Category Archive: Meetings and agendas

7 Ways to Find The Next Best Play

Yesterday I had a conversation with Tim Sanders, author of the new book, “DEALSTORMING,” and former Chief Solutions Officer at Yahoo!. I’m a basketball enthusiast so we spent some time talking about coach… Continue reading

Brainstorming that Works Requires Two Sessions

The thing I hate about brainstorming is the lack of follow through. Brainstorming, without follow through, is an irritating braindrizzle. The challenge: Nothing kills a “what might we do” conversation more than adding “how… Continue reading

Unstructured Brainstorming is an Offense to Creativity

Meetings that neglect results and don’t impact behaviors are a colossal waste of time. Poorly run brainstorming sessions are the biggest waste of all. An invitation to an unstructured brainstorming meeting is an… Continue reading

The Most Unremarkable Thing Leaders Do

The most unremarkable thing leaders do is worry about themselves. Self-worry shrinks life. Fretting – over yourself – makes others into enemies. Self-focused hand-wringing stinks like fear. Lousy leaders worry too much about themselves. Interviews:… Continue reading

Bad Habits are Never Intentional

The rush to get things done is one reason you grow frustrated with the way things get done. You didn’t get up this morning with aspirations to go home discouraged. Bad habits are never… Continue reading

How to Seize the Biggest Missed Opportunity in Meetings

The higher you go in an organization, the more time you spend in meetings. Meetings are untapped opportunities to build culture. Live your values in meetings. Treat people – in the conference room… Continue reading