Category Archive: Meetings and agendas

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

How to Lead Meetings People Love to Attend and Get Work Done at the Same Time

Unproductive meetings drive productive people nuts. If organizational culture is the way we treat each other while we work, Meetings are culture building activities. 10 reasons the meeting sucked: Bloviators.  Texting under the… Continue reading