Group Of Happy Coworkers Discussing In Conference Room

Horrible meetings are a cliché of the business world, and with good reason. Most meetings are a waste of time and don’t accomplish much, if anything. Everyone leaves frustrated that they could be doing something more productive with their time — and not only do your results suffer, so does your credibility as a leader.

Yet even though we all love to hate meetings, you cannot achieve results without bringing people together to make decisions and take action — whether in person, online, or on a conference call.

Karin Hurt returns to Engaging Leader, as she and Jesse discuss specific techniques to running meetings that are efficient, productive, and something people want to attend. Their conversation includes:

  • The reason for roughly 90% of the problems managers have with poor performance,
  • The importance of the 28-day rule,
  • The six reasons people hate meetings,
  • The two outcomes every meeting should accomplish, and  
  • The most important five minutes you’ll spend to make your meetings achieve results.

Karin Hurt is co-author of the new book Winning Well: A Manager’s Guide to Getting Results — Without Losing Your Soul. Her previous book was Overcoming An Imperfect Boss. Karin is CEO of Let’s Grow Leaders. As a keynote speaker, leadership consultant, and MBA professor, Karin helps leaders improve business results by building deeper trust and connection with their teams. A former Verizon Wireless executive, she has over two decades of experience in sales, marketing, customer service, and human resources. Her award-winning blog, Let’s Grow Leaders, has grown into a highly interactive, international community.

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