My Top Secret to Planning Meetings

My Top Secret to Planning Meetings

My Top Secret to Planning Meetings My #1 secret to planning working sessions (whether it’s a formal workshop or informal team meeting): Define your goals and outcomes up front. I like to think about this as answering two questions: 1️⃣ “Why are we...
A case for buy-in over consensus

A case for buy-in over consensus

A case for buy-in over consensus Early on in my career, I focused a lot of energy into getting group consensus because I thought that would lead to the best, most successful decisions. Eventually I realized that it was energy and time wasted. Let me explain. When...
Why so many workshops fail

Why so many workshops fail

Why so many workshops fail We’ve all been in a workshop, working session, or even meeting that was a waste of time. One of the most common pitfalls I see in workshops that “don’t work” is that they don’t end with a *commitment*. Without a clear commitment or decision,...
Top benefits of sticky note activities

Top benefits of sticky note activities

Top benefits of sticky note activities If you’ve never done it before, writing ideas down on sticky notes and then putting them up on a wall can feel not only uncomfortable, but also like a waste of time. Even I was dubious of this way of working the first time I was...