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Listen In -> Why We Hate Meetings #4: Not Resourced by Participation

There is a lot of knowledge, experience and skills in the room when you gather the team for a meeting.

Why then do so many of us leave it all untapped by doing all the talking ourselves?

In this week’s show, Claudia and I discuss the most valuable resource a leader has… their staff.

Oddly enough our silly leadership paradigms lead us to believe that we must know more than everyone on the team if we have the position of leader. Therefore, a meeting must where I gather the team to listen to me.

FAIL.

Meetings take off, go somewhere, get things done, discover new opportunities, solve intractable problems, and build passionate cohesiveness when everyone on the team participates.

An important mentor of mine kept a plaque on his desk that read, “On this team everyone plays.”

Find out what participation can do for your meeting.

Listen in.

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