How to Improve Your Business by Instituting a Simple 1-On-1 Meeting

12 July 2013 Written by  Robert Sher
Published in CEO Think: Blog

I advise all my clients to follow this key success discipline that great managers routinely practice: They schedule a regular weekly 1 on 1 meeting with each of their direct reports.

This 1 on 1 appointment is a brief meeting with a specific agenda. Random meetings (including casual conversations / coffees / brainstorming) that you may have with a team member during the week are all well and good, but they do not replace the recurring, diarized 1 on 1 meeting. That’s because the 1 on 1 meeting is where you are focused solely on that person and how you as a manager can best support them in the execution of their goals.

Read this excellent post that advises exactly how to run great 1:1 meetings with your direct reports.

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Robert Sher is founding principal of CEO to CEO, a consulting firm of former chief executives that improves the leadership infrastructure of midsized companies seeking to accelerate their performance. He was chief executive of Bentley Publishing Group from 1984 to 2006 and steered the firm to become a leading player in its industry (decorative art publishing).

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