As a leader, your time is tight. If you have more than 4 or 5 direct reports, then time is even more crunched. One-on-one meetings may feel counter-productive when you have limited time and the option to meet virtually. However, these meetings are a key opportunity you have to develop each of those direct reports. Elizabeth Grace Saunders, the author of How to Invest Your Time Like Money, says "One-on-ones are one of the most important productivity tools you have as a manager." These … [Read more...] about How Can You Hold Effective One-On-One Meetings with Direct Reports?
It was so uncomfortable. I was sitting in the room while a client I had recently met laid into one of his direct reports during a performance review, and it was painful. I could tell that both the boss and his direct report were nervous. The boss revealed his nervousness through anger and an attempt to wield power. The direct report was just nervous. A couple of times his hands shook. He did not say much, but that only seemed to anger the boss more. It was horrible to watch. A few … [Read more...] about How To Turn Around A Bad Performance Review