Updated: Jan 17
If you lead a team you probably have 1:1’s with them.
1:1’s are important for you and those you’re meeting with. They give you an opportunity to answer questions, get status updates, discuss development and ultimately build a relationship.
The most powerful 1:1’s move beyond the list and to do’s and allow you to really understand the mindset of your team members.
We’ve used The Mindset Equation to create a 1:1 template that will transform your relationships, teach you how to lead as a coach and ultimately drive productive outcomes.
Yes, all of this from a simple 1:1!
Here’s The Mindset Equation 1:1 GROW formula:
Goal: What are you working on?
This simple question allows you to get to what they are focused on and working towards.
Reality: How’s it going?
With this question you will get at the beliefs and attitudes.
Options: How would you like to see this resolved? Or How would you like this to move forward?
This question allows you to get at the desired outcome, and start to move past any limiting beliefs or attitudes that may have come up in the previous question.
What: What will you do next? Or What is your next step?
You’ve just coached them through a situation and helped them determine their next actions. Commitment to action is always higher when they are part of the solution.
Finally, wrap up the conversation by asking how can I help? This ensures that the actions you take are in service to your team.
Give these 4 simple questions a try during your next 1:1 and see how it transforms the conversation, drives better outcomes and ultimately builds a stronger relationship.
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