Effective One-on-Ones: A Handbook for Managers
"Effective One-on-Ones: A Handbook for Managers" is a comprehensive guide for managers looking to improve their team's performance and build trust through effective one-on-one meetings. From the basics of what a one-on-one is and why it's essential, to specific strategies for preparation, conducting the meeting, and measuring its effectiveness, this book covers everything you need to know.
The author draws from his experience as a manager for over 10 years in various high-tech companies to share practical tips and strategies for conducting productive and meaningful one-on-one meetings. The book covers topics such as how to introduce one-on-ones to new team members, the ideal structure and timing of meetings, and strategies for navigating sensitive topics.
In addition, the book provides a Mega List of One-on-One Meeting Questions, covering various topics such as career development, job satisfaction, and work-life balance. The FAQ section also addresses common challenges faced by managers and direct reports, such as when a report sees no value in one-on-ones or when a manager has no feedback for a report.
Overall, "Effective One-on-Ones" is a must-read for any manager looking to take their team to the next level and build strong relationships with their direct reports.