Tag Archive: Meetings

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

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

Meetings and the 5 Sources of Organizational Energy

The purpose of meetings is to energize small wins. 5 sources of organizational energy that connect to meetings: Progress. Nothing fuels energy more than moving the ball down the field. Contributing to a… 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 Bridge the Gap Between Talk and Action

Lousy teams drain energy, creativity, and resolve. Mediocre teams kill things slowly. Better to work alone than die a lingering death on a gasping team. Successful leaders move through talk to action. Leading teams: Few… 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