I'm doing 1:1s with all my directs save one. I sense HUGE resistance from him. People have told me that he has mocked the 1:1s behind my back. He is more experienced than others on the team and therefore feels 'above' needing a 1:1.
I understand why he feels that way. Prior to listening to MT my 1:1s were 30 minutes of me talking/training. I conceded that he wasn't benefiting from them and suggested we stop (to his delight).
But now a few months have passed and I am doing 1:1s the MT way. I want to get him re-involved.
So my approach has been to 'convert' everyone else over to the new 1:1 format and hope the positive buzz it generates will bring him to my door. Or at least when I ask him to resume, I'll have had enough practise and could promise him a new kind of experience.
My question: is my approach flawed? Should I rip off the bandage and just 'make' him resume 1:1s with me?