Why are you writing this user guide? What do you hope will be the result of writing and sharing this?
How I view success:
What does being good at your job mean to you? What are some of the values that underpin your understanding of success?
How I communicate:
What’s your communication style like? How have other people described it? What have you gotten feedback about in the past? How should others interpret what you do or say? Are there any aspects of communication that you are working on?
Things I do that may annoy you or be misunderstood:
What’s the cause of misunderstandings that you’ve had in the past? What are some things about your style that other people criticize or misunderstand? What quirks or mannerisms might unintentionally annoy a different personality type?
What gains and loses my trust:
What are the qualities you value that gain your trust? Conversely what triggers you?
What do you love to do and are good at? What can you help others with?
My growth areas:
What are your blind spots? What are you working on? What can others help you with?
Additional Optional Sections to Consider
My Expectations of My Reports
What do you consider a stellar job for someone on your team? What do you consider a mediocre or bad job? What’s unique about your expectations that may differ from other managers?
How do you like to stay in sync with your reports? What preferences do you have for 1:1s? Would you like your reports to contact you via email, chat, or in-person? What’s your availability outside of work hours?
Giving and Receiving Feedback:
What is your philosophy around feedback? What can your reports expect in receiving feedback from you? How would you prefer to receive feedback from your reports?