Eight Killer Meeting Ground Rules that Make People Compete to Be There

We’ve all been in meetings where we repeatedly check our watches. Our time is valuable. A well-run meeting makes people feel they are a part of progress – not process. Lead progress by first establishing a safe and productive environment with meeting ground rules. Email the rules to participants before the meeting. Post them in the room. People will come prepared to contribute to something that matters not observe, yawn and hope they don’t walk away with more on their to-do list. 

Eight Killer Meeting Ground Rules 

1.) The purpose of the meeting will be evident in the invite and placed where participants can see it. All relevant information is invited, and no other issues will be discussed. 

2.) Everyone has a chance to speak without interruption. 

3.) After everyone has spoken all will get to share final thoughts.

 4.) No idea is a bad idea. All ideas and opinions will be respected.

 5.) Ideas and opinions are encouraged to survive...

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Holiday Weekend Aha Moment

This past holiday weekend held a moment where I realized that with all we work so hard to achieve and how we strive for perfect experiences that the greatest feelings in life come when your hair is down and no one is watching. Fortunately for me my daughter was watching and captured this one with my grandson. Love on the Chesapeake.

With work, with family and with just about any situation we can get stuck projecting what we want the situation to be like to suit our needs. I used to do this a lot with family get togethers. As leaders we repeat this blind habit because we think our almighty discernment is always necessary. My life is so much more peaceful and rewarding when I don't have to direct it like a movie but when I can watch it like entertainment. Believe me - there are plenty of comical moments. When I think back to how often I wanted things to be on my terms and how really silly I was to think I could actually make that happen it makes me chuckle. Insight is...

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Mary Lee's Advice on Big Life and Career Reinvention: DISCOVER

You learned about statistics, cash flow, engagement, profit margins and productivity in college and business school. But you didn’t learn the tenets of how to uplevel your career or presence for higher performance and better income. It starts with the personal transformation of your mindset. If you are at a crossroads and ready to make a shift in your life here are eight steps that you can use right now to find clarity and disarm doubt.

Eight Discovery Steps to Make a Mindset Shift Right Now 

D – Decide to Change. Tell people. Write it down. Be self-aware without judgment. Set deadlines to monitor your progress.

I – Investigate Yourself. What do you love to do? What do you observe in silence? What have you forgotten about your strengths?

S – Sit on Your Ego. Say nothing. Listen only. Forgive. Be kind to the unkind. They need it most.

C – Confront Your Head Trash. What fear is running your life? Face your fear. Talk to it. This...

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