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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One on One Meeting Questions Great Managers Ask Their Teams

Why Your Employees Leave in Waves and How to Stop It - Employee turnover

One on one meetings are a cornerstone to any effective manager <-> team member relationship from small startups to giant companies. What you talk about, and the one on one meeting questions you ask, make all the difference in the performance of your team. It’s why Andy Grove, legendary founder of Intel and author of […]

Why Your Employees Leave in Waves and How to Stop It - Employee turnover
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55 Skip Level Meeting Questions to Improve Your Managers and Engage Your Employees

the skip level meeting one on one is an essential time to ask questions of your team to learn and build relationships and lead

“The difference between mere management and leadership is communication.” – Winston Churchill As Winston Churchill captures well, good communication is central to success as a leader. When your organization grows to have layers between you and other team members, the skip level meeting becomes one of your best tools for effective communication. We recently took […]

the skip level meeting one on one is an essential time to ask questions of your team to learn and build relationships and lead
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12 Questions to Ask Your Team to Become a Better Coach at Work

coach at work means building loyalty and caring for them

Ever had a great manager that invested time in helping you grow and develop? It felt great to have a coach at work, didn’t it? If not, chances are you taught yourself how to get better– whether that was your skills to be a great individual contributor or how to be a manager– through trial […]

coach at work means building loyalty and caring for them
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One on One Meetings: The Only Guide Managers Need [Free Template]

one on one meeting template - andy grove knows how valuable one on ones are.

One on one meetings, 1:1s, 1 2 1s, one on ones, 1 on 1s, check-ins. Whatever you call them, they’re one of the most powerful tools you have as a manager. Many managers have one on one meetings with their teams, but too often, they waste them. Status updates, awkward silences, and frequent cancellations are […]

one on one meeting template - andy grove knows how valuable one on ones are.
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What to Expect In Your First One on One Meeting with an Employee

1 on 1s

Are you having one on ones? Many of the top leaders in business swear by the value of regular one on one meetings.  Ben Horowitz considers one on ones so important he was willing to fire a senior leader who wasn’t having regular one on ones with their direct reports.  Former Intel CEO Andy Grove […]

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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 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 have with the managers under you, and even more so […]

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