#014: How to Facilitated Effective Meetings at Work


In this episode of Leading the Factory Forward, I’ll share 6 ideas that will improve the effectiveness of your meetings at work.

Many times after a meeting, you’re thinking…

  • “Did that go as planned?”

  • “Did I share everything that needed to be said?”

  • “Were other members of the meeting happy with the outcome?”

Meetings, love them or hate them are part of corporate America and as a leader in the industry, facilitating effective meetings is an imperative skill you must possess.

Ways to improve your meeting style that I’ll discuss in the episode:

  1. A Meeting is a Series of Conversations

  2. Have an Agenda

  3. Is it safe to speak?

  4. Do you have a process for your meetings? - Paul’s designs

  5. Is there a next step? 

  6. Virtual Meetings

“Meetings are at the heart of an effective organization, and each meeting is an opportunity to clarify issues, set new directions, sharpen focus, create alignment, and move objectives forward.” ― Paul Axtell


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Book: Ten Powerful Things to Say to Your Kids: New Second Edition by Paul Axtell

Book: Meetings Matter: 8 Powerful Strategies for Remarkable Conversations by Paul Axtell

Book: Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time by Susan Scott

Book: Dialogue: The Art Of Thinking Together by William Isaacs

Book: Talking from 9 to 5: Women and Men at Work by Deborah Tannen

Book: Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most by Douglas Stone




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— Lynn