Tag Archive: Meetings

How to Survive an Ambush After the Meeting

Your team just made an important decision. You think everyone left the meeting ready to go. But Barney sticks his head in the door and asks, “Got a minute?” Barney says, “I’m not… Continue reading

7 Ways to Make All Teams Smarter

Teams, like individuals, can be smart or stupid.* Three factors impact team intelligence: Social sensitivity. Be aware of emotion. Bring it up when someone seems detached, disturbed, excited, or curious. “Barney, this idea… 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

How Experienced Leaders Become Stagnant and Mediocre

Repetition isn’t the path to improvement, unless you persistently work to improve.   The only way to improve is to focus on improvement. Experience turns to mediocrity when: You can’t explain what you’re… 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