Use this worksheet as a guide to structuring a coaching conversation with a direct report. Using this outline, you'll apply the principles of appreciative inquiry, a powerful technique for coaching staff and an effective way to bring the best out of your report.
Managing up means taking initiative to improve your relationship with your manager by anticipating their needs: this could take the form of keeping your manager updated on projects, bringing new ideas into a discussion, applying unique skills to solve a problem, or helping them become more self-aware of the impact of their decisions and behaviors.
This template will maximize one-on-one meetings with your team members. Well-structured meetings help you align with what employees find intrinsically motivating and help them reach their, and the organization's, goals.
Be sure to share the template before the meeting to foster communication.
Use this template as a tool to manage your time intentionally, create time for focus and prioritization, and optimize your daily work. Strategic thinking and perspective are fostered by stepping back and making time for individual reflection. Use this tool to gain disciplined practice, a key to finding reflection time.
Keep your workplace conversations inclusive and up-to-date with DJA's custom-designed free practical application exercise. This chart outlines the language you currently use and fosters insight into when and how you can make language shifts that reflect your commitment to an inclusive workplace.
Managers have the responsibility of helping people navigate changes, and although managers are not expected to be anxiety experts, managers should understand the role they may play in an employee's ability to embrace change, maintain focus, productivity, and creativity. Use this worksheet as a guide for communicating the process.