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How to run an effective meeting

How to run an effective meeting Meetings are a regular and vital component for every organisation, be it a school, college, office, corporate entity, ngo, church, etc. However, there are some meetings which are go on and on, and end up very ineffective. In this post, I list down 7 key factors to run an effective meeting. I hope this helps you improve your time and team productivity. #leadership #personalgrowth #communicationskills #productivity #timemanagement

Lift up people

Here is a leadership thought to challenge us in the way we work with our teams. It is so important as a leader to be looking for opportunities to encourage and equip others, instead of being someone who wants all the attention. This is a thought by John Maxwell in his book 'Good leaders ask great questions' People can sense the attitude of the leader and they can assess the motives of the leader. Let's be leaders who serve. As Jesus said in the Bible, "I come to serve, not b

Perspective on possessions

Life is so much more than the things we possess. Material possessions have a place and a degree of importance in life. But if they become the end goal, we lose out on the big picture to life. This picture is a quotation of Jesus as he shared a parable with the people around. (Scripture reference Luke 12:13-21). He would later speak of the importance of finding purpose to life, getting to know the eternal One who created you. Hope this Bible verse helps us in developing our p

Work life balance

It's important to expand our boundaries, push ourselves and yet at the same time, not fall over the cliff. Here is the statement from the book, 'Developing the leader within you 2.0 workbook', written by John Maxwell. People who keep burning the candle at both ends aren't as bright as they think they are. It is vital that we have empty spaces on my calendar so that I can have the liberty to be creative. If we don't have a work life balance, we will suffer a burn out. I hope t

The foxhole principle

When a foot soldier positions himself/herself on the battlefield, they build trenches to hide from the enemy. But here is a teamwork principle. Build a trench big enough for you and a friend because when the going gets tough, a friend is there to watch out for you, watch with you and this will help you in fighting your personal battles. The Foxhole Principle states: When preparing for battle, dig a hole big enough for a friend. I first heard this statement in an online traini