Are your meetings intense?

Are your meetings intense?

Think of the last meeting you attended. Was it a snooze-fest, or was there keen interest? Excitement, perhaps?┬áPatrick Lencioni says that meetings should be intense, or they shouldn’t be happening at all. How can you transform your meetings from blah to wow?...
Power of walk and talk

Power of walk and talk

The word “meeting” has a negative connotation for many people. However, getting people in the same space (virtual or physical) is a requirement for getting some of our important work done. Humanergy’s always been a champion of “walk and...
Meetings: Fun or fluff?

Meetings: Fun or fluff?

I’ve been facilitating quite a few meetings lately. One of my challenges has always been how much time to allot for just general chit chat, banter or catching up. I think it’s important to invest in building relationships with the people on my team. On the...
What are you doing in meetings?

What are you doing in meetings?

You know what you need to achieve. The right people are in the room. You have plenty of coffee and snacks to keep the group energized. Your meeting is off to a great start, but how do you make sure that you get the results you need? Humanergy starts meetings by...
Three reasons NOT to have a meeting

Three reasons NOT to have a meeting

I saw a post today about how to drastically cut meeting time by sending out relevant materials in advance and proceeding right to discussion. Margaret Heffeman writes in her blog at cbsnews.com that assuming people do their homework and proceeding right to discussion...