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Better meetings make for better days - 20 tactics to try out with your team

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Are you or your company looking to run more effective team meetings that don't sap energy or waste time? Here are some of the best practices from some of the smartest leaders interviewed by First Round Review. Here's 20 tactical ideas to try:

Rethink How You Check-In With Others and Yourself

  1. Evade the spillover effect between meetings by revisiting your wins
  2. Don't jump straight into solution mode
  3. Zoom out by reflecting in threes

Try Something New

  1. Arrange gratitude time
  2. Highlight what good looks like and how it was completed
  3. Book cameos to give people a window into other parts of the company

Avoid These Speed Bumps

  1. Switch sides when you're stuck in a stalemate
  2. Tackle derailments by pinning down the details
  3. Challenge the when to go faster

Improve on Generating Ideas and Capturing Learnings

  1. Assess as a group, ideate individually
  2. Break down big hairy goals by putting on your black hat
  3. Emphasize long-term impact and learning rather than status reports and milestones
  4. Organize a post-mortem after a big success

Rally Team Spirit By Boosting Recognition and Inclusion

  1. Participate in share in-the moment praise and send kudos up the flagpole
  2. Regulate airwaves to run more inclusive team meetings

Go the Extra Mile to Make Your Meetings Even More Effective

  1. Scale your questions to surface feedback on how your meetings are really going
  2. Outline all your agendas to bring objective to the following week
  3. Write a letter to craft pre-reads with a more personal touch

Dump the Meetings You Don't Need to Be In

  1. Say no to the meeting invite in your inbox by starting with a single sentence
  2. Cancel your favorite meeting
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