• Rose Marie Sloan

Tip 125: Do We Need To Meet?




How many times have you asked yourself, “Do we need to meet?” Adopting rules for creating an effective meeting structure, as well as changing meeting behaviors, will help you and your team meet productively when needed.


In the article, Four questions to ask before you plan your next meeting, Elizabeth Doty encourages leaders to “step-back and think like an architect” when scheduling meetings. She offers these four questions for you to consider:


  1. Why are we gathering?

  2. Who needs to be here?

  3. What conversation needs to happen?

  4. How might we create the conditions for that conversation?


Be intentional when designing your meetings so you create an environment of engaging conversations for people to gather information and work toward the goal in a productive and accelerated way.


Read Elizabeth Doty’s article to learn more about this week’s leadership tip.

Four questions to ask before you plan your next meeting








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