Regular one-on-one meetings with your direct reports often equate to being a good leader and getting higher performance from your team.
Learning how to consistently set and manage one-on-one expectations in a clear, compelling and motivational manner is the foundation of many leadership training programs. It is a proven method to keep your finger on the organizational pulse, inspire followers and garner support for change.
When having one-on-one meetings with direct reports, effective leaders make sure that they prepare for and agree with their direct reports on the following seven items:
- Expectations: The performance expectations of their job and how it fits into the overall company strategy
- Performance: Where they and their team stand in terms of skills, attitude, behaviors, work and performance
- Barriers: The key barriers they face and the steps required to overcome them
- Resources: The critical resources, support and coaching they need from you to succeed and to be engaged both now and in the future
- Issues: Any personal or professional issues or hassles that need to be addressed
- Actions: The action items from your meeting
- Happiness: Their “happiness level” on a 1-10 scale with their job and the company
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