In the article Agenda for 1:1 Talks I briefly described the positive impact of 1:1 talks and why they can be an extremely practical and positive management tool for leading a team. The agenda of these meetings comprises four major points:

In every single point of this agenda listening is essential – with the goal of really understanding your team member and her / his current situation. For this reason I ask many – and mostly open – questions. As an inspiration here are some questions that work well for me.

Building relationship