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How 1:1 Meetings with Team Members Bring More Trust, Efficiency, and Profit

Do you want more engagement from your team members? Getting to work from their strengths is the #1 driver for employee engagement. How do you, the business owner, know if your team members are working from their strengths? That’s what today’s show is all about! Join me for a closer look!

There is one simple practice that can dramatically improve communication and help you hold team members accountable with clear expectations. The key is regular, one-to-one meetings with your team members. Even if you’re busy, taking care of your team is of supreme importance in catching small problems before they become big problems. Let’s talk about how to make those 1:1 meetings part of your success plan for a sustainably profitable business.

Profit by Design is a Tap the Potential Production.

Show Highlights:

How regular 1:1 meetings build trust with team members

My tips for 1:1 meetings that make a difference:

  • Keep regularly scheduled appointment times with each team member and view these meetings like a meeting with your most valuable client.
  • Keep these meetings short and sweet, limited to about 20 minutes per team member.
  • When issues are identified in 1:1 meetings, they should be brought up with your leadership team to be addressed.
  • Give each team member your focused attention during 1:1s.
  • Ask key questions during 1:1s about wins and successes, going the extra mile to add value and save money, quarterly career goals, key results, and working from their strengths. Be mindful of open-ended vs. closed-ended questions.
  • How 1:1 meetings save your time, improve efficiency, and prevent problems
  • How to get started with the 1:1 meeting habit with ONE team member at first
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About The Author

Dr. Sabrina Starling, The Business Psychologist and international best-selling author of the How to Hire the Best series and The 4 Week Vacation™, is the founder of Tap the Potential and host of the Profit by Design podcast. At Tap the Potential, we work to free business owners from the constant demands of a growing business.

We believe work supports life, not the other way around. Clients in our Better Business, Better Life coaching program have more time for what matters most and more money in their bank account than they’ve ever had. Next, we send them off on a 4 Week Vacation™ to celebrate their hard-earned journey to take their life back!

Dr. Sabrina and her team at Tap the Potential are on a mission to change the story of entrepreneurship from one of long hours, grinding it out, to one of sustainably profitable businesses that support and enhance life. The Tap the Potential Solution™ and our Tap the Potential Family of Business Owners are disrupting small business as usual. We are on our way to making the Tap the Potential Solution™ the mainstream model for growing business.

By 2023, 150 Tap the Potential clients will have taken 4 Week Vacations. These are the trailblazers, role modeling what’s possible for entrepreneurs. In many entrepreneurial circles, it is becoming more and more common for one entrepreneur to ask another, “Have you taken a 4 Week Vacation™?” (as opposed to asking “How many employees do you have?” or “What is your annual revenue?”). Taking a fully unplugged 4 Week Vacation is rapidly becoming the recognized symbol of entrepreneurial success.

Never one to accept the status quo or back down from a challenge, Dr. Sabrina’s How to Hire the Best series grew from her desire to solve the toughest hiring challenges interfering with her clients’ growth and profitability. What sprang from her experience working with entrepreneurs in rural areas catapulted her into becoming the world’s leading expert in attracting top talent in small businesses—no matter what hiring challenges those businesses are facing—and earned Tap the Potential’s reputation as the go-to resource for entrepreneurs committed to creating Great Places to Work with thriving coaching cultures and highly engaged team members working from strengths.

As The Business Psychologist, and with her years of driving profit in small businesses, Dr. Sabrina knows what it takes to find, keep, and motivate exceptional performance out of your biggest investment—team members.