One-on-One Meetings: A complete guide for beginner managers
What you'll learn
- After taking this course, new managers will be able to successfully run one-on-ones that are motivating, empowering, and enjoyable for themselves and their direct reports.
- How long a one-on-one should be
- How frequent one-on-ones should be
- How to know if your one-on-ones are too frequent or too infrequent
- The best locations for a one-on-one
- How to optimize your body language and set up the right environment in the one-on-one for special situations
- Tips for running a one-on-one with remote employees
- Questions to ask in your one-on-ones
- Example agenda items to use in your one-on-ones
- How to prepare for a one-on-one
- Steps to take after a one-on-one
- How to get your employees to do anything you ask
- What to do if an employee becomes emotional or aggressive
- Whether or not you should let an employee talk about personal stuff in a one-on-one
- What makes a great manager
- What your role as a manager is
- How to coach your direct reports
- When to train your direct reports
- What questions to ask to figure out why a direct report is underperforming
- How to get feedback about your manager skills
- What common pitfalls to avoid in your one-on-ones
- This is a beginner course to teach new managers the basics about running a one-on-one. No prior knowledge or skills required.
Are you in your first management role? You likely were an expert in your role before you were promoted, and now you have people reporting to you with no guidance on how to manage them. Managing people is an entirely new skill set. It's okay to not know what you're doing because you've never done it before! That's where I come in.
Hi there! I’m Amber Deibert, a Performance Coach who works with new managers in fast growing startups.
I was once a new manager at a fast growing startup. When I got the promotion, I was so pumped. It was everything that I had been working toward, and I was so excited to manage a team of people. And what I experienced was… well, let’s just say, I quickly realized I had no idea what I was doing.
I was promoted because I was really good at my job. But those skills that made me good at my job were not the same skills that would make me a confident successful manager.
Since that time, I’ve dedicated my study to learning what is takes to be a great manager. I’ve trained groups of managers, and coached new managers one-on-one. It turns out, there are simple principles and tools that anyone can use to become a great manager, and that’s what you’ll learn in this course.
If you're someone who wants to feel confident in your abilities as a manager, this course is for you.
This course is designed to follow the natural progression of a one-on-one meeting.
First you’ll learn about the benefits of holding one-on-ones. I know, I know, they take up so much time, but trust me. They are so worth it. Next you’ll learn how to set the stage for a great one-on-one. How long should it be, how frequent, where should it be held, etc..
Up next, executing on your one-on-one! I’ll give you example agendas, questions, and even what to do if your direct report is in a remote office. I’ll cover the follow-up after a one-on-one.
Finally, I’ll give you some bonus content that will teach you how to give excellent feedback by coaching your direct reports.
In this course you will learn:
The benefits you'll experience from successful one-on-one meetings
How to coach your direct reports
Setting up for success, getting the logistics right before the one-on-one
Tried and true winning agendas
How to execute a stellar one-on-one
Questions to ask in your one-on-one meeting
Where career conversations fit into one-on-ones
Wrapping up, and follow up after the one-on-one
Pitfalls to avoid in these meetings
Plus bonus content on how to be a great manager!
By the end of this course you will have templates and tools to help you feel confident in your ability to run one-on-ones. The result will be that your team will want to follow you as their leader, they'll perform at a higher level, and you'll get noticed by your superiors.
I designed this course for new managers who want to be great. When someone gets fed up with their job, they’re usually leaving the manager, not the company.
My goal with this course is to empower new managers with easy tools and principles to use so that they can be the best version of themselves. I want managers to find success and happiness in the workplace. That will have a trickle effect on their direct reports also.
Who this course is for:
Brand new managers
Managers with some experience who know they can improve their one-on-ones
Managers who have direct reports
This course is not designed for people who don't have direct reports.
If you’re ready to feel comfortable and confident in your ability to run empowering, motivating, and enjoyable one-on-ones, then come on inside.
Who this course is for:
- This course is for new managers who don't feel confident in their ability to run one-on-ones, and want to feel comfortable that they have the skills.
Amber is a Performance Coach who works with new managers in fast growing startups. She has been in the technology and training world for 10 years, and has experienced what it's like to tread water as a manager on a rocketship, firsthand. Amber has been training, coaching, and developing new managers for the last 2 years.