Manager’s Guide: How to start one on ones with your team

The best time to start a one on one is in the past, the best time to start one on ones is now.

What’s true for trees is also true for starting one on ones.  If you aren’t having one on ones with your team, you’re missing out on an incredible motivating, problem solving, pressure relieving opportunity to help and grow your team.  But even if you’re totally bought into starting them, it can be intimidating to actually […]

The best time to start a one on one is in the past, the best time to start one on ones is now.
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10 Myths About One on One Meetings

One on one meetings have many myths we dispel

While many leaders like Andy Grove of Intel, Ben Horowitz of A16Z, and Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman swear by one on one meetings, there are many managers and leaders that doubt their importance and choose not to have them. A big part of this doubt is often due to bad experiences they’ve had with one […]

One on one meetings have many myths we dispel
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Why You Should Never Cancel Your One-on-Ones (and the only good reason to)

Managers may not realize their power dynamic over their team members

“Ninety minutes of your time can enhance the quality of your subordinate’s work for two weeks, or for some eighty-plus hours.” – Andy Grove in High Output Management on the value of one-on-ones Andy Grove knows a thing or two about good investments; as CEO, he grew Intel by 4,500% in market capitalization from $4 billion […]

Managers may not realize their power dynamic over their team members
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10 Things Every Employee Should Know About Their One-on-Ones

Ben Horowitz devotes an entire chapter in his book to the importaance of one-on-ones

Much has been written here and all over the web about what managers need to know about one-on-ones and why they must have them. But what about when you’re an employee? Being new to one-on-ones, wondering what to expect, and wanting to know what you can do to make the most of them applies to […]

Ben Horowitz devotes an entire chapter in his book to the importaance of one-on-ones
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How to Make the Most of Every Manager’s Secret Weapon

Good coaching is a critical part of one on ones

There’s a tool at the disposal of every manager in the world that is the key to solving many of their most pressing problems. But like a swiss army knife being used as a hammer, most managers are wasting this tool by only using it to a small fraction of it’s potential. That multi-tool is […]

Good coaching is a critical part of one on ones
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5 Reasons Why Having One on Ones Once a Month is Not Enough

So you’re having one on ones. Great. You’ve taken an important step in being a good manager for your people. But having the meeting is just the first step in being effective. You need to follow through on what’s discussed and stay out in front of the problems and opportunities that come up. Like any […]

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