161: Saying no to meetings

“Let’s have a meeting to discuss.”

Nope. First, these:

  • Who’s is it? This person will lead the meeting. If it doesn’t belong to someone, nobody is responsible for its success.
  • What will be transformed? Noting this keeps the meeting focused on that end. If “nothing”, perhaps a structured written note will work better.
  • What excites me about it? Noting this let’s you bring that energy to the meeting. If “nothing”, perhaps you shouldn’t be attending.

Meetings shouldn’t be to merely “discuss”. They should be to create transformation that could only occur if this particular group of people come together in real-time.

Put your meetings to the test, and see if ownership + mutual excitement + a focus on transformation don’t change how they unfold.

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