How to have an effective skip-level meeting

Let’s Talk Teams


August 24, 2021


19 min
Do you want to get to know your organization? Or would you like to tap into the knowledge and expertise of people you don’t directly manage? Skip level meetings can be a great way to do that, if you’re careful. In this episode Michael and Chris talk about some ways to make them safe and effective.

Show Notes:

Skip-level meetings can be fraught with land mines, and they can be scary to the team member. “How much should I share about myself? How much should I share about my manager? Or the company?” In this episode, Chris and Michael talk about how to honor the purpose of the meetings, how to make them relational and how to make sure both people have a dialogue that’s mutually beneficial.

Related blog post:What are Skip-Level Meetings and How Do You Make Them Worthwhile? by Uptick
Questions for skip-level meetings that Michael mentioned: 15 Skip-Level Meeting Questions to Identify High Performers [Free Template] by Uptick

Want to learn more about how to have great 1:1’s? Check out our “Next Level 1:1s Course”

You can follow Michael @jmichaelprobert and Chris at @chriszaugg.

Let’s Talk Teams is a podcast by Uptick the one-on-one tool that helps managers and their team members change vague meetings into meaningful conversations.