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You might be thinking about meetings the wrong way...

When we work on leadership, we expect to go deep, reflect, explore ourselves and others.

I’m not sure people have the same expectation about meetings....

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Collaborative organisations - not just more, but different...

If you’re going to lead better meetings, I need to shake the foundations under your feet.

Here goes.

Though there are MANY expressions of how...

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Don't mistake informality for psychological safety

Leaders confuse informality with distributed power. Not the same.

“Ohhhh, we all say what we think in this team”

“There’s no...

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Three questions to reset how you meet

10 years ago, I was too 'scared' to ask people how a meeting I was leading went.

Let's not open that can of worms.

We all did our best. We're all so, so...

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We're innovating the wrong meetings

A lot of innovation in meetings focuses on innovation meetings.

Most of the meetings people actually spend their working life in are much more mundane.


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Meeting 101

Old way:                                         ...

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You don't need to fix anyone in meetings

Leaders, how’s your coaching?

There is no more powerful place to develop your coaching leadership style* than in a meeting.

What you say and do in a...

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Friend, I see you in back to back meetings all day

I see you in back-to-back meetings all day.

I see you hello!-ing and how-are-you?-ing on the hour, every hour.

I see you starting the meeting. But not really...

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Why you shouldn't go to the same meetings as your direct reports

Start the week by getting out of your team's way.

If you’re invited to the same meeting as someone who reports to you, ask yourself:

Why am I...

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Did you know there are two types of conflict - one good, one bad?

I don’t really like conflict.

It makes me feel a bit sick, especially in meetings where any disagreement is played out in full view of everyone.


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Improve something about a meeting in 60 seconds

If one thing in one meeting is annoying you…

~ Wait, ONE thing? ~

One thing for now.

The simplest, lowest friction way to change is just to reflect on...

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A conversation pattern for turning bad conflict into good conflict

Few of us enjoy having a tense stand off in a meeting. It's exhausting. It slows work down. It makes teams perform poorly.

But here's the thing.


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