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One on One Meetings — The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

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One-on-One's can add a whole new level of speed and agility to your company. Let's first talk about why One-on-One's are a crucial part of the "operating system" of how a company runs and operate. Because, at the end of the day, a company lives or dies for:

- Getting the best people to join the company
- Keeping them engaged and productive
- Make the great decisions about what these people should work on

In this presentation, we explain the good, the bad and the ugly about One on One meetings.

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One on One Meetings — The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

  1. 1. One-on-One Meetings The good, the bad and the ugly. Steer
  2. 2. One on One meetings are vital for employees to be successful, contribute to your company success and can add a whole new level of speed and agility to your company. Because, at the end of the day, a company lives or dies for: Why they are important Steer Getting the best people to join you. Keeping them engaged and productive. Make them succeed at what they do.
  3. 3. Prepare an agenda or request questions before the meeting, so you both can use the time to discuss and solve the issues. The good about One on One’s Steer #1 Get prepared in advance THE GOOD
  4. 4. Managers cannot expect a change if they don't clearly identify the issue. If there's a problem or an issue, tell them clearly what the issue is and prescribe corrective action. The good about One on One’s Steer #2 Be transparent and honest THE GOOD
  5. 5. One-on-One’s are rarely effective if you don’t follow up on the topics, goals and actions that you discuss. Always follow up on any commitments you make. Your team will be watching to see if you honor your word. The good about One on One’s Steer #3 Follow up the conversation THE GOOD
  6. 6. If you cancel them, you’re sending the message that your employees are not the priority. This can break the relationship and the morale. The bad about One on One’s Steer #1 Skip them THE BAD
  7. 7. You need always be looking for ways to improve your work, and the way you lead your team. The first rule as a leader is to be humble enough and ask for feedback to the rest of your team. The bad about One on One’s Steer #2 Not asking for feedback THE BAD
  8. 8. Once you’ve identified an issue, try the grow coaching model to help your report find a solution, rather than solving the problem yourself. This will help the person learn how to solve problems autonomously. The bad about One on One’s Steer #3 Not coaching them THE BAD
  9. 9. One-on-One meetings are a private space to create better human relationships, provide feedback, coaching and alignment between team members. Use this time wisely, and don’t talk about project updates or deadlines. The ugly about One on One’s Steer #1 Talk about status updates THE UGLY
  10. 10. Have 15 minutes of discussion about the questions and doubts you both collected before the meeting, 10 minutes to discuss the progress towards the goals and long-term vision, and 5 minutes to wrap up and agree on some actions for next steps. The ugly about One on One’s Steer #2 Don’t manage the time THE UGLY
  11. 11. Set up goals and actions based on the conversation you and your direct report had. Those goals and actions should be for both, and it’s important to make them happen. The ugly about One on One’s Steer #3 Not taking actions THE UGLY
  12. 12. Better One-on-One meetings with your team members Steer

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