Creating a strong culture of productivity and accountability creates huge value in your business; better meetings are essential for that to happen. If you ask most people in business what frustrates them most, you'll often hear about too many useless meetings. I believe this is a reflection on missing leadership skills. The ability to run productive, efficient meetings is an essential leadership skill that builds better relationships, creates a shared understanding of issues and decisions, and is foundational to the team holding each other accountable in a healthy and constructive way. This sounds ideal, but it isn't that common. Not because it is difficult, but because it requires preparation and discipline, but the rewards are well worth it. Once you get everyone familiar with having great meetings they will make sure it continues because going back to the old ways of meeting is just too painful.
Below is a short guide to better meetings, which you can download and use with your team. It is a practical outline for how to plan and run meetings that will produce better discussions, more informed decisions, and greater commitment, which are foundational to peer accountability and ultimately will create significant value for your business.