Achieving the Stated Purpose and Driving Results

We all know the tools and practices that, when used, make meetings effective; however, when we’re meeting with the same people day after day and year after year, the overhead associated with preparing for and following up on every meeting can feel like wasted time. However, as someone who’s made a living coaching executive teams […]

Establishing the Right Meeting Order and Times

The order and times of our recurring meetings is as important as the content of our meetings. A client I was working with had a meeting every morning with the senior people responsible for completing a complex software project.  The workday began at 7:00 AM so the meeting was scheduled for 8:00 to give the […]

Reduce Your Time in Meetings by Establishing the Right Set of Meetings

For more than twenty years I’ve been a road warrior.  You can find me most Sunday afternoons boarding a plane to ensure I can be at my client’s site first thing Monday morning.  Friday afternoons I fly home for a fast paced weekend, largely focused on doing the basic chores and errands necessary to keep […]

Leveraging Fortune 500 Meeting Behaviors

I’ve heard it said that most of an executive’s work is done in meetings.  In fact, many executives I’ve worked with spend the preponderance of their day in meetings, leaving little time for anything else. Because so much time is spent in meetings, making the concerted effort to ensure we have effective meeting practices in […]

Optimizing Product Development: An Agreed Upon Gating Process

In the too recent past I worked with a company who operated in stovepipes.  Although the had a talented executive leadership team they didn’t have in place a gating process that forced them to validate each project against its return on investment and marketability at each gate.  Once a project was approved the project management […]