Oprah… She has built a media, entertainment, and philanthropic empire over her career, so it is safe to say she knows a thing or two about leading successful meetings. To ensure every meeting is productive and stays on target, she starts with these 3 questions:
- What is our intention for this meeting?
- What’s important?
- What matters?”
Clarity. Focus. She gets things done by clearly defining intentions for the meeting and then sticking to those intentions. We are all busy, and meetings can be a time suck if not run with clarity and focus. This applies to us all, whether planning and running the meeting or as an attendee, we all play a part in ensuring a meeting delivers intended results. Additional advice is shared in the linked article, including:
- Information – Share it ahead of time. Spending valuable meeting time to review new information is a waste of expensive time. Send it out ahead for all to review and, as an attendee, review it and come prepared.
- Outcome – Effective meetings result in decisions: What, When, Who. They then go further to also establish clear direction and accountability.
What can you do to help your next meeting deliver on intention?
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