My team and I have started having monthly one-on-one meetings with each other. I’ve been reading The Power of Positive Leadership and I’ve learned so much! Jon Gordon says “unity, relationships, and teamwork are developed slowly, one day, one interaction, one moment; one loving, serving ad caring act a time.” A huge part of leadership is the compound effect of small, intentional time investing in your people. Intentionally setting time aside to assure this happens is going to be huge for our team.
Once we completed our meetings, I couldn’t help but think about how this would be beneficial for all relationships – marriages, families, friendships, etc., so I thought it would be helpful for you to hear how we structure these meetings.
I asked my team to come with answers to 3 questions and I would do the same.
They are hard questions to ask and hard answers to hear, but the growth that comes out of such a small amount of discomfort is so worth it.
The questions are:
1. What do you want me to stop doing?
2. What do you want me to start doing?
3. What do you want me to keep doing?
I ask them, then they ask me.
This gives opportunity for open dialogue about what’s going on in their life and how everyone’s heart is feeling. Making sure my people are happy and fulfilled is the utmost important to me. Without them, I am nothing.
Scheduling these meetings once a month is perfect timing. Enough time goes by so you can work on the feedback you were given. It’s also enough time to find more things to share with the other person.
I would love to know – do you do any kind of recurring meetings for the people you lead? Your family, spouse or co-workers? How do you have it structured? Please send it my way (firstname.lastname@example.org). I am always looking for ways to be better!