Don’t cancel your 1:1s

I’ve linked to and written about the importance of 1:1 meetings before, and here’s another reminder:

The long game of building a thriving team is in showing up for your people week after week, and intentionally holding that space. You will not always see the value in each 1:1 right away. Your people might need help, too, to understand how to use them effectively. But over the long run, the benefits of an engaged and thriving team are immense.

I’ve been guilty of this before, but I’m making a new commitment to myself and my teams. Even if you “don’t really have anything this week”, keep the meeting. It’s in the consistency of showing up that trust and relationships build.