[quote]Was quite impressed with p'cast of One on Ones. Decided to use in my work place. Though you all speak of "Direct Reports", I have only two, but have decided to have these intense meetings with all associates of mine (about 10). Working great so far after one day, can't wait 'till my next meeting with more. (Can't believe how easy to implement and the joy and reception I have recieved from the associates), just doing them. Have conveyed to them, it is about them, not me or our company, and it is going super so far.[/quote]
Finished first round of O3's, all where very productive and recieved very well. As I said before, I have only 2 "Direct Reports", and it was a wise decision to include all of my people in the One On One process. The meetings provided some very interesting items, and believe it or not, 7 out of 7, and one actually a "Direct Report" generated the same theme.
Everyone of them had some kind of critism/complaint/or general observations of my #1 assistant (their Superior, in the chain of command).
[u]Is this what one should expect having One On Ones[/u]? Obviously, my associates (I think), are pretty much loyal to me and feel they can tell me all, right? I could give some details if needed, but this person is very productive when "[b]I AM PRESENT[/b]" and just find it hard to believe everything said about him. All comments generated from O3's were when [b]I AM NOT THERE[/b].
[u]Does it sound like all my associates are out to get him[/u]?
To add fuel to this smoldering fire, my superior calls me and asks questions like "How is he doing" Sounds like I am in the middle eh?
At this time, I seek the advice of all you wise and experienced leaders, what should I do?