The Check-In Conversation2018-08-15T09:14:51+00:00

The Check-In Conversation

Every organization wants more teams like their best teams. Every team leader wants their team to be one of the high-performers. And every individual wants to feel like they are a part of something special.

There’s a way to make all of that happen – and it’s as easy as a ten-minute conversation, once a week, about near-term future work. If you are a team leader, the key to turning your team from a good one to a great one lies in two questions:

What are you working on this week?

How can I help?

It’s that easy. But the solution to making your team members feel like you know what is expected of them, and what their strengths are, simply lies in asking each person those two questions, once a week.

What about you?

Do you have check-ins?

Have you found that they improve performance?


How often do you have check-ins?


  1. Stephan Betz February 21, 2018 at 2:02 PM - Reply

    I agree – after 36 years of abiding management plans that are unsupported by data or evidence, I find this one practice to be the most effective.

  2. HamdI KUCUK September 24, 2018 at 6:46 AM - Reply

    I am a project manager for 5 years. I’m starting to implement these techniques after today. Thank you so much

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