Here’s a weekly one on one format I like.

I find it helps keep the conversation focused on big-picture career development.

How does it work?

Throughout the week, we add notes to the following sections and then discuss them in person.

  • Personal Career Mission. An overview of an individual’s professional goals and interests.
  • Actions. Small tasks that an individual can carry out before the next one on one.
  • Achievements. Any initiative beyond the scope of the essential job.
  • Gaps. Areas of improvement.

A neat outcome of this approach is that at the end of every quarter, we have a long list of achievements to celebrate.