This page is about describing the key principles behind the presumable single most effective leadership tool: one on ones (O3).

Generally, one on ones are supposed to help people to live up to their potential. This page is about the application and adoption of this approach within the scientific context and will be updated while we’re gathering experiences.

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How we apply this

Applying O3s to the scientific context is challenging (a lot of travel, different projects, industry project priorities, changing staff members, including students, …). Here is how we do it (these best practices will be extended and modified over time):

  • Meet weekly and have it scheduled using the calendar (skip the meeting if someone is traveling)
  • Meet for about 20 minutes (7 staff/student + 7 coach + 7 together + 9 actions)
  • Write down minutes with a pen (analog or digital)
  • Potential topics: “our decathlon”
    1. Projects
    2. Proposals
    3. Pupils
    4. Publications
    5. Presentations
    6. Perspective
    7. Programming
    8. Proactivity
    9. Produce
    10. Purpose

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