Jonathan Raymond: Good Authority
Jonathan Raymond is the founder of Refound, where he and his team work with organizations to create a company culture based in personal growth. He’s the author of the book Good Authority: How to Become the Leader Your Team Is Waiting For*. He's also the creator of the Accountability Dial and the courses Good Accountability and Good Alignment.
In this conversation, Jonathan and I discuss the importance of starting with the purpose for a role when considering how to approach one-on-ones. We frame the importance of elevation and linking professional activities with personal growth. Plus, we invite leaders to begin with a few, practical steps.
- Begin with the purpose of the role. Clarity on expectations and personal growth will both come from there.
- Utilize curiosity to begin to align on expectations and what’s next.
- Elevation is a key competency for managers in one-on-ones. Help employees link what the role needs and how their personal growth aligns to it.
- Be willing to stay flexible on how often and how long you meet for. There are times when more interaction may be wise, but one-on-ones should not take over your professional life as a manager.
- Few managers do this well. Even small movement to get better at supporting your employees can provide big returns in retention.
- Good Alignment course*
- Good Accountability course*
- Good Authority: How to Become the Leader Your Team Is Waiting For by Jonathan Raymond
- How to Balance Care and Accountability When Leading Remotely, with Jonathan Raymond (episode 464)
- How to Define a Role, with Pat Griffin (episode 517)
- How to Help People Thrive, with Jim Harter (episode 532)
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