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One-on-ones are the most important tool you have to effectively manage and develop your employees, but for many leaders they are seen as a time waster and the first thing that gets cancelled when the calendar gets full. This course will reveal how to change your one-on-one meetings from something you dread to something you value and anticipate. We will first discuss three misconceptions and errors related to one-on-one meetings. Next we will explore the four elements of a successful agenda that will not only allow you to get the information you need to be successful but to more effectively guide your team to incredible results. In the third segment we will discuss the occasional performance focused one-on-one. This one-on-one allows your team members to know where they stand on performance, behavior and career development 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 Contents: 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

  • Discover the value that 1:1s bring to your leadership competencies and to your team’s project management skills
  • Discover three common mistakes made in 1:1s
  • Explore the four components of a typical one-on-one that can accelerate your management success
  • Recognize the three components of the key project report segment of your 1:1 that will hold your employees accountable and enable you to course correct their work without micromanaging
  • Discover the importance of occasionally focusing a 1:1 discussion on performance feedback and career development
Last updated/reviewed: June 5, 2021

6 Reviews (21 ratings)Reviews

Anonymous Author
I have a one-on-one coming up next week for a new employee and have some performance issues to address. This course was very informative and will give me the tools to guide a meaningful one-on-one meeting with this employee. I also recognized some communication tips that will help me to communicate more effectively the objectives of a project and how to check in on the status in an organized and meaningful manner.
Anonymous Author
This course provided additional items that I could utilize in my 1 on 1 meetings. It gives thoughts and ideas on increasing the structure of the meetings.
Anonymous Author
A very informative course. The time allotted is about right and the instructor is very engaging.
Anonymous Author
Great course. Lots of great material packed into less than an hour.
Anonymous Author
Multitude of specific, actionable ideas with broad applicability.
Anonymous Author
The class was full of great ideas and easy to follow.


Course Complexity: Foundational

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
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
  4:27Introduction to Mastering Your One-on-Ones (1:1s) with Your Employees
  10:07The Typical Agenda
  20:04The Typical Agenda Continued
  9:42The Performance Focused Agenda
Continuous Play
  57:29Mastering Your One-on-Ones (1:1s) with Your Employees
Supporting Materials
  PDFSlides: Mastering Your One-on-Ones (1:1s) with Your Employees
  PDFMastering Your One-on-Ones (1:1s) with Your Employees Glossary/Index
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