One of the hardest balances when it comes to 1 on 1 meetings is whether to prioritize discussing current results or current activities. Great managers know they can’t manage results. It’s not like Greg Popovich goes out and says “let’s score 120 points tonight and we’ll win.” He, along with other great coaches, focus on defense, ball movement, sound shot making, and many other pieces that when executed well will lead to victory. So as manager, do you talk about results or activities in your 1 on 1 meetings? The answer is not as simple as some suggest.


When you are entering your next 1 on 1 meeting, decide on how much you’ll be focusing on activities vs. results. Turn the conversation from “me” to “we” and assume with positive intent!

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