Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Big Three Rules for Staff and Board Meetings

1. Listen as an ally – Listen to other people’s ideas first before thinking of reasons it won’t work. Always listen with the team in mind, not “me” first.

2. Focus on the task at hand – Focus on the conversation and don’t have side conversations or distractions. Cell phones off & no computers. Keep to the specific point of the conversation rather than trying to bring up another point or topic all together.

3. Silence means agreement – Everybody’s opinion is valued and needed, but if you don’t speak up on a subject it’s assumed you agree with what’s been said. There should be no “meetings in the parking lot after the meeting” so you can share your “real” opinion afterwards.

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