Much has been written about transactional, practical advice on how to run a productive meeting. But the task in hand is nothing without the behaviour. Some good tips in this article about how to role model leadership in meetings... be present, listen fully, encourage full participation, adjust the speed of conversation appropriately, check in... all of these tips can be transferred to any group interaction. How effective are you spending your time with others?
There’s a lot of advice out there about how to make meetings more efficient and productive. And while it’s true that leading focused, deliberate conversations is critical to organizational performance, meetings aren’t just about delivering results. There’s another outcome that leaders should be paying more attention to: creating a quality experience for each participant.