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One-on-ones are extremely important meetings with your boss that allow you to align, collaborate and connect. But if done poorly they can end up being a time waster and be the first thing that gets cancelled when the calendar gets full.

We will first discuss several misconceptions and errors related to 1:1 meetings, including who owns the agenda, and what to focus on for the discussion.

Next we will explore the four elements of a successful agenda that will not only inform your boss but manage their perception of your value to the organization. In the third segment we will discuss the occasional performance focused 1:1. This 1:1 allows you to know where you stand on performance, behavior and career development at key points throughout the year. At the conclusion is a checklist for you to use to ensure your next 1:1s add value to both you and your boss.

Course Key Concept: 1:1 One-on-one, Meeting with Boss, Performance against schedule, Performance against success measures, 1:1 Agenda, Performance objectives, Employee value, Key accomplishments, Career development, Performance feedback, Behavioral feedback

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the purpose of 1:1 meetings
  • Discover four common mistakes made in 1:1s
  • Recognize that sharing your key accomplishments is not about bragging
  • Recognize which of your projects/activities are most important to discuss in 1:1s
  • Discover the importance of occasionally focusing the discussion on performance feedback and career development
Last updated/reviewed: March 10, 2020

4 Reviews (22 ratings)Reviews

Anonymous Author
The course is good. It provides key points to remember on doing one-on-one sessions. The time allotted is about right and the topics covered are good,
Anonymous Author
Great course. Great instructor. A lot of useful material packed into less than 45 minutes.
Anonymous Author
Good course and great reminders for one on one meetings
Member's Profile
Good solid reminders of the benefits of 1 on 1s.


Course Complexity: Intermediate

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information

Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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Course Syllabus
Introduction And Overview
  3:18Introduction to Mastering Your One-on-Ones with Your Boss
  11:34Common Mistakes
  11:30The Typical Agenda
  3:09Your Influence
  10:44The Performance Focused Agenda
Continuous Play
  42:50Mastering Your One-on-Ones with Your Boss
Supporting Material
  PDFSlides: Mastering Your One-on-Ones (1:1s) with Your Boss
  PDFMastering Your One-on-Ones (1:1s) with Your Boss Glossary/Index
Review And Test