Making 1-on-1 Meetings Matter

They’re Worth Doing Well!

1-on-1Common leadership wisdom tells us good leaders hold 1-on-1 meetings with their direct reports. Less common is the wisdom of how to make those meetings a good use of time. Some give up or just hold them occasionally. Others hold them religiously but they’re not really sure why. For some they’re a weekly social time. And in the worst cases, we dread 1-on-1s with our bosses because we know we’ll come away with more things to do and beat up over what we’ve done wrong. Ouch!

Here’s a brief leader’s guide to successful 1-on-1 meetings:

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