Learn how to keep your meetings action focused by reviewing previous meeting notes, checking in on previous commitments, bringing awareness to changes in the schedule, and making clear what actions must be taken and who will take them.
- Since so much of your time as a manager…is spent in meetings,…making sure meetings are effective is essential…to your productivity, right?…Yet, few of us think of meetings as productive.…Why is that?…I've found in my coaching…that most managerial meetings fail to be productive…because they fail to end with clear action.…In other words, we talked about what to do.…We had some valuable discussions,…maybe even a person or two vaguely agreed…we should do something about it.…
Yet in the end, we lacked anything specific…for us to follow up on.…Or, perhaps even worse in my opinion,…people did commit to an action,…but no one followed up on it.…It was just forgotten.…As a manager, you want to make sure…your meetings are always productive…and always focused on specific, meaningful action.…Action, then, becomes the most important part…of the meeting.…Here are some tips to make that happen.…
First, reserve time at the beginning of each meeting…for reporting.…Review the notes from the last meeting,…and check on each person who made a commitment,…
In this course, best-selling author Dave Crenshaw offers managers at all levels practical strategies for efficient time management. Dave covers time management best practices for managing people, including delegating tasks, managing expectations, and establishing productive one-on-one meetings. He also provides helpful tips for managing projects, including how to coordinate multiple projects, allocate scarce resources, hold a team accountable to deadlines, and communicate deadline changes when necessary. Additionally, Dave covers how to manage priorities, including using your calendar as a prioritization tool, keeping your meetings action-focused, and shifting priorities when the need arises.
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- Delegating effectively
- Establishing 1:1 meetings
- Managing expectations
- Focusing on people
- Setting a good example
- Training others
- Coordinating multiple projects
- Allocating resources
- Holding others accountable to deadlines
- Communicating changes
- Prioritizing tasks
- Managing your calendar
- Keep meetings action-focused