May 20, 2016
What happens between meetings is where the real magic of meetings matters.
When you leave a meeting feeling good - it was a great conversation - and things don't change substantially before the next meeting you can do better.
Successful Senior Leaders know that it's what happens between meetings what really matters - it's what changes things and moves a project, team, department or agency forward.
Bottom line - when you have figured out how to have effective meetings don't forget about what needs to happen between meetings.
We started the series discussing PURPOSE, and the potential power in each meeting. Last week we explore the power of PREPARATION.
Today we will focus on the PATH or PROCESS. There is an art to conversation just as there is an art to hosting powerful meetings. When you have carefully prepared and personally honed your skills you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in almost any meeting.
A meaningful conversation isn't possible when we just use our meetings to download information. If you are guilty of doing this you are wasting the resources in the room and the cost is much higher than you likely realize.
The blog post offers supporting documentation including a review of the Things to Consider & Things You Can Do for the series. It now has three sections (one for each episode in the series) so there are more points for reflection and action steps for you to consider.
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Want to be part of our upcoming PILOT? ImpactBank is looking for 9 senior leaders in their first 2 years in a new role to help us test a unique approach for our ON YOUR MARK….™ signature system. We want 3 people from each of the non-profit, for-profit and post-secondary sectors. Let us know if you are interested in being considered AND reach out for more information - HERE'S AN OUTLINE. The rates are commensurate with it being a pilot.
Thank you to all the regular listeners. A special thanks to Kimberly for all your enthusiastic support and advice EVEN THOUGH YOU RECENTLY ASSURED ME YOU DON'T LISTEN TO PODCASTS; to Olivia, Emily, Sara, Susanne, Brian and Alan for your direct and thoughtful feedback; to Augusta for the coaching (you really are kick-ass and I hear you in my head every week).
Thanks again to Greg and Rob for the Kickass Koach theme and bridge music.
Next Time: A new series begins on HABITS - the good the bad and the ugly - not necessarily in that order!
Don’t miss it….Until next Friday, Make it a kickass week!