30. LIVE - Make Your Meetings Matter
By Patrick Lencioni - March 2020
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30. LIVE - Make Your Meetings MatterAt the Table with Patrick Lencioni
In a special episode recorded live from the stage of Table Group's UnConference, Patrick Lencioni, Cody Thompson and Chris Jenson tackle one of the most important activities in business - meetings. They take questions from the audience and explore how to run better, more effective meetings.
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1:59 — If Patrick Lencioni was going to assess a company, he’d observe a meeting first.
4:08 — The two reasons why meetings suck.
4:33 — Patrick Lencioni explains reason one: they are boring.
5:45 — Chris Jenson unpacks why people like movies and hate meetings.
6:31 — Healthy conflict and tension are important to make meetings exciting and engaging.
8:18 — Cody Thompson tells us about his first meeting at The Table Group.
9:08 — Patrick Lencioni explains reason two: they are ineffective.
9:39 — Patrick Lencioni unpacks the idea of Meeting Stew.
11:10 — The four meeting types:
11:38 — 1) Daily Check-In
13:14 — 3) Monthly Adhoc Strategic
14:43 — 4) Quarterly Off-Site
15:58 — 2) Weekly Tactical
16:23 — Patrick Lencioni explains why you should never sit through a boring meeting again.
17:05 — Patrick Lencioni talks about coming up with the team’s real-time agenda.
23:03 — Patrick Lencioni unpacks what bad meetings look like.
23:53 — Cody Thompson explains tactical topics vs strategic topics.
25:34 — Cody Thompson tells a funny story about bad meetings.
27:18 — Chris Jenson tells teams that a struggling how to get started with the new meeting model.
28:31 — Question from the live audience: Can virtual meetings be great?
31:20 — Question from the live audience: How can teams assess their defining objective more efficiently?
34:06 — Question from the live audience: Should you minimize 1-1 meetings while still giving individual feedback?
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