Category Archive: Meetings and agendas

Bill Campbell Teaches Google Execs How to Run Meetings

“You’re like a dictator dolling out tasks.” (Bill Campbell to Jonathan Rosenberg.) I was surprised when Jonathan Rosenberg said his coach, Bill Campbell, wasn’t focused on efficiency. He focused on relationship and community.… Continue reading

An Incredible Meeting Agenda Any Leader Can Use

Lousy meetings are the rule – vibrant meetings the exception. In an ideal world, meeting-agendas arrive the day before the meeting. But you don’t live in an ideal world. Spontaneous agendas result in… Continue reading

Dear Dan: Should I Force the Foot-Dragger to Attend

Dear Dan, I’d like to start a new process with my team where we meet once a month to share projects, accomplishment, challenges, etc. The goal of the monthly meeting is to sustain… Continue reading

The Committee to Eliminate Committees (CTEC)

A camel is a horse designed by a committee. Camels are awesome but they’re a poor substitute for horses. A horse designed by a committee solves too many problems. A sarcastic suggestion: Establish… Continue reading

Dear Dan: How Do I Get My Team to Participate in Meetings

Dear Dan, How do I get my team to participate in meetings so that I am not the only one talking. Sincerely, Looking for participation Dear Looking, Each member on a high performance… Continue reading

7 Ways to Make All Teams Smarter

Teams, like individuals, can be smart or stupid.* Three factors impact team intelligence: Social sensitivity. Be aware of emotion. Bring it up when someone seems detached, disturbed, excited, or curious. “Barney, this idea… Continue reading