How can you have a great One on One with your boss?

How can you get the most out of the most valuable recurring communication investment you make? This is an important question ... and it seems that a lot of managers DO NOT ask it. Some of the managers who are quite good at running their OWN O3s aren't very good at getting the most out of their time with their boss. Frankly, we think that if they reported to themselves, they'd be disappointed in their direct. ;-)

We've been watching managers for years, and we have some recommendations for how you can be most effective when you're the direct.

(But to be clear: We never recommend managing your boss. Never.)

One additional note here: If you are NEW to Manager Tools, the concept of the One on One may not be completely familiar. If so, we recommend you go back and listen to those casts first. While you're at it, you may want to reference the Manager Tools "Basics" series for the core podcasts outlining our basic thoughts and fundamental practices of effective management.

This Cast Answers These Questions

  • How do I prepare for my One on One?
  • What should I report on in my One on One?
  • Can I ask for help in my One on One?

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