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Simple Steps to More Productive Meetings

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What are some tips for making the most of weekly 1-on-1 calls between a remote employee and a manager? originally appeared on Qoura - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.

Answer by Jane Chin, author of Practical Leadership for Biopharma Executives, on Qoura:

Whether as manager or employee, I like an ordered, Prioritized Communication Format that allows me to make the most of weekly 1-on-1 calls:

1.Personal Communication.

Personal Communication can and should be as simple as asking a mindful "How are you?" and should take no more than 2-3 minutes. Unless there has been a significant personal development that can impact work performance, personal communication should be brief. Should the call end before its allotted time, which may happen as both employee and manager improve efficiency and effectiveness of weekly 1-on-1 calls, you can return to "personal small talk" and end the call on a pleasant note.

Even though I like to get right into "talking business", I see brief personal communication as a respectful way to greet someone, and also gives us both time to focus on this call.

2.Progress and Projection Updates.

Next, you discuss what progress has been made on the prior period's tasks and whether projected timelines or resource requirements have changed based on expected-versus-actual progress. Progress and projection updates are useful for the employee to stay on task and on track with his or her role, and critical for the manager to know whether attainment of specific team-based goals will be impacted as a result. This typically takes up most of the allotted time on the call.

3.Proposals and Problem Solving.

Even though I categorize proposals and problem solving separately, this should be integral to progress and projection updates; when there are situations or problems affecting progress, employees can help their manager by proposing solutions or alternatives rather than expecting the manager to offer solutions and alternatives. Managers can coach employees to cultivate habits of proposing solutions to problems if an employee habitually waits for the manager to direct. However, if a manager is very controlling, the employee may propose various options and work with the manager to arrive at the appropriate solution.

This week's Proposal and Problem Solving session in turn becomes next week's Progress and Projection Updates, and you've established next week's call agenda.

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Staying Illuminated.The Right Key to Finding Your Bright Purpose in Life

Would apologise to my beloved readers about this inspirational thoughts today but i felt it is highly needed.

In a world trying to break you, one needs to raise his or her spirit up.

I want to share this truth with you. I know many of us as healers, light workers, and solopreneurs get told that we need to be, "more realistic," and that we have to let go of the "woo-woo" and get with the program already.

Well, I want to leave you with this inspiration to keep in mind. You're here for a purpose and especially if others can't see that, you should see it.

There will be people who will try to dim your light and pull you back down to "earth." Where "real shit" is happening.

Sometimes you might even catch yourself falling out of your own orbit, from the emotional weight that they carry and are throwing at you. See past their illusion.

For some people it is too painful to see shining lights in the sky, when their world is crumbling, dark, and filled with limiting beliefs.

It forces them to have to change something in their own lives, and evaluate what's "real." And when it comes down to it, most people would rather justify their fears and "reality" than change.

Because the biggest leap of faith in life is choosing what to believe and then following it with action.

The moment that you believe in the love and light within you, you'll see the true reality.

You'll feel lighter and brighter, until you become so light on your feet and so bright with love that you'll find yourself in your true Galaxy.

Among the stars! Greatness is calling. Let that be your focus