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My boss is currently scheduling two one on one's with me a week. I'm a mid market saas sales rep, and have been in sales almost a decade. (inside sales in saas for 4 years). Love my boss but two one on ones a week feels excessive. 
***I'm not on p.i.p. and he is just very new to leadership. 
My question is how often should a one on one happen? 


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OpalTiddyChurger
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Once a week is sufficient, unless the second one is training related. I have one forecast/game plan 1:1 and then we have a group weekly training meeting. 

Have you asked them why they feel that is necessary? That's not an offensive question to ask. 
poweredbycaffeine
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Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Once a week, twice if you are upper management meeting with CEO/COO, etc.
Adored
Valued Contributor
+5
Sales Director
Are the two meetings at all different? If not and the second is of no value. I’d otherwise gently suggest it’s a waste of your time and that you would rather be using it to sell / be productive.
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deathbysales
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+2
Strategic Accounts
Once a week and even once a week seem excessive to me unless the manager is truly providing anything useful. Personally my one on one with my manager is more of a social hour. 
cw95
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+6
Pricing Executive
I used to have 2 1-1's every day...it was so annoying as it meant I can't do my thing and carry on with work even tho the boss thought it was a good thing to do. 

If you really don't want to do it, I'd suggest one 1-1 at the end of the week (Like I did) so you can run through the highs and lows and achievements. 

When you do this, explain that you are losing X amount of time where you could be selling etc. Good luck, it's a hard one. 
TheNegotiator
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+7
VP of Sales
holy F... who was the clown setting up two a day?  1/week is plenty.
HappyGilmore
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+7
Account Executive
Once a week is plenty enough.
sebitas
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administrador
I also think a week is enough
CaneWolf
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+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
I would just ask him to change to change it to once a week.
mitts2
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Account Executive
You could either do 2 short 1:1s a week (30 min) or suggest just 1 longer one. Suggest to you manager that you think it is a better use of yours and their time to meet once for a longer session than multiple times.

In my experience when I transitioned to a new manager, we had a session early in the week for pipeline related stuff and a session later in the week for professional dev. That slowly transitioned to 1 long session a week which I prefer
Bittersweet0326
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+5
Digital Business Associate
Being new he probably just wants to make sure he's got a feel for everyone and doesn't realize that you can't treat everyone the same. Maybe some peeps need that, obviously not you. Hopefully he's flexible because I would coach up in this case. Like man, this just takes time away that I could be making money so unless there is something we NEED to talk about let's back this off to once a week tops.
butt
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Sr. Director, Business Development
Once a week max; I meet with my top performers biweekly. You should try to manage your manager just a bit on this one by letting her/him know that you feel like the cadence is a bit excessive and why. Then, suggest an alternative that works for both. 
Rupert_Pupkin
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Account Executive
Our structure is: 1x per week with direct manager 1x per month with VP Enablement 1x per month with MM org
GDO
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+7
BDM
Ask him what he expects from the 1-1s. If you find it excessive just tell him, especially if he s a first timer. 
SaaSKicker1000
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+6
AE II
Once a week for sure - keeps everything on the same page without being overbearing
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