When I first started holding regular one-on-ones with my teams a few years ago, I had no clue what I was doing. I made lots of mistakes. But I also did research, talked to other managers, and tried many different approaches.
I learned that one-on-ones don't have to be scary or complicated. There's an easier way. And it all starts with accepting the complexities of being human, rather than trying to optimize our way around them.
This book is an attempt to shine a light on a simpler and more human way of managing teams by focusing on one tool in particular: the one-on-one.