Leadership is primarily all about relationships. That means that no matter how hard we try, we can't ever get away from holding meetings and working with people face to face. Managing a successful team or a successful business requires skill in holding effective meetings. In fact, we could go so far as to say that meetings are to professional managers what practice is to a professional athlete. So why are most meetings that we attend just so awful?
Most meetings suffer from crushing boredom because we have designed them to avoid the one thing that makes meetings interesting - conflict. Conflict and drama are what keep us entertained during a movie or television show, but do they really have a place in our meetings? Creative conflict has to be a part of the meeting or you won't keep people's attention and you won't get all of their input. When your team members trust each other enough to disagree and to offer their input without any reservation, then you know you are making the best decisions possible. But most employees feel that they can't do this, so they sit in meetings with their teeth clenched and silently determine that they'll never get behind whatever decision is made.
In our "Avoid Death by Meeting" mini-course you'll learn:
If you want to accelerate the effectiveness of your management career, you need to learn how to run meetings that will help your team reach its full potential. Let "Avoiding Death by Meeting" help you have more fun leading and get more done.
Jim Brown is the founder and principal facilitator at Leadership Tools. Jim has been helping leaders and organizations improve their leadership skills and align their leadership feedback for over a decade now. An expert in the use of psychometric assessment and survey, as well as adult education.
Jim has helped thousands of current and aspiring leaders to hone their skills both online and off. He has helped local businesses as well as global companies improve the quality and effectiveness of their leadership. This has led to improvement in employee engagement, morale, and productivity. Leadership development is one of the most cost effective ways to positively impact your bottom-line results.
"Our company no longer looks anywhere else when we need leadership training as Jim and his company are able to provide the level of training we need for our supervisors, managers, and up and coming leaders. Fantastic rates and fantastic training ." - Heather Kerr - HR Manager AGI Nobleford