The Two Most Important Weekly Meetings You Can Have

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In many organizations and teams, spending the day in meetings is the norm.

Shocked? Didn’t think so.

I’m not going to convince you to back out of all of your meetings today. Although there is a case for that. To be part of a high performing team, I do want you to allow time for the two most important meetings you can have during a week.

Meet With Yourself

Before you connect with anyone else during your week, you must connect to yourself. A “ME Meeting.”

If you are not grounded in how you’re feeling, what your priorities are and the demands on you are, you’ll easily be tossed around.

I suggest one-hour every week. I prefer Sundays as it helps me wake up feeling refreshed and ready to start the week on Monday. Some do it Monday morning, as they don’t like to interrupt their weekends. Perhaps try both a few times and see which produces results and makes you feel good.

Some people use a planner, some their phone calendar. To me, it’s...

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The Top Secret to Positively Influence the Culture of Your Organization

This is part 4 of a 7-part series on “Reclaiming Your Voice At Work” that explores the different reasons our voice and impact weakens over time and strategies to reclaim it.

Every organization, be it corporate, non-profit, school, church or club has its own distinct cultural attributes.  Some of them are made very clear through vision, values and even employee handbooks. Many remain unseen and unspecified, causing confusion and disenchantment with both the organization and your work. Reclaim your voice and strength on the job by learning how to navigate complex cultures and the changing world of work. No big surprise – the key is COMMUNICATION!

Things Couldn’t Be More Foggy

I’ve coached leaders and worked with organizations from corporate America, non-profits, churches and schools. No matter where I go, fog exists. Business needs change often and organizations need to adjust, often very quickly.  Communication channels aren’t...

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