In my opinion, the meeting facilitator’s primary role is to optimize meeting productivity. Well-structured meetings chaired by a competent facilitator can help keep attendees focused and engaged, hold people accountable for performance, support the decision-making process, and assign clear tasks to advance progress. Before giving you some of my recommendations for meeting facilitators, let’s review The 5 P's of Productive Meetings:
Meaningful achievement depends on lifting one's sights and pushing toward the horizon.
– Daniel H. Pink, Drive
Great executives lead a group of committed people to a destination on the horizon. They keep their head up. They trust each other. They’re probably not marching in formation, but they’re strategically aligned because they’re heading to the same place. What matters most is that everyone is looking forward.
At some point in their career, practically all business leaders hit a well-known, oft-discussed, and absolutely impenetrable barrier: they can’t clone themselves.
I go hunting at a duck club about an hour east of our San Francisco office, and last season when I aimed and shot at a Mallard, I had an inspiration. I realized why people have a hard time understanding business leaders – even if they really want to.
When you have disciplined people, you don’t need hierarchy.
Good to Great,
I’ve been running or attending meetings at businesses around the world for nearly twenty years.
Many of us have worked in companies where the executives all but hid in their offices and let only the bare minimum of carefully controlled information trickle out.
As life seems to be getting busier, are you finding yourself running faster and faster just to keep up?
In operations, numbers are everything. No matter what type of business, operations teams have the same quantifiable directive.
Understanding how Millennials function in the workplace can be a challenge. Here's how to make the most out of Meetings that include Millennials.
We’ve all experienced the awkward, frustrating attempt to converse with a person who relentlessly checks his or her phone. Their eyes rarely greeting your own as you speak: “Am I boring you?” “Is that text really necessary?” These are some questions that arise when someone expresses their egregious indifference towards you as you attempt to connect with them.