Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

Five Rules for Facilitating Productive Leadership Team Meetings

By Amy Groot Subscribe to RSS | January 20th 2012 | Views:
loading
 
  



As a change agent, you might occasionally need to facilitate a leadership team to drive your change initiative forward. Like many meetings, leadership team meetings can be boring and ineffective executive leadership training team meetings are especially challenging because the time when the entire team can meet in the same room is rare and easily squandered.

Follow these five rules to increase the productivity of your leadership team meetings, and thus make progress on your change initiative.

1. Know the goal. What do you need the leadership team to do by the end of their limited Time management together? What are the key decisions that need to be made, and what issues should be discussed? Design the meeting with the required steps and final outcome in mind.

2. Prepare in advance. At a bare minimum, create and distribute the agenda and any review materials beforehand. To be most effective, meet with individual team members before the meeting to prepare them for what is expected of them. Leave only the key items that need to be done together for the meeting agenda. Everything else should be done in advance to the extent possible.

3. Critique, don't create. If your initiative requires that the leadership training team develop something new (like a strategy, scorecard, new product, etc.), do not start with a blank sheet of paper at the meeting. According to Jeff Lebow of Alignment at Work, LLC, "It's easier to criticize than to create." Although it can be tempting to have the team create something from scratch as a means to build buy-in to the final product, the process can be frustrating, takes longer, and is unnecessary. Build a draft from the input you receive during the pre-meetings, and point out where the group agreed and disagreed as a starting point for a more meaningful conversation.

4. Separate the important from the urgent. If the team starts discussing the latest fire, the meeting will be derailed. Unfortunately, as a team that probably meets infrequently, they might use your meeting as an opportunity to catch up on the latest news and updates. As much as possible, keep the focus on the important topic at hand. Use a "parking lot," a separate flip chart where extraneous topics can be captured and discussed at a later time.

5. Integrate fun. Stodgy boardrooms need a jolt of energy to break its inhabitants out of their normal habits. Sometimes the air is thick with politics when leaders get in the same room. Play and humor are great equalizers. Use creativity toys, games and role-playing to break the tension, kick leaders out of their comfort zones and get your point across. When you take charge as a facilitator, you'll be surprised what people will do if you tell them to, regardless of their title.

One way to increase support for your change initiative is to not make key leaders dread getting together to talk about it. When you follow these rules, meetings will start to be meaningful and productive, and even enjoyable.

Amy Groot - About Author:
FranklinCovey is a global leader in effectiveness training, productivity toolsleadership, productivity, time management , leadership training , executive leadership training , strategy execution, and assessment services for organizations and individuals. FranklinCovey helps companies achieve greatness by unleashing the power of their work forces to focus and execute on top business priorities. Clients include multinationals, mid-sized and small, as well as numerous government entities and educational institutions. Organizations and individuals access FranklinCovey products and services through corporate training and consulting, licensed client facilitators, one-on-one coaching, public workshops andwww.franklincovey.com.au/

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:
http://www.articleside.com/advertising-articles/five-rules-for-facilitating-productive-leadership-team-meetings.htm

Related Advertising Articles Subscribe to RSS

De-cluttering life, one storage idea at a time
Published by Simon Dcruz on March 1st 2012 | Business
Self storage solutions are what come to mind in situations like these. One can rent as much space as...
 
Points to consider at the time of storage container hire
Published by Andrew Watson on December 23rd 2011 | Business
In present time there are a number of people around the globe who suffer from anxiety and stress rel...
 
DoD Training Contains Life-time Capabilities Softwares
Published by Colbert Patel on January 12th 2012 | Business
Held in a extensive effort to cut the federal deficiency, Barak create an announcement concerning ne...
 
It's party time !!!
Published by Jones David on May 3rd 2012 | Advertising
The Big Day is around the corner, and you need to get started on your shopping list. If you are new...
 
Zodiac Solutions Inc- Making effective management your criteria for growth
Published by Rahul on July 24th 2012 | Business
To help your organization’s success stay constant even in the times of economic slowdown, there ar...
 
A decent online classified ad makes your business grow in no time.
Published by Harry on February 24th 2012 | Business
Being able to online advertise your website, business or sale purchase of anything, and if you have ...
 
It could be a good time to speak to a Mortgage Broker Northampton
Published by James Blee on June 18th 2012 | Business
We pride ourselves on offering reliable and professional ro ro shipping options which are also affor...
 
Shopping online with Horizonfitness.com coupon is a wonderful experience that saves time and money
Published by Gayathri Devi on February 22nd 2012 | Business
People can enjoy amazing savings on their shopping expenses by going for online shopping. The online...
 
BCs Driving School driving lessons in Bradford thatll see you passed in no time at all
Published by James Blee on August 9th 2012 | Advertising
The First Time Pass Course from BC’s Driving School is a 10 lesson course of driving lessons Bradf...
 
Is this a good time to switch electricity providers?
Published by ShopTexasElectricity on February 17th 2012 | Business
In energy deregulated market such as that in Texas, switching providers can give you the best electr...
 
Services Offered by Property management Sioux Falls Companies
Published by Julia Roger on May 25th 2012 | Business
The Property management Sioux Falls companies are the most famous names in business. They have earne...
 
It is time to hire professional packing and moving companies
Published by Kumari Ankita on January 19th 2012 | Business
Packing from one city to another is the most daunting task we ever have. Fast pace life never allows...
 
Shoppers can save time and money on buying products with the help of Coffee.org coupons
Published by Gayathri Devi on February 25th 2012 | Business

Online discount Coffee.org coupons have a number of advantages over Coffee.org coupons available...
 
Real Estate Management Companies are in Great Demandreal estate management,
Published by James Blee on April 23rd 2012 | Advertising
As the economy showing signs of improvement world over, it has added a renewed life into people inte...
 
E-Check- Convenient and time saving
Published by James Blee on March 21st 2012 | Advertising
Any type of innovation that benefits in the carrying on the smooth business transaction are received...
 
Part-time Job - an Effective Way of Earning Income and being Responsible
Published by Mark Bennett on February 16th 2012 | Business
Having a part-time job will institute positive thinking. It gives your child a sense of responsibili...
 
Every time the likes of a Showtime or Starz manages to get a huge hit on its hands
Published by Xiaojuan on November 29th 2011 | Business
Darmody compounded his mistake, sending Mickey Doyle to Philadelphia to try to pay off his debt to H...
 
Rock Salt is very important, especially in winter time
Published by James Blee on June 16th 2012 | Business
Rock salt is also known as halite and is also known as the mineral form of sodium chloride. Unlike r...
 
Why Outsourcing Bookkeeping Work is Better Than Hiring a Full-time In-house Bookkeepers
Published by Amitaabh Saboo on May 11th 2012 | Business
Bookkeeping is a fundamental part of any business. It involves the tasks performed by a bookkeeper s...
 
Financial management of a festival production
Published by Adam Walker on April 11th 2012 | Business
Summer is coming up in Europe and the festival season is opening. This summer hundred thousands of p...