Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Maximizing Meeting Potential...

Having attended my fair share of meetings, I've become something of a "meeting connoisseur." Below are five suggestions for maximizing your team's meeting potential.

#1 Start Every Meeting By Sharing Wins.
This puts you in a positive frame of mind. Don't under celebrate what God is doing!

#2 Do An Occasional Off-site Meeting.
Change of Pace + Change of Place = Change of Perspective

#3 Don't Talk Corporately About What Can Be Handled Individually.
If you talk about something that not everybody needs to know about you're wasting their time. And the larger your staff the more time you're wasting!

#4 Cut Your Agenda In Half.
The more you talk about the less you accomplish!

#5 Make Sure Everything You Talk About Lands On A To-Do List.
Make sure someone is responsible for everything you talk about or it will end up on the next meeting agenda and cause twice the frustration.