In this episode you will learn:
- What being on time communicates to your co-workers and team
- Why an agenda is so important to your meeting’s success
- How to determine if a meeting is even necessary or not
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One of the reasons meetings get derailed is that leaders aren’t thinking about them as a strategic part of the organization. I believe you should never have a meeting unless people are developed in the process of the meeting. If there’s not an exchange of ideas that are causing the people in the room to grow and to learn and to walk away having more knowledge than they had when they came in, then you really need to think about do you need to do the meeting a different way. That’s an overarching principle.
Even if you’ve got a meeting on the calendar planned, and closer to the time you see the meeting is not necessary, please cancel it. Don’t go forward with the meeting when something has changed that would cause you to think the meeting is not necessary. If it’s not necessary, tell your people! They’ll be very grateful that you’ve given them back the time.
Start the meeting well and start on time. It’s a killer for a leader not to start well and start on time. To your people their time is their money. The are investing in this meeting by showing up. It is disrespectful for you as a leader not to show up on time and be ready. You’re honoring your people.
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- Original blog post: Top 10 Ways to Increase Results in Meetings
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