Looking for advice regarding one of my directs. I sent out the MT O3 email a few weeks ago and today was my first O3 with this direct. The topic they wanted to discuss after I asked how's it going was mainly about their cats. For roughly 20 minutes it was them talking about their cats and moving into a new home. Mainly about their cats.
I tried to be respectful of this persons interests and noted things I could circle back to help build a relationship. Per MT guidance, I shouldn't integrate feedback into O3s for a few weeks. Does anyone have specific guidance on how to curb the conversation from cats to career?