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Topics for 1-on-1 with manager or higher bosses

Oracle Donald124
Jan 9

My manager has setup recurring 1-on-1 meetings with me, once every two weeks. What topics should i discuss during these 1x1 meetings?

In general, what topics do you guys discuss? How about with super bosses, like directors and VPs- What should we discuss with them in 1x1s?


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