Category: Meeting Tips

Manage Smarter 07 – Shane Murphy: The Team-led Team Concept

Shane Murphy is a workforce optimization expert and an evangelist of an organizational strategy he calls “Team-led Team.” Most recently, Shane used this concept to elevate an auto parts software team’s performance to unprecedented levels. In episode 07, we discuss this merits of this concept, concerns some skeptics may have and how managers can get out of the weeds by loosening their grip. Shane is an ardent Liverpool supporter, so we also draw parallels between team management in the “beautiful game” and business.

Tips on How to Escape Unproductive Meetings

For some managers, work life equals meetings, which means you’re not really getting anything done. You can put a stop to this time sink by implementing some of the suggestions Dorie Clark made in a recent post on Harvard Business Review.

Managers: How Much is That Meeting Costing You?

Great ideas may come out of weekly meetings, but only if there’s effective follow-up. The more typical occurrence is that a meeting is a cost without a corresponding revenue increase to an organization. 

Improve Meeting Productivity with These Tips

While meetings are a necessary part of the modern workplace, leaders can make them less painful and more productive for participants. In his book, Principles: Life and Work, Ray Dalio outlines nine ways to improve your meetings.

How Long Do Your Meetings Last?

We have all been there – trapped in a meeting that extends past the stated end time. Often, the offenders in these meetings are senior executives who get excited about an idea that has come up

Are Your Team Members Operating in an Information Vacuum?

Have you detected trouble on your team lately? Are people arguing instead of focusing on work? The root of the problem may be that your people are operating in an information vacuum.

How to Disagree Without Arguing

The last thing you want is for everyone on your team to automatically agree with every idea you propose. Could they be holding back on what they really think because they fear disagreeing with you? If that’s the case, you may need to work on your leadership style.

How Team Meetings Help Develop Talent

Whether it’s reviewing how a sales rep did on the last client call, or discussing the next set of goals to work on, regular one-on-one meetings help employees focus on the future. Other organizational meetings can also help employees feel that someone has their best interests in mind.

How to Manage Meeting Mayhem

Not every meeting will go as planned. The way you handle a client or partner outburst during a meeting will impact the long-term relationship and impact your reputation as a manager.

How to Strengthen Team Dynamics Through Meetings

Are meetings taking over your life, and maybe the lives of your team members as well? As a leader, it’s worth asking how so many meetings managed to sneak onto your calendar and whether you can do anything about it.

How Top Sales Managers Coach Failing Reps

As a sales manager, you might have one or more reps who are struggling to make their numbers. Colleen Francis, writing for the Salesforce.com blog, says the best managers use specific tactics to optimize rep performance. Here are the secrets.

The Magic Hour of Meetings

If people are always skipping your meetings or trying to reschedule them, maybe you’re choosing to hold them at the wrong time.

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