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What do you REALLY want in 1:1's

Is it help on deal strategy?


Career advice?


Shoot the breeze?


Leave me alone entirely?


I enjoy a combo of all 4 :)

🎈 Mentorship
🧒 Sales Management
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softwarebro
Politicker
+4
Director of Sales
deal strategy, coaching, goal / milestones needed for the next promotion.Β 
GongRipper
Good Citizen
+1
Account Executive
Structure with my manager goes:Β 

- Breeze shot
- how I’m doing from a personal standpoint (my manager and I are homies)Β 
- Data. (I enjoy this piece on understanding my pipeline)
- Deal help (stucks, exec demo prep, strategy, etc)
- Career growth convos
- Action items discernment.Β 

This works really well for us and I leave understanding my pipe and deals better. He leaves knowing what I’m bullish and bearish on from a pipeline perspective.Β 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
I enjoy all four but I will add that I need to have complete control of the agenda and format of the conversation.Β 
MinisterOfChaos
Politicker
+5
Commercial Account Executive
If I can come to the meeting with two agenda items that we knock out in 10 minutes and I can get back to my day?Β  YES, PLEASE!!

Ownership over my own development is such a key part of my 1:1s with my manager. It is imperative that communication be open though. "Closed mouths don't get fed" or whatever that stupid trope is.
NorthernSalesGuru
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Honestly, the best mentors/coaches will likely do a combination of all
Kanyebut4sales
WR Lieutenant
+6
Account Executive
AgreedΒ 
Ho
Hocael
Fire Starter
Partner Manager
Mine are usually a combo of all, but if I could improve my current 1:1s, I’d like my manager to come with more feedback on how I’m doing with things - what am I doing well? Where can I improve/focus more on this week?Β 
Kanyebut4sales
WR Lieutenant
+6
Account Executive
I love getting feedback of where exactly I can improve and ideas to do so
SalesSpectre
Opinionated
+5
AE
Combination but mostly just a personal check in or personal development.Β 

I really don't like deal strategy or forecasting. I take good notes. Its all in Hubspot...just read it. I hate repeating to a manager whats already in CRM
Savagedoge
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
My 1:1's are always led by me. My manager definitely mixes it up. More importantly, I'm also the one deciding the frequency of it. No point in jumping on a meeting when I have nothing to talk about and neither does my manager. Awkward lol
mi
missme
Good Citizen
AE
my time backΒ 
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