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Julie Brandt believes that people power nonprofits to change the world. And as executive director of the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation, which provides nonprofits with Cornerstone's learning and talent management software, she is in a unique position to ensure the people running nonprofits are better trained, better utilized and more engaged to put their passion to greater purpose.
After nearly a decade of transforming the way people people help people through her work at the foundation, Brandt reflects on her favorite career moment, life motto and values that have contributed to her own personal transformation and career growth.
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10 ways to conduct one-on-one meetings with impact
One of the basic premises of being an effective leader is to have regular one-on-one meetings with your staff. Yet often, these meetings feel like torture to the employee, lacking forethought and focus. In such cases, leaders need to recognize that the value of these interactions extends beyond mere formality. To make these one-on-ones effective, leaders should prepare for each meeting, set clear agendas and actively listen to their employees' concerns and feedback.
Conversation starters managers employee 1 on 1 meetings
As a manager, you play an integral role in ensuring lines of communication between yourself and your employees remain open and healthy. One way to do this is by ensuring you and your employees participate in regular, meaningful one-on-one meetings. But sometimes, it can be difficult to know how to start the conversation – and keep it going.