Avoiding an ambush

Avoiding an ambush

When you’re processing people, I’ve found it’s always a good idea to separate the discussion from the decision. In the church I used to pastor, we had certain decisions that needed to be taken to the congregation– the approval of our budget and so on. What I...
The meeting before the meeting

The meeting before the meeting

Every meeting is really three meetings:  The meeting before the meeting, the meeting itself, then the meeting after the meeting. Very often when I’m coaching people, their first instinct when they want to accomplish something is to bring it up at the meeting and get a...
Five steps to leading a good meeting

Five steps to leading a good meeting

Is there such a thing as a good meeting? My own definition of a good meeting is one that accomplishes what it’s supposed to accomplish. To lead that kind of a meeting, be sure to incorporate the steps below in your planning process. Decide on the purpose of the...