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Leading Productive Meetings

Completing action items


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Leading Productive Meetings

with Dave Crenshaw

Video: Completing action items

Whether you attended a group meeting or a one-to-one, you'll very likely come away from every meeting with action items, tasks, and projects that you need to work on. Part of the success of future meetings will depend upon your success in completing your action items. This means that if you can come to every meeting and show the other participants that you keep your commitments and you meet your deadlines, then you'll earn their trust. They'll learn they can count on you, and they'll likely give you greater respect in the workplace.
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  1. 1m 32s
    1. Welcome
      1m 3s
    2. Using the exercise files
      29s
  2. 11m 33s
    1. Understanding the principles of successful meetings
      3m 56s
    2. Using technology
      2m 12s
    3. Meeting virtually (audio and video conferencing)
      2m 55s
    4. Understanding the importance of time management
      30s
    5. Deciding between group and one-to-one meetings
      2m 0s
  3. 22m 21s
    1. Determining whether a meeting is necessary
      2m 50s
    2. Scheduling the meeting
      3m 0s
    3. Establishing ground rules
      2m 50s
    4. Determining who is in charge
      3m 21s
    5. Having an agenda
      2m 50s
    6. Preparing development
      4m 30s
    7. Coming prepared
      3m 0s
  4. 26m 5s
    1. Budgeting time
      2m 32s
    2. Taking minutes
      2m 34s
    3. Opening
      2m 32s
    4. Presenting the development
      3m 38s
    5. Following up on commitments
      2m 24s
    6. Giving everyone a voice
      3m 32s
    7. Giving and taking feedback
      3m 14s
    8. Keeping meetings productive and on topic
      2m 27s
    9. Reviewing action items and closing the meeting
      2m 2s
    10. Reviewing minutes
      1m 10s
  5. 15m 39s
    1. Understanding the importance of the one-to-one
      2m 29s
    2. Deciding who to meet with in a one-to-one
      2m 50s
    3. Establishing a one-to-one schedule
      2m 44s
    4. Determining the one-to-one agenda
      1m 56s
    5. Listening effectively ("What do you need from me?")
      1m 36s
    6. Delegating effectively ("This is what I need from you.")
      2m 19s
    7. Reviewing action items and closing
      1m 45s
  6. 4m 12s
    1. Completing action items
      1m 16s
    2. Following up on action items delegated to others
      2m 6s
    3. Reassessing the effectiveness of meetings
      50s
  7. 49s
    1. Final thoughts
      49s

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Leading Productive Meetings
1h 22m Appropriate for all Sep 02, 2011 Updated Jan 03, 2013

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In this course, author and business coach Dave Crenshaw teaches you to get the most from your meetings—turning them into productive avenues for communicating, connecting, and accomplishing real work. The course demonstrates a simple, usable framework that will help you lead and participate in meetings large and small and provides insight into how to schedule, conduct, and follow up on meetings with minimum time and maximum results.

Topics include:
  • Reducing the length and number of meetings
  • Making sure everyone feels heard and appreciated
  • Using one-on-one meetings to minimize workplace distractions
  • Following up on meeting work
Subjects:
Business Collaboration Business Skills Time Management Leadership Management
Author:
Dave Crenshaw

Completing action items

Whether you attended a group meeting or a one-to-one, you'll very likely come away from every meeting with action items, tasks, and projects that you need to work on. Part of the success of future meetings will depend upon your success in completing your action items. This means that if you can come to every meeting and show the other participants that you keep your commitments and you meet your deadlines, then you'll earn their trust. They'll learn they can count on you, and they'll likely give you greater respect in the workplace.

Now, just a comment to go along with that idea: when you complete an item that comes out of a meeting, report back; send an email or a note to the person you committed to and let them know that it's done. Now if you completed it just before the next meeting, of course, you can report back in the meeting itself. But it's usually helpful to other people to let them know the moment you've completed a commitment. Every time you do that, it relieves a small burden off their mind, so they don't have to wonder if you got it done.

Complete your commitments and those you work with will feel a great sense of trust, that whatever they give you, you'll get it done on time.

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