Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Share your needs, part of Leading Productive One-on-One Meetings.
- When your turn arrives to share your needs…during a one-on-one meeting,…it's essential for you to be clear and direct.…If you want to enable the other person to help you succeed,…they'll need to understand what you need from them.…This first means that you come to the meeting prepared.…If you're shuffling through your mobile device,…or taking a long time to find your needs,…it will make it harder for the other person to serve you.…Know what your needs are before the meeting begins.…
By keeping a running list of items…to discuss with this person in a one-on-one meeting,…you can prepare easily without spending extra time.…Then, when your time to ask questions arrives,…go through your one-on-one task list,…and review any questions that you have for that person.…Rather than yes or no questions,…I recommend asking open-ended questions.…This encourages the other attendee…to provide insight, and dig a bit deeper with their answers.…
For instance, do you like this idea…is less effective than asking…what do you like or dislike about this idea.…
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- Identify the best frequency for your one-on-one meetings.
- Explore tools for personal training such as storytelling.
- Recognize the importance of punctuality and ending meetings on time.
- Recall methods for assessing the effectiveness of one-on-one meetings.