· Make sure everyone is comfortable and in the moment. There is no point in conducting a meeting if either side is not giving it their best. Detailed notes should be kept for future reference.
· Be prepared to hold these meetings frequently and give advance reminders, on times and locations.
· The first few questions as listed above are geared to getting everyone relaxed, always stick to this format.
· After the initial few monthly meetings, your team will learn what to expect and will start coming prepared.
·Take detailed notes of these meeting and follow through as soon as possible in accomplishing items that you commit to solving.
· Remember, your team member’s perception of a situation is their reality. Be attentive, not defensive.
· Use these meetings to learn and identify strengths and weakness.
· None of us is perfect and we don’t see things exactly in the same way. The ability to embrace and encompass other points of views will further establish your success as a leader.
· Always end all your communications with a genuine positive comment. Make sure to schedule your next meeting and agree on the actions that will take place before then. Stay committed.
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Allan Labos Allan Labos has more than 30 years of beauty and style experience across the country and in Europe. He began his career under the tutelage of Vidal Sassoon in London and opened and managed Sassoon salons and schools in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and New York. For the past 25 years he has owned and operated Akari, a 20,000-square-foot business in Portland, Maine. Akari offers hair, nail and spa services and also includes a boutique, fitness center and medical spa.