Rebel Intrapreneur
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080 Nic Bryson Effective leadership depends on better conversations

080 Nic Bryson Effective leadership depends on better conversations

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I have always prioritized 1:1s with my direct reports; sometimes declining and canceling meetings with my bosses in favor of meetings with my team. In some work cultures, that was not always a good move on my part. But I told myself, early on in my people management career, that I would not be the kind of manager who, at the last minute, over and over, canceled or rescheduled meetings with people on my team. 

I was not going to be THAT manager.

And I wasn’t.

I say that to say this. 

Nic Bryson gets it. Being a people manager is a vital role and the 1:1 meeting is a vital tool of the people manager. 

I know Nic knows this because he founded a company to help managers have better 1:1 meetings. 

I approve.

As Nic says, “Effective leadership depends on better communications.”

Nic Bryson was employee #13 at, building and leading every customer-facing team across sales & CX over 9 years which lead to the $800 million acquisition by Vista Equity. Nic also led various CX functions at Workfront and was acting CCO during the $1.5 billion acquisition by Adobe. Nic has most recently launched, in beta, as a new tool to help leaders better manage their 1-on-1 meetings with their team members. 

More about Nic: 

Nic Bryson’s Linkedin post about asking for raise  

Nic Bryson on Linkedin

Nic Bryson’s company, Orgnized 

Nic Bryson on X

Nic Bryson Orgnized Rebel Intrapreneur Bill Cushard

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More about Bill:

Bill Cushard on Linkedin

Bill Cushard on Twitter

Rebel Intrapreneur podcast website

Bill’s book: The Art of Agile Marketing: A Practical Roadmap for Implementing Kanban and Scrum in Jira and Confluence 

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Rebel Intrapreneur
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Rebel Intrapreneur is a podcast about a new category of high performing employee. Rebel intrapreneurs further the mission of an organization while simultaneous challenging the system from within. Founders and entrepreneurs are thirsty to find people who believe in their mission as much as they do, and pursue that mission relentlessly. Rebel Intrapreneur is hosted by Bill Cushard, who has reported directly to founder/CEOs four times in his career, which makes him an ideal guide on your intrapreneurial journey.