Tag Archive: Meetings

8 Ways to Create Great Meetings

Poorly run meetings start in the wrong place and end up rushed before they’re done. Right place: Leave inconsequential items for the end. Deal with big items at the beginning. I’m tempted to… Continue reading

Restarting Stalled Projects, Guaranteed

Every reason projects stall comes back to one, lack of urgency. Foggy deliverables, inadequate resources, blurred priorities, under qualified participants, and distant deadlines inevitably drain urgency. Who’s responsible: Save time, energy, and resources by… Continue reading

How to Make Risk Taking Less Risky

I woke up this morning to a few email questions from individuals seeking my perspective, advice, or suggestions. I usually answer questions with questions and when applicable reflect back what I see. Giving… Continue reading

Polite meetings waste time

  Yesterday I interviewed Robert Herbold, former Chief Operating Officer of Microsoft and author of “What’s Holding You Back.” Bob’s quiet, gentlemanly tone shifted toward disdain when the topic moved to wasting time in poorly… Continue reading

Next level meetings

The organization I lead is having a “next level” meeting. The leadership team, other key leaders, coordinators, and volunteers are attending a two hour power-packed experience. Goals of next level meetings Goal #1:… Continue reading

6 expressions of affirmation

She cautiously joins the leadership circle, feeling a bit out of place.  The leadership team invited her to the meeting for, what I’ll call, an affirmation session. She knows why she’s there but… Continue reading