How to Lead Effective One-on-One Meetings

A How-To Guide for People Managers

Unlock Valuable Employee Insights From Your Team with Effective One-on-One Meetings

As people managers, holding one-on-one meetings with your direct report is like unlocking a vault filled with treasure. In this case, those treasures are the skills, passion, insight, and potential of every individual on your team.

By asking the right questions, actively listening, really absorbing what's shared and lending support where possible are key to a meaningful one-on-one conversation.


From how to introduce the concept of one-on-ones to following through on discussions, this guide encompasses five steps based on industry insights and tips to make your conversations purpose-filled.

This One-on-One Meetings Guide was created as a handy resource for people managers and HR professionals.

As a bonus, this guide also provides 30 examples of effective one-on-one questions managers can leverage to ensure they make the most of their meetings.

Download the one-on-one meetings guide today to learn how to:

  • Introduce the concept of one-on-one meetings to your direct reports
  • How to effectively prepare for your first one-on-one meeting and subsequent sessions
  • How to set the right tone for a two-way dialogue
  • What you can do to keep conversational momentum

Ready for a conversation? Book a discovery call with a TalentMap employee engagement specialist today!

Download the One-on-One Guide