How often are you apart of meetings that have a topic(s) but no clear purpose that you are aware of? You Meet–You Talk–then the meeting ends and as you walk out the door, you scratch your head and ask yourself, “Was anything decided?” Frustrating, isn’t it? Did you know that you can change this? You can! By simply asking “One Question!”
What is your “Current Reality” for the meetings you lead?
What is your “Current Reality” for the meetings you attend?
If your meeting scores are 4s or 5s to the right–You are an incredible leader! I want to join your team! Will you please share your “best practices” for meeting effectivenss with me? (actually with everyone)
But if your meeting scores are 4s or 5s to the left, would you like to know the one question that you can use to move your meetings to the right side of the scale?
In a recent meeting that I was attending, one of the other meeting participants asked a very simple question that had a huge impact on our meeting: As soon as our meeting got going, she simply politely asked:
“What ‘Outcome’ are we looking for?”
As soon as our group settled on the “Outcome” we had traction! And soon we walked out of the door of that meeting with that “Outcome” in hand!
So the very next time you are part of a meeting that has a topic but no stated purpose, you can serve everyone gathered by politely asking, “What ‘Outcome’ are we looking for?”
(Look for future posts with more potential questions for you to use to increase your meeting effectiveness!)
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