Category Archive: Meetings and agendas

A One-on-One Worksheet That Gives Power to Employees

To empower people, you must give them some control. One-on-ones where employees control most or all of the agenda transfer power to employees. But it’s intimidating if employees haven’t done it before. Create transitions… Continue reading

How to K.I.S.S. Lousy Operational Meetings Goodbye

Corporate teams love meetings. People who do the work can’t wait for meetings to end. Use a K.I.S.S. agenda to run meetings real people love to attend. #1. Keep: What do we need… Continue reading

3 Things High Performers Hate About Meetings

The likelihood that you run productive meetings is roughly the same as a coin toss.* Keep in mind that the higher you go in organizational life, the more meetings you lead. If you… Continue reading

How to Stop Wasting Time in Meetings

If high blood pressure excites you, call a meeting with an ineffective, malfunctioning, low-performing, time wasting team. The problem of waste is compounded because high level leaders spend most of their time in… Continue reading

4 Ways to Lead Taking-Action Meetings

The trouble with meetings is the preference for information and disinterest in taking action. How many people enter meetings prepared to take action, change behaviors, or adjust strategies? There is too much, “What… Continue reading

5 Things That Make Nearly Any Meeting Great

I’ve been in some meetings that I couldn’t wait to end. I’ve led a few myself. Five things that make nearly any meeting great: #1. Kind candor and courageous transparency abound. Courageous transparency… Continue reading