A bit of background.. I worked previously for government where I lacked much interaction with a manager. I recently finished grad-school and made a shift to the corporate world. So I am undergoing a bit of culture shock.
I am having effective 1v1's with my manager, thanks to the 1v1 for directs podcast. Agenda, and a heads up email on the topics I want to cover.
I do a monthly 1v1 up a level from my boss, and want to make that meeting more effective. From this perspective what should be different, what should be included not included. Are there things to be taken advantage of with this opportunity?