It is time yours become meetings worth attending; ones which make effective, consensual decisions.
Sadly too few are!
Do read Al Pittampalli’s book “Read this before the next meeting” and visit his website http://modernmeetingstandard.com/
Also Nancy Kline has taught me some great disciplines and approaches to what she calls “Transforming Meetings”. Sadly I have ruined the lives of many leaders who I train in these approaches. They now hate surviving through the agony of the 90% of meeting they attend which don’t use these disciplines.
1. Send the agenda out at least 5 working days beforehand. Ensure there are only two agenda items in a 90 minute meeting in the form of questions. For example “What can we do to reduce costs by 10%?”
2. Everyone reads the update email before hand. This meeting is not for you to verbally download your in-box on them or bore them with PowerPoint. Don’t use it – if you have to give a 1 page handout max.
Good luck making meetings inspiring. So few are that you will stand out from the crowd.
Warm regards Jonathan