Critical Conversations You Need to Have with Direct Reports

February 22, 2024
Hosted by Monique Daigneault

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Episode Description

Join your host, Monique, to find out why 1:1s with your direct reports are so important. Many managers don’t have these meetings at all or, if they do, they are ineffective because of: poor content, the manager leads the meeting, the manager creates the agenda, no career conversations happening, too lengthy, too short, inconsistent cadence, or drive-by 1:1s. If you are experiencing any of this then your 1:1s need a makeover! Hear how Monique coached her client, a people manager, to restructure the 1:1s with her direct reports and turn them into exciting, motivating, and empowering meetings owned by her people. These meetings can be effective, efficient, and show employees how much you support them. Follow this process and your directs will walk way from their 1:1s feeling like they’ve got a manger who really cares!

Leading with Intention

Thursday at 9AM Pacific on VoiceAmerica Business Channel

Challenges in the workplace and within teams is only increasing as companies struggle to transition to a post-COVID 19 remote work situation. These unstable times have stretched companies and their leaders beyond their capacity, and they do not know how to maintain a balance of authority, empathy, compassion, and assertiveness toward their coworkers, much less continue their own career trajectory. Leading with Intention offers support, encouragement, and tools to help corporate leaders address their personal shortcomings and emerge from these unprecedented times as well-rounded, self-assured leaders. The show focuses on execution - helping leaders learn how to improve soft skills, leadership competencies, and work-life balance. Most importantly, how to ensure that their organization is in alignment from the top down, including leaders and their direct reports.

Monique Daigneault

Monique Daigneault is the President and CEO of MD Consulting. She has been a trained executive coach since 2003 and, as an Accredited Master Coach, has logged over 3,000 coaching hours with corporate executives on six continents, in over 15 industries. Monique helps clients set goals, pinpoint the root cause of business problems, explore solutions, address workplace dysfunction, and implement sustainable and measurable changes. She helps clients unpack how their conscious and unconscious behavior impacts their leadership abilities. The outcome of her process gives them more acute insights about their workplace relationships and the ability to drive bigger change throughout the organization. By engaging in her proprietary process, Monique’s clients also build business agility, resilience, and influence. Monique is a survivor of childhood trauma, workplace micro-trauma, and has Complex PTSD. Despite that she has achieved seven business certifications, an Associate and Bachelor of Science in Management, and a Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She is a contributing author of two self-published books, as well as the author of her newest leadership book which she is currently pitching to publishers. Monique has leveraged her traumatic past and made it her mission to shift behavior in the workplace and empower leaders to be more impactful and influential.



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