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Call it a badge, sticker, button, or whatever you'd like. Create yours below. Pick some colors, enter some text, and you'll get a button you can download for your site.

Like the button maker? Donate to a local children's charity or Child Welfare League of America in memory of Bill Zeller, who helped create it.

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The button maker is provided by Adam Kalsey. To use the button you create on your site, just right click the image and choose "Save image as..." or a similarly-named option from your browser. Check with your blogging provider for information on how to upload the image to your site after you save it.

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Like the Button Maker's font? It's the excellent (and free) Silkscreen from Jason Kottke.

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Encouraging 1:1s from other managers in your organization (Jan 4)
If you’re managing other managers, encourage them to hold their own 1:1s. It’s such an important tool for managing and leading that everyone needs to be holding them.
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A collection of all my writing on 1:1s
Are 1:1s confidential? (Jan 2)
Is the discussion that occurs in a 1:1 confidential, even if no agreed in the meeting to keep it so?
Skip-level 1:1s are your hidden superpower (Jan 1)
Holding 1:1s with peers and with people far below you on the reporting chain will open your eyes up to what’s really going on in your business.
Do you need a 1:1 if you’re regularly communicating with your team? (Dec 28)
You’re simply not having deep meaningful conversation about the process of work in hallway conversations or in your chat apps.
What agenda items should a manager bring to a 1:1? (Dec 23)
At least 80% of a 1:1 agenda should be driven by your report, but if you also to use this time to work on things with them, then you’ll have better meetings.
Handling “I don’t have anything to talk about” in your 1:1s (Dec 21)
When someone says they have nothing to discuss, they’re almost always thinking too narrowly.
What should you talk about in a 1:1? (Dec 19)
Who sets the agenda? What should you discuss, and what should you avoid discussing?

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