Why Your Open Door Policy Fails and What To Do Instead

Ed Catmull learned an open door policy didn't work

“Do you have a minute?” This is the dreaded question that can leave you as a manager paralyzed with a difficult choice: you either can’t finish focusing on what you were working on (or about to run to), or you end up shutting down whatever important thing is on the mind of your team member. […]

Ed Catmull learned an open door policy didn't work
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How to take notes in your one on ones in any situation

One on ones are a unique, individual meeting. Depending on the situation, how to take notes the best way can vary. Managing is not one-size-fits-all. You need to adapt to not just your team and culture, but what fits each person. It’s why understanding Task Relevant Maturity is so important. But it doesn’t stop there. […]

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5 Ways to Improve the Employee Performance Review

Employee Performance Review - Good managers communicate verbally according to Paul English of Kayak

With the end of the year fast approaching, many companies will be starting their employee performance review processes. Often, this will mark a moment of dread and discontent, but it doesn’t have to be that way. There are many reasons the employee performance review is not a time that anyone looks forward to. If you’re […]

Employee Performance Review - Good managers communicate verbally according to Paul English of Kayak
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Why you need one on one software for your managers

Software is eating the world, or so Marc Andreessen proclaimed in the Wall Street Journal in 2011. Over the last decade, we’ve seen software eat photography (Instagram), file sharing (Dropbox & Box), getting a taxi (Uber & Lyft), and many more consumer and business areas. Yet, people management has been stuck in the stone age […]

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Status Updates: The biggest trap to avoid in your one on ones

status updates are what bill lumbergh would use his 1 on 1s for

What questions do you bring to your one on ones? If you’re like many managers, they may be similar to these: What did you do last week? What are you doing this week? What are you doing next week? What’s the status of that project? While those are good questions for a manager to know […]

status updates are what bill lumbergh would use his 1 on 1s for
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Everything you need to know about one-on-ones in less than 1 hour

Lighthouse webinar on one-on-ones as your secret weapon to high performing teams

Thought about starting one-on-ones, but not sure where to begin? Skeptical about the value of one-on-ones? Want to simply improve how they go? Today is your lucky day. Yesterday, we teamed up with the awesome people at KISSmetrics to put on a webinar on one-on-ones and below we have the slides and the recording you […]

Lighthouse webinar on one-on-ones as your secret weapon to high performing teams
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