Friday, May 13, 2016

At the Meeting

  • Smile.
  • Listen carefully.
  • Don't talk too much.
  • Make eye contact.
  • Give them your attention.
  • Listen for what is meant.
  • Notice what is not said.
  • Don't talk too much.
  • Restrain your ego.
  • Don't rush to conclusions.
  • Strive for clarity.
  • Beware of rapid agreement.
  • Determine if real progress is being made.
  • Link actions to the Big Picture.
  • Don't talk too much.


At 2:40 AM, Blogger Alex Tong said...

I find this approach both encouraging and amusing. I have long practiced these same rules which have rewarded me with a great deal of success but I am amused because if I've ever had advice from a line manager, it has been to "speak up more in meetings". I feel somewhat vindicated that my more considered participation in meetings (vs broadcasting for the broadcasting's sake) is shared by others. Thanks!

At 6:05 AM, Blogger Michael Wade said...


Thank you. I've had similar advice on speaking up at meetings. I wonder if it comes from the same people who recommend never saying no to taking on another project.



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