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Leading starts with good meetings

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I was wondering how often you meet with your staff and what do you discuss?

Regular meetings are necessary to share your vision for your company and stay in touch with your staff. A good meeting has a purpose. In other words, there is a purpose and subject beyond " its Tuesday, so we have a meeting".

Here are a few things I like to include in my staff meetings, and I would like to hear what you do in your meetings that works well.

1. Have your desired result in mind. Plan the meeting around what you want to accomplish.

2. Do an outline of your agenda. Set some subjects, add the WIFM factor and what the ultimate goal is.

3. Identify key participants and how they play into the plan. Ask for their help because they are effective and good at what they do.

4. Set goals and get them to participate with open ended questions, like " Jim, how can we get this done? this is right up your alley"

5. The wrap up, recap the thrust of the meeting, thank them for their help, and let them know we will recap how it went next meeting.

I'm looking for some feedback on what works at your meetings....

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