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(2016 - 7/9) You Keep Using That Word - What Do 1-on-1s Really Mean?

by Calibrate

Published September 30, 2016 in Technology

Calibrate 2016 (7/9) - http://www.calibratesf.com/

"You Keep Using That Word - What Do 1-on-1s Really Mean?" - Michael Ruggiero, Sharethrough, Director of Exchange Engineering

"We have limited time to get our work done, let alone spending hours wasting engineers' time. So what are you doing with your 1:1s? 1:1s are way more than an "oil change" ritual; it's the richest and most profound way to connect with your people. With strategies and techniques that make the 1:1 more honest and vital, we'll demonstrate how taking the one-on-one just a little more seriously builds relationships and spurs your employees' growth."

Michael has worked as an engineer for FormFactor, Nokia, and adBrite, and led backend development for Live Nation. As a leader, Michael believes that managers prioritizing employee satisfaction and engagement are destined to reap the most in terms of team performance. As a father of three, he is consistently reminded that "no one talks like that anymore."


Calibrate is a conference for new engineering leaders hosted by seasoned engineering leaders. Organized and hosted by Sharethrough, it was conducted on September 30, 2015 and September 30, 2016 in San Francisco, California.