In a team meeting, it's too easy for an individual employee to hide. Managers tell me all the time about that team meeting where you want to shine a bright light on Mr. Blue, the employee who has been coming in late and taking too many long breaks.
I am reminded yet again, that what seems like the awful stuff, so often becomes the good stuff. Then it becomes the really funny stuff and then the so very blessed stuff -- the rich memories and the shared laughter of being alive.
Many companies now have dispersed team members. We love the freedom to hire amazing people regardless of where they live. However, how do you run meetings like a rockstar when your entire team is not around the same physical table together?
I know I did not start my business so I could get more laundry done. I started my business so I could turn my passion into income helping other working moms make more money and live a healthy, more balanced life.
We've all been in a meeting that never seems to end and you wonder to yourself, "Why am I even here?" Most companies are what I like to call "meeting happy" and call meetings for just about everything and everyone is invited
How can we consistently provoke inspired conversation in all our business meetings? What would instigate a different level of engagement? What would produce a different level of solutions so that we actually spend less time in meetings?