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Keeping meetings, tight, effective and on-track takes discipline. And meetings that waste time also squander energy, productivity, and money.
When you follow these 15 tips you gain respect and buy-in as you run meetings that are valuable, efficient and productive.
- Hold meetings standing up to capture more excitement and reduce the length of the meeting.
- Include decision makers so decisions can be finalized at the meeting.
It seems every day brings more e-mails, more data, more information to sort through. Your workload increases but you can’t add more hours to the day. How can you push back?
Even the minor stress of life’s little annoyances — traffic, long meetings and tight deadlines can take a toll on our well-being, sense of personal balance and overall effectiveness.
You might wonder how that could be a concern to your management style, since you’re regularly devoting time to your leadership skills. If you’re the only one affected by those minor stresses — after all, you do your best to navigate office politics and minimize their impact on your team — what does it matter?[…] Continue Reading »
Your team is made up of some of the best — you have seen them in action and you know they’re great players. Every day, you see them minimize risk, manage issues and deliver quality work. They almost always execute flawlessly and you trust them to get the job done, praising and motivating them to perform well.[…] Continue Reading »
Trust is a key element in all human interactions. Nowhere is it more important than in a work environment. Yet, often leaders pay little attention to how actions affect trust.
If leaders aren’t mindful of these actions, they can soon lose the trust of their employees. When that happens, teamwork, communications and performance suffer. Employee dissatisfaction, lower productivity and higher turnovers increase company costs.[…] Continue Reading »