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How To Be An Awesome Boss

Lesson 9 of 10

3 Meetings You Should Have Every Week

 

How To Be An Awesome Boss

Lesson 9 of 10

3 Meetings You Should Have Every Week

 

Lesson Info

3 Meetings You Should Have Every Week

There's only three things I want you to do every single week. I want you to meet with your boss every single week. I want you to meet with your direct reports every week. And I want you to have a team meeting every week. Now when it comes to meeting with your boss every week, it has to be on the calendar, it has to be scheduled. You run the meeting, you come with the report, you put the bullet points in, and you get the answers you need, it's your meeting. It has to be scheduled. Saying that we catch each other in the hallway does not count, that's different. That can be a plus one, but you have to have a scheduled meeting with your boss. Remember what I said at the beginning? If you don't have this, demand it. If your boss keeps changing it on the calendar, find a time that works. You have to have this meeting because if you're gonna be a good boss for your team, you need time with your boss. The second thing is you have to meet with your direct reports 'cause you have to be available...

to them. I feel like we've gone through that, you understand that. You have to make time for your team members. And you can never cancel that meeting because that meeting is saying this is our time, and this is your time, and I'm giving you my time. If I canceled on you, I'm literally saying I don't respect you, someone else or something else is more important. So above all else, protect these direct report meetings. And then the last thing is you wanna bring everyone together. It's important to have a sense of we're all in this together, we're sitting at one table. Don't miss those opportunities. Depending on your job it might be once a week. It could be every two weeks. I like once a week 'cause things move fast, and you want to keep people up to date. Even if it's 10 minutes, even if it's a standing meeting so it can't get bad, 10 minutes together to look each other in the eye and be like oh yeah, I forgot, we're all on the same team. That is so valuable and everyone has 10 minutes, okay.

Class Description

Being a boss is more than just sitting behind a desk and telling people what to do. As a leader, you’re asked to be a coach, teacher, parent, cheerleader, psychologist, confidant, shoulder to cry on, rock to push up against, and, of course—a businessperson.

So how do you reconcile the needs of your business with the needs of your team members? Best-selling author, podcaster, and corporate executive Justin Kerr will show you in this concise course full of actionable insights and ideas.

Justin will guide you through the complex, sometimes delicate processes of hiring, firing, motivating, inspiring, promoting, and even partying with the people you work with. You’ll get helpful and fun lists of do’s and don’ts that are easy to implement so you can become the kind of leader you’ve always wanted to be—respected, admired, and successful.

In this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Structure your daily, weekly, and monthly meetings to make being a boss easy and foolproof.
  • Treat people like human beings rather than employees.
  • Make your team love you and motivate them to be successful.
  • Say thank you, give feedback, and fire someone.
  • Onboard as a boss at a new company.

Reviews

Deb Boone
 

This class is awesome! I love that the insights are both digestible and actionable. I found that the tips are quite simple but have an enormous impact on both the leader and the contributor. I'd recommend this class to anyone who wants to be a better team player.

Deb Boone
 

Justin Kerr's content was amazing. Super interesting and highly engaging.

Sylvie Leroy
 

Very interesting and detailed. Great tips easy to apply.