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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25 Reasons You Must Start Having One on Ones with Employees

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“Who has time for this?!?” “My team is doing fine.” “I have too many reports to meet with everyone.” “We’re all adults here. We can handle our own problems.” “One on one meetings don’t scale and we only do scalable things here.” There are a lot of excuses why you might not be doing 1 […]

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31 Questions to Ask Remote Employees to Better Support Them

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Supporting remote employees is different, and in some ways harder, than employees in the office. But the right questions during your 1 on 1s can go a long way to helping them thrive. Read on to learn specifically crafted questions to ask remote employees on your team. Remote management is the same as managing people […]

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74 Questions to Ask in One on Ones with a Manager

5 Ways to Keep Your Team Happy and Motivated in a Recession

What do you talk about in your one on ones? What questions do you ask in one on ones with your manager? What about one on ones with managers that report to you? It’s important to understand that your one on ones with individual contributors reporting to you should be treated differently from those you’d […]

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Skip Level Meetings: Everything you need to know about Skip Level 1 on 1s

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How are my managers really doing? What’s really happening in my organization? What do my people really think? Am I missing anything important? Whether you’re a veteran leader or brand new to having real hierarchy below you, these kinds of questions are likely to be on your mind often. The more removed from the day-to-day […]

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WovenTeams Podcast: One on ones for scaling software teams

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Do you like listening to podcast interviews? Have questions about being a good manager in quarantine, or about having great 1 on 1s? Then, the interview of Jason Evanish, CEO of Get Lighthouse, on the WovenTeams “Scaling Software Teams” podcast is perfect for you. Unfortunately, they weren’t able to provide a working embed code, so […]

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The Definitive Answer: Who Really Owns a 1 on 1 Meeting?

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Who really owns a 1 on 1 meeting? Is it the manager’s meeting? Is it the team member’s?  Who should be in charge of the agenda? If you read around, you’ll see people advocating for a lot of positions. I’ve seen some say, “It’s the team member’s meeting and their job to be adults and […]

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