Category Archive: Meetings and agendas

Efficiency is the Enemy of Humanity

I started complaining about back-to-back meetings six years ago, but change is slow. I came across research that proves back-to-back meetings aren’t efficient. Intoxicated with self-importance: I feel important when I rush. The… Continue reading

5 Simple Ways to Improve Meetings

Meetings are dead ends when talking creates the illusion of action. 5 simple ways to improve meetings: #1. Determine purpose. Cancel the meeting when you don’t know why you’re meeting. Discussions waste time.… Continue reading

A Simple Reusable One-On-One Plan

Poorly planned one-on-ones squander time. You’re thinking, “Hurry up. I have real work to do.” Reusable one-on-one plans save time. Provide clarity, freedom, and confidence with reusable one-on-one plans. A reusable one-on-one plan:… Continue reading

A Free 10-Minute Plan to Include Leadership Development in Team Meetings

Successful leaders develop leaders. High performing team members crave development. But your hair’s on fire. What if you don’t have time to plan leadership development? Leadership development in team meetings: #1. Identify: Identify… Continue reading

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