Category Archive: Meetings and agendas

10 Steps to an Offsite that isn’t Pathetic

The worst 5 words you hear at work, “We’re having an offsite meeting.” Only about 10% of executives consider offsites valuable.* 10 steps to an offsite that isn’t pathetic: #1. Get ratios right.… Continue reading

How to Mentally Prepare for Your Next Meeting in only 3-Minutes

People who run from one meeting to the next end the day wondering what they got done. You will lead better if you give yourself three minutes to mentally prepare for the next… Continue reading

16 Simple Ways You Can Lead Engaging Meetings

Engaging meetings are like snow in summer. We’re better than this. Plan for engagement if you want engaging meetings. 16 Ways to Lead Engaging Meetings: Have a junior member of the team lead… Continue reading

How to Not Be a Complete Idiot in Your Next Meeting

A great meeting is a work of art. A lousy meeting is a train wreck. Lord, give us more artists. 4 things to never say about the people upstairs. I don’t know what… Continue reading

3 Words that Make Meetings Great

Poorly run meetings offend the talent at the table. Our hatred of meetings points to an issue leaders love to ignore. You should be fired if you consistently waste people’s time and organizational… Continue reading

Dear Dan: How Should I Lead my First Group Meetings

Dear Dan, Your work is both an encouragement and a kick in the pants. My question is, “What themes or approach would you suggest for my first group meetings as a leader?” I… Continue reading