13 episodes

Expect more from your meetings than just starting on time.
Stop the interruptions, silence steamrollers and encourage everyone to have a voice.
Meetings Done Right is a companion to the Table XI Inclusion Meeting Cards (https://www.meetingsdoneright.co), and features conversations with experts on technology, communication, and culture. These conversations can help you have meetings with clear communication and effective discussion.

Meetings Done Right Table XI

    • Technology

Expect more from your meetings than just starting on time.
Stop the interruptions, silence steamrollers and encourage everyone to have a voice.
Meetings Done Right is a companion to the Table XI Inclusion Meeting Cards (https://www.meetingsdoneright.co), and features conversations with experts on technology, communication, and culture. These conversations can help you have meetings with clear communication and effective discussion.

    Episode 12: How to create a safe space for conflict and feedback with Claire Lew

    Episode 12: How to create a safe space for conflict and feedback with Claire Lew

    How to create a safe space for conflict and feedback with Claire Lew

    Guest

    Claire Lew: CEO of Know Your Team.


    Inclusion Card: The Whole Deck

    Summary

    In this final episode of Meetings Done Right, Noel and Ashley talk to Claire Lew of Know Your Team about creating a safe space for conflict and feedback within your company. Claire talks about how not to be a bad boss, and offers some specific tips on what it takes to be a good meeting facilitator, and suggests how much a good facilitator should speak. Claire also shares her worst and best meeting stories.


    Notes

    01:08 - The Reason for Creating Know Your Team



    Basecamp


    04:37 - Bad Bosses: Are We Someone Else’s Worst Boss?!



    The Accidental Bad Manager
    Gallup Q12 Employee Engagement Survey


    09:08 - Being a Good Meeting Facilitator



    Going First
    Ask Good Questions
    Communicating Opinion as Not to Sway Others


    17:56 - Remote vs In-Person Meetings


    20:32 - Worst Meeting: Letting Someone Go


    22:01 - Best Meeting: When Things Get Done


    23:20 - Meeting Tip: Defining a Purpose + Ask For Advice Rather Than Asking for Feedback
    Special Guest: Claire Lew.

    • 25 min
    Episode 11: How to communicate the uncomfortable with Nancy Pausch

    Episode 11: How to communicate the uncomfortable with Nancy Pausch

    How to communicate the uncomfortable with Nancy Pautch

    Guest

    Nancy Pautsch: Chief Evangelist of Stakeholder Value (aka President) at Envision IT.


    Inclusion Card: The Whole Deck

    Summary

    Ashley and Noel talk to Nancy Pautsch about conscious capitalism and also about how to have an intentional culture and communicate uncomfortable topics in meetings. We talk about how self-awareness can help build other awareness and improve communication. Nancy also tells us what makes for a great meeting.


    Notes

    00:45 - Building an Intentional Communication Culture


    01:55 - Conscious Capitalism



    Firms of Endearment: How World-Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose


    03:32 - Conscious Communication


    06:12 - Envision IT as a Conscious Capitalism Company


    09:04 - Operationalization and Optimization


    10:47 - Fostering Good Communication


    15:00 - Being Present


    16:02 - Good Meetings: Having a Purpose For the Meeting to Foster Innovation
    Special Guest: Nancy Pautsch.

    • 22 min
    Episode 10: What can an inclusive culture do for you with Elise Zelechowski

    Episode 10: What can an inclusive culture do for you with Elise Zelechowski

    What can an inclusive culture do for you with Elise Zelechowski

    Guest

    Elise Zelechowski: Director of Social Impact for ThoughtWorks.


    Inclusion Card: The Whole Deck

    Summary

    Noel and Ashley are joined by Elise Zelechowski, Director of Social Impact from ThoughtWorks do discuss inclusivity. We'll talk about why it's valuable to have an inclusive culture, how to prepare new hires for an inclusive environment, and how to use these principles to run more effective meetings. Also, Elise shares her best and worst meeting stories (hint: close your laptops in meetings...).


    Notes

    00:55 - Having an Inclusive Culture


    01:24 - Benefits of Having an Inclusive Culture


    02:36 - Preparing New Hires for an Inclusive Culture Environment


    03:35 - How an “Officer of Social Impact” Came to be Within ThoughtWorks


    05:47 - Facilitating Effective and Smooth Meetings


    09:05 - Relationship Building


    10:01 - Remote Meetings


    13:47 - Worst Meetings: Open Laptops


    15:44 - Best Meetings: Being Comfortable and Feeling Safe Challenging Opinions


    16:40 - Meeting Tip: Taking Clear Notes + Recording Meetings
    Special Guest: Elise Zelechowski.

    • 18 min
    Episode 9: How to facilitate an effective meeting with Ava Butler

    Episode 9: How to facilitate an effective meeting with Ava Butler

    How to facilitate an effective meeting with Ava Butler

    Guest

    Ava Butler: Organizational Development Consultant, Coach, and Author of Mission Critical Meetings: 81 Practical Facilitation Techniques


    Inclusion Card: Parking Lot

    Summary

    Noel and Ashley are joined by Ava Butler, author of Mission Critical Meetings: 81 Practical Facilitation Techniques to talk about the Parking Lot card in the Inclusion Deck. Using this card stores an idea for later and tells everybody that the discussion is important but off-topic, and we can come back to it later. Ava explains how having a parking lot helps meetings stay on topic -- assuming you've set a topic in the first place. Ava also shares her worst and best meeting stories.


    Notes

    01:44 - The Genesis of the Parking Lot Technique


    03:17 - Judging Whether Things Should Go Into the Parking Lot


    05:13 - Laying Meeting Ground Rules Re: the Parking Lot


    06:34 - Using the Parking Lot


    09:08 - Building For Inclusion


    11:01 - Running Remote Meetings



    Stickies.io


    12:52 - Bad Meetings: When You’re Not Supposed To Be There!


    14:10 - Best Meetings: Breakthrough Thinking
    Special Guest: Ava Butler.

    • 16 min
    Episode 8: How to make your meetings more inclusive with Michael Donnely

    Episode 8: How to make your meetings more inclusive with Michael Donnely

    How to make your meetings more inclusive with Michael Donnelly

    Guest

    Michael Donnelly: Founder and CEO of FWD Collective.


    Inclusion Card: Opinion

    Summary

    Today Ashley and Noel are joined by Michael Donnelly of the FWD collective to discuss the Opinion card, which limits the number of times a leader in the meeting can express an opinion, as opposed to facilitating or asking questions. Michael talks about how a facilitator can manage a meeting and shares her best and worst meeting stories (the best story involves politeness).


    Notes

    02:58 - Problems with Offering Opinions as You Have Them


    06:29 - Controlling Meetings From a Facilitator Standpoint


    10:00 - The Purpose of Opinion Cards


    12:03 - Worst Meeting Story: When You Can’t Get a Word in Edgewise


    13:23 - Best Meeting Story: Diverse and Polite Meeting Attendees


    14:55 - Being a Scribe


    18:00 - Meeting Tip: Set Expectations (PBC: Purpose Benefit Check)
    Special Guest: Michael Donnelly.

    • 20 min
    Episode 7: How to be present and encourage mindfulness with Annette Jensen

    Episode 7: How to be present and encourage mindfulness with Annette Jensen

    How to be present and encourage mindfulness with Annette Jennsen

    Guest

    Annette Jensen:: Director of Global Strategy and Organization Development at Widen Enterprises.


    Inclusion Card: Side Chatter

    Summary

    In this episode, Ashley and Noel talk to Annette Jensen about the Side Chatter card, which is played when people are having side conversations that not everyone in the meeting can hear. Annette talks about how much time her company spends in meetings, how leaving on time can help a meeting to have better focus, turning video on in remote meetings, making meetings interesting and shares her worst meeting story (it involves a real wastepaper basket and fake paper).


    Notes

    02:44 - Being a “Freedom-Centered Workplace”


    04:43 - Problems With and the Cost of Side Chatter


    07:06 - Encouraging Focus During Meetings


    14:37 - Avoiding Boring Meetings


    15:49 - Bringing Widen’s Culture to the European Headquarters


    18:36 - Meeting Trick: Stop Talking + Create An Agenda


    - Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

    21:17 - Worst Meeting Story: Be Honest About the Topic!
    Special Guest: Annette Jensen.

    • 25 min

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