One Meeting to Keep on Your Calendar

One-on-one meetings with direct reports are one meeting to keep on your calendar and not reschedule. Regardless if everything is running smoothly, or if it is a total mess at the time and things are falling apart all over the place.

One-on-one meetings can be tricky. The value can feel elusive in the blur of daily life and reacting to constantly changing needs and time pressures.

How can you avoid wasting both your time and the time of your employees?

If you are going to put anything on your calendar, it needs to have a multiplicative effect on your ROI. When done correctly, one-on-one meetings pay off in both the short and the long term.

One-on-one meetings cultivate the manager-employee relationship, establish a healthy culture where employees feel both seen and heard, and encourage the employee to become their best self and help them to make it happen.

In my Allowed podcast episode, How to Have a Truly Valuable One-on-One Meeting — A Guide for Managers , I discuss how you can leverage your one-on-one meetings. Conducting regular recurring one-on-one meetings enhances performance, productivity, and help tackle roadblocks in real-time.

Highlights:

  • 3:02 — Get the free one-on-one complete cheat sheet right now!
  • 4:31 — What are the true benefits of a consciously led recurring one on one meeting?
  • 5:18 — Avoid some of these common pitfalls and mistakes when holding one on one meetings.
  • 10:27 — What is the purpose of a one on one meeting?
  • 11:30 — Why you should hold a one time introductory and role negotiation meeting before beginning regular one on one meetings.
  • 16:57 — What to do before each one on one meeting.
  • 20:27–10 tips to run a successful, productive, and high-leverage one on one meeting.

How can you avoid wasting both your time and the time of your employees?

How do you actually get the work done that needs to be happening right now, but at the same time set yourself up for a future where each person is more valuable to the whole?

How do you have a one-on-one meeting that can make a real difference?

Management and leadership is a constant balancing act and it often can feel like you put off important connections for the sake of what seem like top priorities at the time.

Learn how you can leverage your one-on-one meetings in a way that can actually help you and your employees to better keep up with those tasks and priorities and to expand the value of that employee relationship.

Get the most out of your one-on-one meetings. Leveraging your one-on-one time has huge benefits, not just for your team, but also for yourself.

It’s a creative game.

Design a conversation that can move the needle in the future.

Originally published at https://caneel.com.

Transformational executive coach to founders & CEOs of fast-growth companies. Mom, wife, speaker, former professor & startupper. Caneel.com, The Allowed Podcast

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Caneel Joyce

Caneel Joyce

Transformational executive coach to founders & CEOs of fast-growth companies. Mom, wife, speaker, former professor & startupper. Caneel.com, The Allowed Podcast

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