7 Essential Tips for Effective 1 on 1 Meetings with Your Manager

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Effective 1 on 1 meetings can seem like an albino peacock at some companies: rarely seen, but potentially awesome. That’s not how it should be. 1 on 1 meetings should be something you look forward to. Done well, effective 1 on 1 meetings are an opportunity for: Feedback Coaching Rapport building And talking about all […]

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How to Convince Your Boss to Start 1 on 1s with You

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A Lighthouse reader emailed recently asking the important question, “How can I set up expectations each way without sounding like a child when I say, “I’d like weekly one-on-ones!” First of all, it’s a very mature decision to ask for 1 on 1s; you are telling your manager you want to have strong, effective, structured […]

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6 Facts About Managers You Need to Know to Better Work with Yours

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“Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them, and you have their shoes.” – Jack Handey Most people have strong feelings about their managers. You either love working for them, or you find aspects of them very difficult. […]

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5 Questions to ask an interviewer to ensure you work for a good manager

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“Ugh…I should have never taken this job.” No one wants that feeling, but it happens all too often. You had high hopes when you interviewed and then accepted your job, but now it’s proving to be miserable. When you take a job, you’re unfortunately locked in. While the company can generally fire or lay you […]

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