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You ask an employee to set aside 30 minutes next Friday for a private meeting. Naturally, he wonders what’s up. Don’t keep him guessing. State the purpose of the meeting upfront. If you don’t want to reveal too much, at least drop hints such as, “I’d like an overview of the changes you’ve made,” or, “I want to go over your progress in certain areas.” Also ask for specific information a day or two early—such as the latest budget figures or customer retention rates—so that you can maximize your time together.
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