One on ones are a leader's most important tool for performance as well as team culture. Many leaders are uncertain as to what to do during a one on one or what to ask. Over the next month I'll be spotlighting a series of questions you might consider integrating into your conversations whether you are working around goals, performance, focus, expansion of options etc.
Today's post includes six which you might start the conversation with:
1. What are your key priorities at present?
2. As you reflect on your own performance, how are things going?
3. What's going to help you get the results you need or we want?
4. What is the one change which will help you with this task?
5. What support do you need from me? From others?
6. What feedback loop can we put into place to support your work?
In addition to these questions, you will want to confirm what expectations there are around good performance or "meeting" or "exceeding" expectations.
It's also useful to put a date around your next performance conversation.
What other questions do you find useful in your one-on-ones? Stay tuned for more questions coming up in our Monday through Wednesday posts this month.
With best wishes,
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