The Best One-on-One Meeting Part 1 | Isogo TV Episode 7

Last week, a manager I work with was going into a 1-on-1 meeting with one of her essential and high-performing, yet totally-relationally-destructive team members. She knew it was the right thing to do to address the behavior, but she wasn’t exactly looking forward to it.

There were so many questions and unknowns — how should she bring it up, what if he disagrees or denies it, what if it changes their relationships, what if it makes things worse??

This is tough work — as a manager of other people. And man, those 1-on-1 meetings can be extra sticky.

Or extra boring.

Or feel like a waste of time.

Or non-existant?

This week on Episode 7 of Isogo TV | Live and Work Your Strengths Video Podcast, I’m sharing Part 1 of a series about getting the most out of your 1-on-1 meetings with the folks you lead.

So, managers and team leaders, this one is for you.

Today we start with a straightforward concept — that the questions you ask your team are the foundation of a great 1-on-1 meeting.

When your questions are intentional, natural, and tailored around their unique, natural patterns of thought, feeling, or behavior (their Talents!}, those 1-on-1 meetings can be the platform for engagement, productivity, and even change.

The part of this Episode that is actually the most exciting to me is the FREE BONUS TOOL that goes along with it. This cohesive printable provides specific strengths-oriented questions that you can use in your next 1-on-1 meeting, no matter where you’re starting.

So, check it out below the video. You will get a lot from it.

Oh, and you may notice that the sun is setting on our shoot. Guess the sun sets earlier now! So, settle into the San Diego evening glow and enjoy with me!

What have your 1-on-1 meetings with the folks you lead looked like in the past? How would you like them to change? What is one thing you are going to do to make that change? Or, did you use any questions for the FREE resource? Would you share with me? I’d love to know and learn from your challenges and goals! Will you allow me in?Managers Best Questions for next your One-on-One Meeting

The Best One-on-One Meeting Part 1 FREE Printable can be found here. So, if you’re stumped on where to start for that next 1-on-1 meeting or just want a few extra ideas for an engaging, please check it out.

You are sure to energize and engage the folks you lead by asking them these specific, Strengths-based questions about who they are and what makes them tick every day.

I’d love to be able to help make you feel like a great manager, so that your team can flourish!



Links & Resources from Today’s Episode

Get your Top 5 Strengths with StrengthsFinder + Strengths Startup
Best 1-on-1 Meeting {FREE Part 1 Resource}
{9 Steps} to Life Change through your StrengthsFinder Top 5 Strengths

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As always, one of the best places to join the Strengths conversation is over at our Facebook Group — Energy Up Frustration Down by Strengths. Join us for weekly chatting, complaining and commending, as we all try to figure out just how to use our Strengths to impact the most important things around us—in our work and life.

In the meantime and beyond, I would love to hear from you and help you. So, if you’re thinking about the way a Strengths-perspective could impact your marriage or your family or you’re just not so sure about it all, reach out, and let’s connect about it. You can catch me at Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, all @isogostrong, or by this handy contact form.

Enjoy your day, and {be strong}!

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