Category Archive: Meetings and agendas

The Complete List of Toxic Behaviors that Poison Teams

Toxic behaviors connected to communication: Assume silence is agreement. Overstate teammate’s opinions and question their motives. Sweep difficult topics under the carpet. Speak for others. Begin sentences with “you” – you always and… Continue reading

10 Ways to Deal with Distracting Teammates

I wrote a post about standing out. Fitting in makes you irrelevant. Doug responded by leaving a comment explaining a team member who stands out in a disruptive way. Doug wrote, “The problem now… Continue reading

How to Bring Teams Together During Crisis

Crisis is a journey of transformation. During crisis you and your organization change or die. Meetings during tough times: Successful meetings create focus and increase energy. Reconnect with purpose. Your purpose is bringing value to your… Continue reading

10 Commandments that Fix All Lousy Meetings

The responsibility for great meetings is always the responsibility of the person leading the meeting. Great meetings create focus, clarity, decisions, and useful activity.   The people around the table can’t wait to… Continue reading

How to Have Fiery Meetings and Not Blow Up

The alternative to fiery meetings is assembling teams that see everything from the same perspective. Uncontested unanimity is feel-good mediocrity. 7 requirements for fiery meetings: Invite dynamic tensions on teams as long as… Trust… Continue reading

7 Ways Quiet Leaders Get the Most From Talkers

Quiet leaders struggle with talkers. They wonder if we’ll ever shut up. Leaders should be wondering if they talk too little not too much. 10 dangers of talkative leaders: Forgetfulness. By the time you stop talking,… Continue reading