real life curlies and no bullshit practical advice and ideas.To ask a question, hit us up at @managinginthemiddlepodcast. Get show notes and resources here: https://shows.acast.com/managing-in-the-middle/episodes See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

38mins

23 Apr 2021

Rank #8

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#1 What the hell are we doing here?

Managing in the middle is a podcast that makes work suck less. Each week, hosts Ant and Dave interview leaders in a wide range of fields to uncover ways to be a better boss. You’ll get to hear about real life curlies and no bullshit practical advice and ideas.We run y'all through why we're here, why we love leadership and managing people, and what what's coming up on the podcast.To ask us a question, hit us up at @managinginthemiddlepodcast. Get show notes and resources here: https://shows.acast.com/managing-in-the-middle/episodes See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

12mins

23 Apr 2021

Rank #9

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#6 When chefs revolt: putting humanity back into hospitality | Harris Ryan

In this episode we interview Harris Ryan, an executive chef who learned about leadership the hard way. Cutting his teeth in some of Melbourne’s most renowned restaurants, cafes, events and corporate enterprises including Circa, the Prince, Richmond Hill Cafe & Larder, Pei Modern, The Big Group and more recently Toyota, he experienced the good, bad and ugly or working in the kitchen. These days, Harris is passionate about changing hospitality culture and operations, and consults for businesses requiring assistance in strengthening their kitchen operations. This ranges from developing culinary skills in practice, planning and design, developing strategies to increase efficiencies in productivity, assisting in kitchen financial management, guiding owners in future planning and and most importantly building wholesome and happy kitchen environments built on respect.We love this shit,Ant & Davexx---Managing in the middle is a podcast that makes work suck less. Been dealt a shit sandwich? Feeling like this ‘manager’ thing isn't all it’s cracked up to be?Each week, hosts Ant and Dave interview leaders in a wide range of fields to uncover ways to be a better boss. You’ll get to hear about real life curly wurlies and no bullshit practical advice and ideas.To ask a question, visit @managinginthemiddlepodcast. Get the show notes and resources here: https://shows.acast.com/managing-in-the-middle/episodes See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

28mins

23 Apr 2021

Rank #10