Category Archive: Meetings and agendas

How to Love Your Next Meeting in 5 Easy Steps

Meetings are like the ugly duckling in Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale. They are easy to hate and hard to love. Few see the underlying beauty that awaits. We hate meetings, because frequently… Continue reading

How to Show Up Like a Leader Today

Some leaders work too hard while the people around them don’t work hard enough.  You’ll burn out if you’re always the first person to arrive and the last person to leave. Leaders create… Continue reading

How Ego Squanders Talent and Chokes the Life Out of Meetings

A great meeting is as rare as a white moose. Count yourself fortunate if you ever see one. Image source I just left a half-day meeting with a team that I’ve worked with… Continue reading

More Tragic Blunders of the Inexperienced

Inexperience offers the opportunity to improve or the peril of developing patterns that hamstring your future. Here are two tragic blunders of inexperienced leaders.  #1. Resisting – rather than actively seeking – input… Continue reading

How to Transform Meetings That Suck the Life Out of You

  When was the last time you left a meeting ready to charge hell with a squirt gun?     Lousy meetings are problem-solving activities with the wrong people in the room. The… Continue reading

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