Ultimate List of 1:1 Questions for Managers
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If you were me, what changes would you make?About Manager
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How do you prefer to receive feedback?About Manager
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Do you feel you’re getting enough feedback? Why/why not?About Manager
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What aspect of your job you would like more help or coaching?About Manager
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How can I better support you?About Manager
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What could I do as a manager to make your work easier?About Manager
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What is something I could do better? What feedback do you have for me?About Manager
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What aspects of your work would you like more or less direction from me?About Manager
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What would you like to know about me?About Manager
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What do you like about my management style? What do you dislike?About Manager
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What have your past managers done that you’d like me to also do or not do?About Manager
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What’s your favorite thing I do as a manager of this team I should keep doing?About Manager
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Where do you think I can be most helpful?About Manager
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What are your thoughts on my changes?About Manager
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How can I make your days more fulfilling?About Manager
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What can I be doing better to help you in your job?About Manager
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Are there any obstacles I can remove for you?About Manager
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What can I do to help you achieve you current goals and priorities?About Manager
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What can I do to make things more manageable?About Manager
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How might I make this project more challenging or interesting for you?About Manager
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What do you think I should know about the project, but might not?About Manager
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What is the biggest challenge you are currently facing? How can I help with that?About Manager
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At what point in the past week were you most frustrated with or discouraged by your work? What can I do to help you manage that?
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What additional resources can I provide for you between now and the next time we meet?About Manager
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I’ve noticed that our last several 1-on-1s have stayed pretty surface. What are your honest impressions of this meeting? What could we be doing differently or better?
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What would you like to see change about these discussions? How could we make them more useful for you?About Manager
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I’m trying to make my 1-on-1s better and would appreciate your honest feedback on this one — what did you like about it, and what could be improved?
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I'm interested in feedback on how I can improve as a manager. In preparing for our next 1-on-1, would you be willing to think through what you like about how I do X (for example, run team meetings) and what I could do differently or better? (Ask prior to the 1-on-1.)
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I'd like to improve as a manager and I could really use your help. Next week, would you be willing to share some feedback on one to two things you think I could do better as your manager?
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What can I do to help you enjoy your work more or remove roadblocks to progress?About Manager
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Which areas would you like more or less direction from me on your work?About Manager
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What are your impressions of our 1-on-1s? What could we do differently or better?About Manager
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Do you think that you receive enough feedback? Is feedback helpful for your personal development? What can I do to help you get the feedback you want?
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Would you like more coaching? What aspect of your job do you like more help and coaching on?About Manager
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What can I do as a manager to make your work easier?About Manager
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What is the percentage of my involvement in your daily tasks? Would you prefer more or less?About Manager
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How can I support you better?About Manager
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What is something I could have done better? What are the situations that I could have helped more but didn’t?About Manager
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What can I do to help you?About Manager
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What is the one thing that you need the most from me?About Manager
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As your manager, what would you like me to stop, start, or continue doing?About Manager
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What can I do to help remove obstacles?About Manager
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Do you have any feedback for me?About Manager
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How do you like to receive critical feedback?About Manager
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What can I do to make your job easier?About Manager
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What can I be doing better?About Manager
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What can I do for you that I'm not?About Manager
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How can i support you more?About Manager
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What can I be accountable to you for the next time we talk?About Manager
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What can I do better or differently as your manager to support you?About Manager
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How could I do a better job communicating with you?About Manager
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What do you want to be doing in 5 years? 10 years? 3 years?Career development
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What are your long term goals? Have you thought about them?Career development
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What are your super powers? What powers would you like to develop?Career development
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What do you want to do in your next job?Career development
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What skills would you like to develop right now?Career development
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What additional training or education would you like?Career development
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Do you feel like you’re making progress on your big goals here? Why or why not?Career development
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What’s one thing we could do today to help you with your long term goals?Career development
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Do you feel we’re helping you advance your career at a pace you would like?Career development
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What are your big dreams in life? Are you making progress on them?Career development
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Could you see yourself making progress on more of your goals here? What would need to change to do so?Career development
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What skills would you like to work on most right now?Career development
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Are there any events or training you’d like to attend to help you grow your skills?Career development
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Who in the company would you like to learn from? What do you want to learn?Career development
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What can you do to take action or make progress on what we talked about today?Career development
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What can I do to take action or make progress on what we talked about today?Career development
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Where do you see your career in the next (2/5/10) years?Career development
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What work are you doing here that you feel is most in line with your long term goals?Career development
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What skills are required to reach your goals?Career development
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What are some of the work projects you’re most proud of, and what do you think you might want to do next?Career development
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What are two to three new skills you’d like to learn on the job? What about those skills interests you?Career development
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What other roles here could you see yourself in down the line? Or what areas would you like to explore?Career development
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If you were to create your ideal position, how would it differ from what you are currently doing?Career development
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How is your current work helping or hurting your professional development?Career development
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Which career or development goals do you feel like you’re not able to focus on right now?Career development
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What else can I be doing to help you grow/advance in your career?Career development
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Imagine it’s two years from now, and things have gone well: What has been your role in that? What does your role look like?Career development
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Have you given any more thought to your long-term goals since our last meeting? What are your latest thoughts?Career development
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Where do you see yourself in three years? Five years?Career development
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What professional goals would you like to accomplish in the next 6 to 12 months, and what makes you say that?Career development
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To help identify and clarify the goal: What do you want to achieve? What will you do to achieve it? When will you do it? Who do you need to involve? When should you see results?
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What about this goal is important to you and what will be different when you achieve the goal?Career development
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What sort of progress have you made on the next steps we discussed last time?Career development
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What development areas do you want to work on in the coming weeks?Career development
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What actions will you take before our next 1-on-1 to make progress on X? (Also discuss and agree on actions you will take to help.)
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During this meeting you’ve mentioned that you’d like to pursue X. What steps can you take toward that before our next 1-on-1?Career development
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Have you ever felt undervalued here?Career development
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What are the projects you would be interested in working on next?Career development
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What do you want to achieve in the next 3 years?Career development
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How do you think about your progress on your big goals? What needs to be done to move towards the goals? What can we do to help?
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Which part of the work here do you feel as most relevant to your long-term goals? What kinds of projects do you want to take part in to move toward your goals?
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Do you feel like you are learning at work? What are the new things you learned lately? What are the areas you want to learn about?
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Do you have the tools you need to reach your goals?Career development
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How do you think you did on your performance review this year? What do you think the results will be?Career development
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Where do you see your career in 1 year, 3 years? What can you do to make sure you reach those goals? How can we as HR help you to reach those goals (assuming the goals relate to the company)?
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Is there a different way we can develop your skills outside of traditional training?Career development
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What would make this your perfect job?Career development
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Are there any projects you’d really like to work on if you were given the opportunity?Career development
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What parts of your job would you like to deepen your skills in or get additional training in?Career development
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