Future Finest ~ Deliver like a pro
Meetings at work present great opportunities to showcase your talent. Do not let them go to waste.~ Abhishek Ratna
Meetings are at the heart of an effective organization, and each meeting is an opportunity to clarify issues, set new directions, sharpen focus, create alignment, and move objectives forward~ Paul Axtell
You should never go to a meeting or make a telephone call without a clear idea of what you are trying to achieve.~ Steve Jobs
How to deal with silences
Start with a few easy “yes” questions
eg: Before getting into the questions, I’d just like to go round the room to check “Have I understood your requirements adequately?”
What to do when you don’t know the answer
That’s a brilliant question – I didn’t think of checking that but I can see how important it is to you. I’m really glad you’re here today! I’ll look forward to finding the answer and I’ll get right back to you when I have it. What’s the best way to get hold of you for that?
How to deal with attendees that are not participating.
Some people like to have time to process information before contributing. Consider what you can share before the meeting so those who are more cautious and introverted have time to process the information.
Leading a Meeting
Take control (easy to say, not always easy to do) but don’t dominate
YOU Start the meeting.
Courtesy (thanks for coming)
Respect your colleagues time (mobiles off/silent, STAY IN THE ROOM)
Actions – what’s the output, by whom, and by when & CLOSE THE LOOP
Influence (not giving out a list of tasks)
How to turn ‘have-to’ into ‘want-to’
Beliefs > Values > Attitudes/Emotions > Behaviour
State the Outcome required, and then explore Outputs and then Activities
Who would be the best person to do that most effectively?
Professionally Speaking ~ Online
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About Roger Fairhead
Roger is a Leadership specialist and uses the PRIZE Winning Leadership model to help leaders improve their effectiveness and that of their teams, through remote and on-site delivery of keynotes, group training events and individual coaching sessions.
He is the author of several books including "PRIZE Winning Leadership" and “Personal Productivity Planner”, a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management and a Director of the Global Leadership Network UK with extensive experience in Project Management and Sales.
“He is articulate, tracks complex issues with ease and has an incredible gift for raising pearls of wisdom out of the murky depths of people and process.” His passion is to help people to learn effective leadership skills to lead their teams to capitalize on their strengths and passions to realize their dreams.
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