Core4 Principles: Engagement

People want an authentic relationship with their manager.

Leaders listen to, coach, and mentor their people. Team members report on results, propose solutions, and plan for the future.

Focus: Meaningful conversations are the foundation for mutual accountability, clarity, alignment, coaching, and trust.

Ask Yourself:

  • How many people in my organization have regular, private, and meaningful conversations about work with their team leader?
  • What standards does my organization have for one-to-one conversations between a leader and a team member?
  • What skills do my team leaders have for directing effective one-to-one conversations?


  • Organizational standards for the process and quality of one-to-one meetings.
  • A deeper understanding about the value and need for e!ective communication.
  • Skills, practice, and coaching needed to conduct authentic conversations.