Run Agile Meetings

So much has been written about meetings.  There is 1 goal from having meetings – reduce confusion.  Yea, some calls it alignment or whatever but I prefer the word confusion. It is precise. Specifically, confusion stems from these questions:DOES EVERYONE KNOW…  – What the goals are?– Why the goals are the way they are? –… Continue reading Run Agile Meetings

Make Better Team Decisions: Consensus VS Consent

Have you ever gotten stuck in meetings trying to get everyone onboard? Or when everyone is onboard no one seemed satisfied? Or folks wouldn’t go all in, even though the majority picked a decision? “It’s a bad decision. I am not part of this.” There are two dynamics at play here. 1st, consent vs consensus:When… Continue reading Make Better Team Decisions: Consensus VS Consent

Make Meetings Suck Less

It’s Monday, the day of endless meetings. You will be enduring meetings and someone is going to be enduring your meetings. You are the conductor of your meetings. Let’s #bossbetter and make this week the week our meetings begin to suck marginally less. 1. ‍Getting everyone up to speedWe often spend way too much time… Continue reading Make Meetings Suck Less

Stop Asking For Solutions- Ask For These 3 Things Instead

“Don’t come to me with problems, come to me with solutions!”This lazy directive is a perfect opportunity to **#bossbetter**. I get it- We say this because we genuinely want our teams to sort stuff out. We want them to care more and think harder. We actually need their solutions and ideas too. Yet, this is… Continue reading Stop Asking For Solutions- Ask For These 3 Things Instead