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1:1 Meeting for Effective Managers Template

Leapsome believes that consistent 1:1 meetings between managers and employees are crucial to ensuring employees feel valued and supported at work. 

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What’s inside this 1:1 Meeting for Effective Managers Template:

1💬 General questions

General questions to ask the direct report.

  • How are you doing?
  • What’s on your mind this week?
  • Any admin items (e.g. holidays) that we should discuss?

2 ❓ Alignment

General questions to understand how they are aligning with the company and role.

  • How confident do you feel with where the company is going?
  • Do you have any questions about strategy?
  • Do you need any additional input from me?

3🎯 Progress

General questions to understand what progress has been made since the last conversation.

  • What are the key achievements since the last meeting?
  • How are you progressing towards your goals?
  • What are the current roadblocks?
  • What’s one thing you learned since we last talked?
  • What has challenged you since we last talked?
  • What has gone well since we last talked?

4🤝 Relationships

Questions to build rapport, transparency and gather feedback.

  • What feedback do you have for me?
  • Any interactions you’d like to discuss?
  • How can I best support you between now and the next time we meet?

5🚀 Aspirations

Questions to understand your direct reports’ career goals to see how you can help them grow and succeed.

  • What progress have you made on your career goals?
  • Which skills would you like to continue working on?

6✅ Next Steps

Questions to understand the next steps after this meeting.

  • What are this week’s top priorities?
  • Anything we should discuss next time?
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