|Wooden's Wisdom - Volume 12||Issue 623|
|Craig Impelman Speaking | Championship Coaches | Champion's Leadership Library Login|
"PEAK PERFORMANCE REQUIRES PROPER PLANNING."
In a group endeavor, a key part of "Proper Planning" is having effective meetings. Unfortunately, leaders are not always properly trained on the fundamentals of how to properly run a meeting. If you are in a position of leadership, I would highly recommend you read: "Death By Meeting" by Patrick Lencioni.
I implemented the ideas of this book into a company I had been running for ten years and our growth, creativity and efficiency improved exponentially in the next five years.
The very basic principles are:
Meetings start and stop on time. If a meeting is at 10 a.m., all attendees should be seated and ready to go at 9:55 a.m. We start at 10 with whoever is there.
The agenda for the meeting should be distributed a minimum of three days in advance. If it is a meeting where you are asking for input, the topics and agenda should be distributed at least seven days in advance.
In a collaborative meeting, great leaders talk 20% of the time and listen 80% of the time. The leader’s role is to spark debate not come up with answers.
All action items that are a result of the meeting are assigned with deadlines before the end of the meeting.
Here are four (4) different recurring meetings types to consider and spark ideas:
Review the attached PDF for the details. View PDF
All this is meaningless if the leader makes participants feel that there will be repercussions implied or otherwise if participants directly or indirectly disagree with the leader’s point of view. Participants must also not feel that if their idea fails it will be held over their head in the future.
You can’t function as a team member if you are following in fear.
Do your team members follow in fear?
Yours in Coaching,
So easy to say what another should do,
Edgar Albert Guest (1881-1959)
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