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Poor Meetings Put Your Company’s Future in Jeopardy

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jun 24, 2013

We’ve discussed meetings many times in this blog since they are a foundational element of Strategic Discipline and provide a cadence of accountability for your executive team.  You should cascade these meetings throughout your organization as well to increase accountability.  Did you know that if your business is conducting boring, routine meetings without team members providing their opinions, feedback, that failing to encourage conflict is putting your business in a position of severe risk?  

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Topics: Five Dysfunctions of a Team, meeting rhythms, Patrick Lencioni, Death by Meeting, Meeting Conflicts, Meetings a Cadence of Accountability

Is Meeting a Dirty Word?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Apr 15, 2013

Is the mood in your company for meetings one of anticipation or aversion? 

A prospect this past week reacted to the suggestion of meetings by indicating they have to be careful in their organization to mention the word meeting.  His people dislike meetings and generally greet them with annoyance and impatience.  It suggests that the meetings they’ve conducted in the past are possibly disorganized, not well prepared, unexciting, lack conflict and do little to energize those participating.  It’s also a reflection of what I believe many businesses suffer from.  They feel meetings are boring, and a necessary evil.

Allow me to reflect on my current condition and place this in perspective.  I’m currently suffering from a condition called dry mouth.  It’s a symptom of Graft Versus Host Disease (GVHD)which can occur after bone marrow transplant for leukemia patients. 

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Topics: meeting rhythms, Patrick Lencioni, meetings, Organizational Health, Alignment, Death by Meeting, Graft-Versus-Host Disease, GVHD

Execute Meeting Rhythms – A Cadence of Accountability

Posted by Douglas Wick on Fri, Feb 22, 2013

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Topics: Accountability, meeting rhythms, Death by Meeting, Execution, 4 Disciplines of Execution

Conflict is Good Strategic Discipline?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Dec 13, 2010

Do your meetings lack conflict?  If so, isn’t that good?

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Topics: Discipline, Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni, Death by Meeting

 

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