“You’ll Manage Challenge” episodes put theory into action, providing you a clear, achievable next step to up your management game within a week.

Following Episode 1‘s focus on career conversations, this week’s Challenge is all about better understanding what makes your direct reports tick. After all, before you can help your direct report to develop their careers, you need to understand them as a person.

The career conversations You’ll Manage Challenge

Your challenge is to build a better understanding of one of your direct reports by answering three simple questions. 

  1. What is one thing that your direct report enjoys doing?
  2. What is one thing that your direct report dreads
  3. What is a passion/hobby your direct report has?

Try to complete the Challenge within a week starting now! If you’re not sure how to start, try one of the approaches we discuss in the episode.

Share your Challenge experience

Drop us an email at [email protected] to let us know how your experience completing the Challenge was. What approach did you try? Did you learn anything surprising? How will it change how you manage this person in the future?

Even better, record a voice memo and attach it to your email, and we might feature you in a future episode of You’ll Manage!

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