MEETINGS - Meeting Planning
WE MEET OTHERS TO:
Anytime you're in a meeting, your sending a message about:
LIFE IS SHORT AND DECISIONS ABOUT PEOPLE MUST BE MADE
WE ALWAYS SEND SIGNALS TO OTHERS
In essence, every meeting you attend is a prospective job interview and a current job evaluation
YOU CAN ALWAYS DO BETTER
In meetings, take a good look around you----
JUST MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT MEETING YOU'RE IN, AND IF YOU'RE RUNNING THE MEETING, KNOW WHAT MEETING YOU'RE RUNNING
AS YOU JUDGE THEM, THEY JUDGE YOU
When attending a meeting, you have made a judgement that a particular meeting is, in the long run, a more valuable use of
your time than anything else you might otherwise do.
YOUR MERE DECISION TO ATTEND A MEETING IS A WIN OR A LOSS, A STEP FORWARD OR A STEP BACKWARD IN ACHIEVING YOUR BASIC LONG TERM GOALS
Good meetings and bad meetings are contagious
Even if you're not running the meeting, it's still YOUR meeting. You have an obligation to shape it and to extent possible you must own every meeting you attend
AUTHORITY IS 20% GIVEN AND 80% TAKEN
In every meeting you attend, you ought to have your own personal agenda
WHEN YOU CALL THE MEETING, YOU TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR IT
BUT....when you set out for a personal agenda, you are destroying the whole meeting and therefore your own objectives.
GROUPS are far more likely to err than the individual
"People meet because common, rational interests bring them together. However, these presumed interests, often poorly articulated, are easily overwhelmed by conflicting personal needs and interests, emotions, difficulties of communications, the tendency to abdicate responsibility and that strange dynamics of group behavior
CLICK HERE to read the Types of Personalities at Meetings
REMEMBER: You are better off working for a few successful meetings than a list of mediorce ones
In meetings you are dealing not only with memory, but with power, ego, emotionss, ambitions, hidden motivations and a host of other factors.
Some personalities simply don't mix. Some relationships carry limitations. Personal and professional feelings will further distort communication.
TO GET THE MOST OUT OF A MEETING, YOU MUST:
DON'T CALL A UNNESSESSARY MEETING - IT MAKES YOU LOOK BAD
PREPARING A MEETING. QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU PREPARE
1) Do you have authority to get the job done?
2) Who's attending and who should attend?
3) What are the primary issues that must be discussed?
4) Where should the meeting take place?
5) Where is the appropriate time for the meeting?
6) What will be the process of the meeting?
7) How will decisions be reached?
ALWAYS DO YOUR HOMEWORK
SEE YOURSELF AS OTHERS SEE YOU-Put yourself in the other guy's shoes so you can understand them well enough to communicate.
WAYS TO MAKE A MEETING EXCITING
AFTER THE MEETING
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