Mike and Mark,

I've just started 1:1 with my 10 direct reports and will initiate 1:1s with members of a matrix project team when they all get back from their annual leave.

We've only met twice, but as a result the first discussion with my boss for the year was perhaps the most productive we've ever had!!

I'm a complete convert.

Thanks a thousandfold for your advice and guidance.

Canberra Australia

Mark's picture


I'm sorry I didn't respond sooner. Glad you're with us, and glad you're becoming more effective.


ebn305's picture

I've also tried quite a few other new things since then.

I introduced the Parking Lot to a meeting agenda and that afternoon the inbox got hit with a message reading "great meeting today"!. I might not be a meeting GOD yet, but it's a start.

I'm really really struggling with the feedback though. My initial starts were all stumbles and I'm unsure how to get it going again.

thanks for your guidance.


juliahhavener's picture


Just keep going. It feels awkward (okay, I felt stupid on a few occasions and that's one feeling I hate above all). It's okay. Keep going. Give more feedback. Use the model; it works. Remember it's all about breathing it.