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William Tincup, president of RecruitingDaily, is a celebrity in the HR space, known for his no-nonsense approach to human resources. A writer, speaker, consultant and advisor, Tincup is straightforward and brutally honest when it comes to his views on recruiting, leadership, talent management and the future of work. He's not one to, for example, sugarcoat how challenging it is to find a true work-life balance—in fact, he doesn't believe it can exist at all.
Read on to get to know Tincup, and learn about the famous founder who inspired him early in his career!
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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.