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3 high leverage agenda items for your 1:1s

  1. Results: it is entirely appropriate to include “Progress toward goals” as a standing agenda item in a 1:1. Just don't make the entire meeting about that.
  2. Career development: Regular investment in growth and development helps everyone.
  3. Feedback from the employee: The 1:1 is not the place for the manager to give feedback to the employee.

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