One-on-ones aren’t just meetings to touch base. They carve out valuable time to share ideas, give and receive feedback, set goals, advance your career, and brainstorm overall ways to improve your working situation.
Take advantage of the opportunity by preparing what topics you want to talk about before every one-on-one and be ready to share and speak up.
Give examples. Give specific examples when sharing constructive feedback with your manager.
Pinpoint a specific situation, project, interaction, or outcome to convey your point more effectively.