I ask this question because what always interests me when someone employs me to help them have more productive meetings, and they want to know how to lead a team meeting at their best.
When asked how do you know when a meeting is productive it often takes some really powerful questions to ease the information out.
They have a sense that it is not productive now based all kinds of feedback, intuition and gut instincts or simple frustrations that what they, as the leader wanted to have happen, did not happen.
They often have not taken the time to really consider if it were just the way they would like it to be, it would be like what?
What is happening in your meetings now?
If you had a to give your discussions a mark out of 10, 0 being they don’t happen and 10 they are very productive what score would you give your discussions? Please leave your score below and notice after doing the questions below if the score changes.
Where does this score come from?
How do you know it is that score? What are you hearing, seeing and feeling that tells you that?
How would the team score them?
These are great questions to ponder and consider but try these and notice what happens when you change your focus to change the results.
What is working about your meetings?
How do you know? What do you hear, see and feel that tells you that?
What needs to happen for that to happen again?
Recognise your learning
What do you know NOW as a result of reading this, that perhaps you did not know before?
What difference does knowing that make, if any?
Plan your next best step
What would you like to have happen next?
Thanks for Listening