Meetings get a bad rap, and deservedly so - most are disorganized and distracted. But they can be a critical tool for getting your team on the same page. (Justin Rosenstein)
Many business meetings are a huge waste of time, dollars and talent.
You need a solid plan to get and keep your team on the same page. You want to increase participation and the sharing of ideas. Healthy, passionate discussions need to be the norm. You know that valuing and respecting the unique strengths and talents of each individual team member is important. You also want to create an atmosphere that welcomes different perspectives and the contributions of every player on the team. By leading your team in this manner, results and relationships will improve. And your team will very likely discover new and innovative solutions to difficult problems.
Written over a decade ago, Patrick Lencioni's book Death By Meeting is still a great resource for leaders who are committed to achieving better results through more productive meetings. Lencioni provides a simple framework for meetings that work:
Questions: What will you stop doing when leading meetings? What will you start doing when leading meetings? What one take away was most helpful?
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