Have you ever had that sinking feeling in your stomach about going to meetings? There are many reasons we may dread meetings—they can be boring, unorganized, unfocused, not related to my responsibilities, poorly managed, a waste of time, and the list goes on and on.
To help coach leaders in this area, Leading with Honor incorporates a baseline assessment of each leader’s unique leadership behavior using an online assessment like Leadership Behavior DNA. Some leaders have a natural bent towards building positive relationships, while others focus primarily on getting results. With that knowledge in hand, the following three points can be better customized for professional development – here they are:
- Be intentional to show respect and dignity for others.
Learn to appreciate all types of people early in life, and see the good in others regardless of their education or background. Make a commitment to lead others by showing genuine respect and dignity. Having that type of commitment takes a lot of courage and inner confidence.
- Establish clear expectations.
Next, watch as he talked about the importance of having clear expectations for meetings. It reduces fear and gives positive energy that increases productivity and problem-solving.
It’s crucial that everyone understands the ground rules, their responsibilities, the agenda, and the leader’s desired outcomes. They should expect that if they’re on target with their commitments, they can feel good about reporting successful progress. On the other hand if they are behind in meeting their goals, they must provide solid explanations and solutions about the problems.
- Communicate openly and often to collaborate.
Ultimately individual goals impact team goals, which drive organizational success. Communicating effectively is hard work for anyone, but it’s more of a stretching exercise and adapting out of their comfort zone for others.
Make the choice to have the character, courage, and commitment to follow through. Please join the conversation by commenting below.
Also, read and watch entire coaching article on this topic – “3 Behaviors That Produce Successful Meetings”