It’s Day Eight of my Twenty-One Tools post series! Today, you can download Refound’s Guide to Great One on One Meetings by Jonathan Raymond
I am delighted to share this download on meetings by Jonathan Raymond. He happens to be the author of one of my absolute fave books on leadership, Good Authority – How to Become the Leader Your Team is Looking For. So, when I saw the he was doing a WBECS session during the pre-summit I was super-jazzed. I’m a big fan of his work already, but when I saw the name of his session, More Yoda, Less Superman I knew I had to add it to my learning list. The WBECS session was great. Jonathan has such an amazing energy that listening (and learning) was a breeze. Anyway, I digress. Back to today’s download…
Jonathan is the founder of Refound, an organization focused on helping managers do what they do, only better. The home page of the Refound website says it all – Performance without all the management – A simple, human approach to giving real-time feedback and having one-on-ones that lead to growth. Love that!
Guess what? Turns out the dreaded one-on-one meeting doesn’t have to be … dreaded.
The problem, according to Raymond, is that most one-on-one meetings get bogged down by check-ins and updates on tasks and projects. By shifting your mindset from taskmaster to personal growth facilitator, you’ll give your employees the accountability and mentoring they’re craving.
Sound good? Well then, you my friend are ready for tool number eight in my twenty-one tools in twenty-one days series, Refound’s Guide to One on One Meetings by Jonathan Raymond.
Here’s a snippet from Jonathan’s free WBECS download:
Keep your focus on longer term themes rather than short term tasks. Who they are and how you can help them grow is more important than today’s mini-crisis. Try to avoid generic and superficial questions like “How are you doing?” or “How can I help?” Instead, ask questions that turn your one-on-one into high-value terrain: “What’s something you heard a customer say this week that concerns you?” “Which of our company values are we most struggling to embody right now?” “What’s one conversation with a teammate you’ve been avoiding this week?” “What is the task you do during the day where you think ‘there must be a better way’?”
Refound’s Guide to One on One Meetings
- How to ask non-superficial questions
- Best practices for structuring 1:1s
- How to get beyond micromanagement
Oh, and you can still get in to the pre-summit, register for WBECS 2018. Come join me!
Remember, this is not the only post with a downloadable professional development tool from WBECS 2018. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled. I’ll be posting 21 tools in 21 days. Enjoy!
Author: Cathy Shaughnessy
Cathy Shaughnessy is a PRISM award winning ICF Master Certified Coach and author of the book series The Really Competent Coach. Cathy coaches senior leaders, mentors credentialed coaches, trains fledgling coaches and helps organizations build strong coaching cultures.
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