Useless meetings are the bane of every employee’s existence. In this lesson, productivity expert Carson Tate encourages you to start a meeting revolution whereby you set intentional goals and achieve them in a timely manner. In this lesson, you can learn how to be respectful of your team’s time, use design thinking to plan the layout, and evaluate the effectiveness of your meeting overall.
(gentle music) … - We all have too many meetings. … Our calendars are booked with back-to-back meetings … which really eats into our work day, … and you feel when you leave a meeting that was ineffective, … you feel like you just wasted your time. … So, as a manager leading a team, … I would encourage you to start something … I call a meeting revolution. … To really start that revolution, … the first step is to question the value … of every meeting that you lead. … Getting really clear on what's the purpose, … what's the outcome, … and what do I want to be different … as a result of me leading this meeting today? … If you can't get clear on any of those three, … then I would suggest you step back … and not call the meeting. … Once you're clear on the outcome, what you want to achieve, … then the second step … is to think very intentionally about who. … Who are the people on your team … or who are the people in your organization … that you need to have present … to achieve those goals. …
This course includes videos from:
Stanley Tucci, actor, director, and film producer
Carson Tate, consultant, author (Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style)
Tim Sanders, author, speaker, and former Yahoo! executive
Chief Rob Roy, former Navy SEAL
Scott Parazynski, physician and former NASA astronaut
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