We do 1:1's weekly at Twotone. It is vital.
But it is sometimes easy to breeze through them. Casually reschedule and even occasionally skip them due to the hustle & bustle each week.
Once things start to feel routine, I feel like that is a good chance to mix things up a bit.
So that's when titles like: "How to have an honest, effective one-on-one meeting with an employee" catch my eye. Bear with me if you're rolling your eyes ; )
High-level takeaways of Claire Lew's awesome article?
- 🤗 Make empathy your mission. (if this is hard, blame your parents)
- 😟 ⚡ 😌 Ask questions to uncover two things: tension and energy. So key.
- 📅 Follow up with a question about what you or the company can do going forward.
- 👎 Admit what you think you suck at.
- 🔣 Explain why you need their input.
- ✌ 🤫 Don’t get defensive. And talk less.
If you're not doing regular 1:1's at your work start now & take these tips with you!
As always thank you for reading,
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Kyle & Daniel have outdone themselves with this!
If you click one link this week. Let it be this one.
Read this and you'll learn 50 things at least.
In business, education, law enforcement, surgery, and more, one researcher finds that performance outcomes drop when people know how they’re being measured. (Oh shit, don't tell Project Y!)
Co-creation is a big buzzword in The Netherlands nowadays that I feel is a bit overused. This event looks interesting though!
Pit your brand against another.
Or your client or some other random brand. ; )
Awesome stuff from the people at Mention.
Sales & PR
Telephone culture is disappearing.
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There are probably a dozen reasons why some deals take a long time to close. "The market moves slowly." "Seasonal buying patterns." Etc.
But there's usually one element we fail to account for: our own selling process!
Interview: Jeremy Dean (Graphic Design Artist: Wonders of Black Flag, DES, Jade Tree, Dead & Company)
From KISS to Philly hardcore to Deadheads.
So good! I've been a fan of Jeremy's work since forever. Hat tip to Kyle from Golden Saddle for the tip waaaay back!