1-on-1 Meetings Are the Key to Great Leadership. Here’s How to Do Them Right.


Originally published in Entrepreneur

By Todd Davis

Managers have to do many things to become the leader their teams deserve. But they’re often skipping the very practice that could make the most impact.

Contrary to popular belief, leaders can’t make someone highly-engaged. But they can create the conditions for high engagement, in which people choose to bring their best. And the most effective and overlooked way to do that is holding regular 1-on-1s with their direct reports.

These 1-on-1s create the conditions for engagement by communicating to employees on a consistent basis, “I care about you. I have a vested interest in you and your success.”

But if 1-on-1s are such a valuable tool, why don’t more managers hold them or do them well?

Read the full article at Entrepreneur.com

Todd Davis is Chief People Officer and Executive Vice President for FranklinCovey.