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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: June 18, 2021

50 Reviews (257 ratings)Reviews

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Member's Profile
Great course that provided insight to what I was missing. Owning 1:1s instead of my boss was a surprise at first but made total sense after finishing the course. Carlann also helped me realize that I needed to align my 1:1 discussion points to the company's most valued key objectives, not my own.
5
Anonymous Author
I think this was a great topic to create a course for. I had been doing one on ones with my boss and direct reports but didn’t think I was doing them correctly or getting the most out of them - this course definitely helped from both perspectives.
5
Anonymous Author
This course was very informative and practical. She identified so many areas that we fall short on when having 1 on 1 discussions. Easy, practical advice to implement. She provided great real life examples as well. Great course!
4
Anonymous Author
I enjoyed this class and thought it had many good ideas to help facilitate valuable feedback from my boss. I also plan on taking the One-on-one with your Employees so I can understand how I can be a better mentor. Thanks!
5
Anonymous Author
Excellent detailed out approach to having 1 on 1 meetings with manager. Each step fulling explained as to benefit to me, my manager and the company. Definitely will employ this approach with next 1 on 1 with my manager.
5
Anonymous Author
Very helpful and useful. One on ones are something our team has started to do fairly recently and this gives a better perspective on what we should be trying to accomplish during these meetings.
4
Anonymous Author
This was good for anyone who manages projects to help to decide what to talk about to your boss & how often. However it listed out a high level outline, but I would have liked more examples.
5
Anonymous Author
I strongly recommend to anyone who is concerned about what to discuss one their one-on-ones. The class was informative and gave me a different view to look at how to discuss my one-on-one.
5
Anonymous Author
Enjoyed the class and I see why the one on one with your boss is important. Accomplishments need to be recognized and behaviors and attitudes expressed to help further the career path.
5
Member's Profile
Very useful in identifying topics for the routine agendas. I intend to incorporate this information not only for myself with my own "boss" but also to share with my own staff.
5
Member's Profile
These are great topics to review periodically. A good refresher course or a good beginner class for those newly in a management role. I found the class informative.
4
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,
4
Anonymous Author
The discussion on one on ones was a good tool to prepare for my current work situation. There are good ideas and processes to utilize in these meetings.
4
Member's Profile
good course for a structured review with 1:1's. It brings up goods points for the employee to talk about whether they are brought up by manager or not.
5
Anonymous Author
This course was a great in helping my understanding of one-on-one meeting with my boss. The instructor was very effective in presenting the materials.
5
Anonymous Author
Solid course. Good information to follow and utilize for success throughout your career regardless of your level in an organization.
5
Anonymous Author
Multitude of specific, actionable ideas with broad applicability. Regrettably, downloadable slides have less than what presented.
4
Anonymous Author
I recommend this course. It make some great point and 1-1 meeting are very important to make sure everyone is on the same page.
5
Anonymous Author
I just had my one-on-one and saw this course after - interesting to compare what I did to what I should have done. Thank you.
4
Anonymous Author
It is an interesting course and provides simple advice that anyone can implement during their one-on-ones with their manager.
5
Anonymous Author
A terrific course that provided a lot of great reminders of the importance of 1 on 1 meetings with your manager.
4
Anonymous Author
Excellent ideas on how to structure one on ones with your boss and what important items should be discussed.
4
Anonymous Author
Very good course - points out items which can make or break a 1:1. Lots of common sense, but an eye opener.
5
Anonymous Author
This course provided valuable advice on having one-on-ones. I will be implementing these tips going forward.
5
Member's Profile
This course content was delivered in a simple and clear manner. The tips are easy to understand and apply.
5
Anonymous Author
I thought this course had excellent content, was well put together and stuck to the course description.
4
Anonymous Author
This is a useful course to transform one-on-ones into powerful tools to boost work and career growth.
5
Anonymous Author
The course offers great suggestions for how a 1:1 meeting can contribute to career building success.
4
Anonymous Author
this was good reminded me of a course i had back in grad school or somehting tlike that...........
5
Anonymous Author
This helps me out immensely as I am one of those dreaded one on one meeting people. Thanks.
5
Anonymous Author
Good review of the importance of One-on-Ones and what to include to help drive your career.
5
Anonymous Author
Great course. Great instructor. A lot of useful material packed into less than 45 minutes.
4
Anonymous Author
Good points on taking ownership of the agenda during one on ones and not being passive
4
Anonymous Author
This was a great course with quality real life examples...............................
5
Anonymous Author
i like that this course is very tangible and actionable. Something i can really use.
4
Anonymous Author
This course has made me more confident about when having one on ones with my boss.
5
Member's Profile
I enjoyed the course and the instructor. I will use this information at work.
5
Member's Profile
Was Great to get additional insight on discussing my accomplishments in a 1:1
5
Member's Profile
Simple topic but great ideas to master the one on one time with your boss.
5
Anonymous Author
This was a helpful course and had many good tips. The slides were helpful.
5
Anonymous Author
good insight for when I have my one on one with my bosses in the future
4
Member's Profile
Der Kurs gibt wichtige Einblicke beim Verhalten beim 1 zu 1 Gespräch.
5
Anonymous Author
Excellent information to allow preparation for one on one meetings.
4
Anonymous Author
A How to guide for one on one meetings. Very informational!
4
Member's Profile
Very nice matter for self improvement of managers to learn.
5
Member's Profile
Very informative and pragmatic coaching on 1:1 with boss.
5
Anonymous Author
The slides were presented well and were easy to follow.
5
Anonymous Author
Good course and great reminders for one on one meetings
5
Member's Profile
Nice content, clear and concise which is appreciated.
4
Member's Profile
Good solid reminders of the benefits of 1 on 1s.

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Intermediate

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information

Company:
Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact:
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
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
  2:33Conclusion
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
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM