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Top 10 Questions Great Managers Ask During 1-on-1’s

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What’s inside this Top 10 Questions Great Managers Ask During 1-on-1’s:

1👋Check-in

A quick check-in about how you’re doing.

  • How’s life outside of work?

2📌Priorities

What are your current priorities?

  • What are your top priorities this week?

3💬Feedback

Things I want to get your feedback on to improve or change.

  • Would you like more or less direction from me?
  • How do you find yourself working with the team? Is there anything we can do to improve team culture?
  • Are our meetings a good use of your time? What can we do to improve them?
  • What’s something I should consider changing or start doing?
  • Do I give you enough feedback?

4💪Career Development

Questions about career and professional development that I could assist you with.

  • What’s one recent win and one recent situation you wish you handled differently?
  • Are there any skills that you’d like to acquire in the short term?
  • What are your long-term professional goals?

5✅ Action Items

What came out of this meeting?

6📝 Notepad

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