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
Category: Meeting Tips for Managers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If people are always skipping your meetings or trying to reschedule them, maybe you’re choosing to hold them at the wrong time.
Do you remember the people whoe coached you or inspired you through their words and actions? You can have the same impact on your team members, especially if you initiate specific kinds of conversations with them.
If you feel your weekly one-on-one meetings are falling into a rut of reviewing the same old topics, it may be time to change things up. Kevin Eikenberry recently discussed team member meetings in a blog post and encouraged readers to take the initiative to make improvements.
Managers know well that an effectively functioning team can make a huge difference to the bottom line. On the other hand, a dysfunctional team can result in ‘squandered’ work time at a cost of $15.5 million for the average large company.
On the TalentSpace.com blog, Susan Mazza explores why team members hesitate to say what they really think. She also suggests a few ways to develop a culture which encourages them to take risks and speak up.