Podcast Episode 2 – Leading 1 to 1s

If you’re reading this, there’s a chance you intend to listen to episode 2! Thank you so much for joining us on this journey, we hope you find our random babbling interesting and maybe find some nuggets to help you along the way!

Recently, Chris wrote a blog on 1 to 1s (https://christovskia.blog/2020/04/22/just-one-on-one/) and this lead to him asking us all for our experiences of 1 to 1s looking at positive and negative experiences and what has shaped the way we do it now we are leaders. As you’ll hear from the discussion, we all have different experiences of what works.

Simon mentioned Lara Hogan during the discussion and specifically her book Resilient Management (https://abookapart.com/products/resilient-management). She was also recently on the Humans + Tech podcast discussing topics including 1 to 1s (https://humansplus.tech/podcast-with-lara-hogan/)

As well as that discussion, the Peers also question me on my shirt of choice. Is it Pink or Brown? Check the image out on our twitter!

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3 thoughts on “Podcast Episode 2 – Leading 1 to 1s

  1. Really enjoyed the podcast – feeling a lot more relaxed and fun.

    Also interesting that none of you mirrored my experience of 1:1’s with managers over the years, namely that they usually end up being a therapy session for my boss to discuss their issues, or fish for information about other team members – is this just a me thing (or perhaps being female makes a difference?).

    1. Thanks for the comment Beth! Yes you are right, I have certainly experienced 1-1s where my boss just wants ‘the goss’ on the team, safe to say, that style of 1-1 didnt work for me and I eventually found a way to move on…


    2. I’m in a QA Lead role and I have a 1:1 session with my team members every 2 weeks. They are working in their development teams in a qa engineer position and I often ask them about their team situation. Not to get to know about their team members and fish information about them, but in order to get a feeling for the team dynamics. Because relationships in the team are an important role for the teams success.

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