About the Post

Author Information

Gifted and Dynamic Public Speaker, with a gift of Servant Leadership. Engineer by degree, Leader by Destiny. My goal is to make people better so that they lead a successful life and career.

Encourage Decisiveness at Your Next Meeting (Repost from Harvard Business Review)

Siccar Point Taken from cliff top looking Nort...

Image via Wikipedia

Meetings without outcomes are a waste of time. Yet, many meetings fail to produce results because the conversation circles around the issues rather than focuses on them. To make sure decisions happen and people take action, you need to have a productive dialogue. Here are four things every meeting
should be:

  1. Open. The outcomes of your meeting should not be predetermined. Questions like, “What are we missing?” signal honest searching for alternative perspectives.
  2. Candid. Encourage people to air conflicts. When people express their real opinions, productivity increases.
  3. Informal. Keep it loose. Conversations should be unscripted with honest questions and spontaneity.

Conclusive. Everyone should leave knowing exactly what they are expected to do.

Tags: , , , , ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: