Boss One-on-Ones - Professional Updates

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • How do I make sure my boss knows what I'm doing?
  • How do I ensure my boss communicates with me?
  • How do I ensure my boss knows my successes?

This cast describes a way to approximate One on Ones (O3s) with your boss.

We've been asked this question so many times, it's really amazing that we've waited this long to publicize widely the same answer we've given so many listeners and members. We know, we know: you want to have One on Ones with your boss. But, unless your boss has initiated them with you first, we don't recommend you try to do so. Really!


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Quote: But if your boss has initiated

Quote: But if your boss has initiated them, we don't recommend you try to do so. Really!

Don't you mean 'if your boss *hasn't* initiated them...'?

Hello M&M In itunes the show

Hello M&M
In itunes the show description for this cast is appears as spam-like advertising for medications. Is this just my feed or are others seeing the same information.

Yes, I see the same spam in the iTunes

Yes, I see the same spam in the iTunes description.

And the feed in Google Reader has the

And the feed in Google Reader has the medication names with links. So somehow, the MT feed has been hacked.

Thanks, folks. Working on getting all

Thanks, folks. Working on getting all corrected now.

I have been a podcast listener for a

I have been a podcast listener for a couple of months through Zune. Although my first impression was that this podcast was an informal conversation. I have come to appreciate your delivery style backed up with sound advice. Your podcast about having one-on-ones and professional updates with your boss changed my view of my boss. I had been frustrated that my new boss was not setting up one-on-one meetings with me. Now I understand that he doesn't want a one-on-one from me. He wants short updates so he knows what is going on but that's all. Understanding this relationship has helped me better except his work style and I am not wasting time wondering why he isn't setting up one-on-ones. Even in this short period of time, our working relationship together has gotten better maybe more because of my state of mind. Nice cast!

Great advice, gentlemen! Ends are the

Great advice, gentlemen! Ends are the issue, not necessarily the means. This podcast reinforces the need for respecting authority while attempting to build good relationships with the boss.

A little help

Hi guys, great podcast, as usual. I really like the focus on it being **about the boss** and not **making perfect the enemy of the good**. Great stuff.

2 questions :

1 - do you have a format you recommend to present ? Should we be presenting something on paper or only orally?

2 - any suggestions to curtail discussions with bosses with "soap-boxy" tendencies ?

Thanks!