|There is a tension between meetings that generate momentum and unleash mission, and meetings that are out-of-control because of the need to control. Getting a grip on leading successful, life-giving meetings may be a leadership skill you are still developing but it could be more urgently needed than you think. Ask yourself three key questions:
Once you start evaluating every meeting you attend or lead with a critical eye, you will discover a big part of the answer to the question, “Why don’t people want to serve on this committee?” (The other half of the answer to that question has to do with the purpose, but that’s another conversation.)
Lead life-giving meetings!
Life-giving meetings always have an agenda to manage expectations, time and effectiveness; agendas drive the meetings. Here are three easy ways to make the agenda everyone’s work:
(Adapted from The Practice of Adaptive Leadership, by Ronald Heifetz, Alexander Grashaw & Marty Linsky, page 64-65).
Hold the right “kind” of meeting for the right reason.
There are at least three different kinds of meetings organizations use to effectively make decisions and connect with each other.
|(Adapted from Death by Meeting by Patrick Lencioni.)Don’t just sit there bored out of your mind! Christian leadership is important – too important to waste our time or to waste the time of others. The younger generations and those new to the church won’t put up with this. Why should we?|
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