Tag Archive: Meetings

How to Stop Wasting Time in One-on-Ones

Unfocused spontaneity ends in triviality. A squirrel on steroids chases every nut, but gets none. Schedule things that matter most or things that matter least will replace them. Don’t spend a little time… Continue reading

Ten Ways to Screw Up Your Next Meeting

When meetings go off the rails, the person at the head of the table is incompetent. Ten ways to screw up your next meeting: #1. Don’t state the purpose of the meeting. #2.… Continue reading

Bill Campbell Teaches Google Execs How to Run Meetings

“You’re like a dictator dolling out tasks.” (Bill Campbell to Jonathan Rosenberg.) I was surprised when Jonathan Rosenberg said his coach, Bill Campbell, wasn’t focused on efficiency. He focused on relationship and community.… Continue reading

An Incredible Meeting Agenda Any Leader Can Use

Lousy meetings are the rule – vibrant meetings the exception. In an ideal world, meeting-agendas arrive the day before the meeting. But you don’t live in an ideal world. Spontaneous agendas result in… Continue reading

A 3 Step Conversation Starter for Dynamic Teams

75% of cross-functional teams are dysfunctional. (Tabrizi) (Any team that has members from different departments is cross-functional. If marketing and production are present, for example, your team is cross-functional.)   7 challenges of… Continue reading

The Committee to Eliminate Committees (CTEC)

A camel is a horse designed by a committee. Camels are awesome but they’re a poor substitute for horses. A horse designed by a committee solves too many problems. A sarcastic suggestion: Establish… Continue reading