For typical meetings, my note-taking is sufficient: Who does what by when, and some bullets about the whys and whats of decisions made. But this isn't cutting it for my O3s. How do you take effective notes when conducting O3s? I'm going to go back and re-listen to [url=http://www.manager-tools.com/2007/07/how-to-take-notes/]the note-taking 'cast[/url], but I'd like to hear your experiences.
By the way, I use [url=http://www.manager-tools.com/docs/Manager-Tools_One_on_One_Basics.pdf]M&M's O3 conducting template[/url] for all my O3s. (Even the ones I've asked my boss to do with me.)
I have a direct report that's not performing well. Technically, she's on a job rotation and will only be with me for two more weeks. Still, I've done O3s with her weekly since she became under my charge and, looking back over my notes, I realize my notes stink. If she were one of my permanent DRs, I would not have nearly enough documented ammo (I have anecdotes, but that counts for naught) to take corrective action.