8 Meeting Purposes

8 Meeting Purposes – What Tasks Are You Asking a Group to Complete?

Effective meetings are first based on clear line of sight to the end result, preferably something that can be documented.  All too often meeting purposes rely on determining WHAT the deliverable ought be. For most groups, this clearly indicates weak methodology.  Here are the eight most common reasons or meeting purposes and some of the benefits and problems…

Meeting Parking Lot Method

How to Manage Your Meeting Parking Lot and Action Items

At the conclusion of your meeting or workshop, review the outputs and deliverable (eg; decision, actions, information, priorities, reports, etc.), created during the meeting. Before you manage your meeting parking lot (ie, Open Issues), ensure that the pieces fit together and form one cohesive product. Use documentation generated during your meeting to structure a quick…

Roles and Responsibilities

Transform Roles and Responsibilities Into a GANTT Chart

Create a GANTT chart when the discussion or meeting deliverable focuses on WHO is responsible for WHAT; aka, Responsibility Matrix or Roles and Responsibilities (see below). The person that steps up to accept ‘Responsibility’ is likely the best person to have a clue about estimating WHEN something may be completed, HOW MUCH extra money may be…

Nobody is Smarter than Everybody

Faciliter—”to render easy”

With this initial blog we have launched compelling content about the dynamic role of a facilitator into the interactive world of instant communications.  This blog site will anchor feeds to Linked-In, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Facebook, and potentially more than 300 other sites for seekers of improved leadership skills. Topics soon to appear include: Precise questioning technique,…