Tag: Questions

Stop asking these 4 questions during your one-on-one meetings

If you’re wondering why your one-on-one meetings tend to feel unfruitful, these questions might be the culprit. Looking at the clock. Staring into the distance. Short, nondescript answers. A CEO recently told me how he’d frequently see this body language from an employee during their one-on-one meetings. Flat. Disinterested. Preoccupied. It felt lousy to witness, but…

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Our most underrated leadership tool: Specific questions.

Of all the tools for effective leadership we think we need — a good system for tracking progress, or clear metrics around hiring–– specific questions are our most underrated. Ask the right question… and you’ll learn that your company’s most valuable employee doesn’t feel challenged by her work and is thinking about leaving. Ask the wrong question……

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The 9 questions that uncover the most surprising feedback from employees

I’m sharing three years-worth of findings, based on data from 15,000+ employees in 25 countries through Know Your Team, on the best questions to ask employees for feedback. When’s the last time you had a one-on-one meeting or performance review with an employee… and you learned something completely new? Don’t think too hard 🙂 If you’re…

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