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
How to create a safe space for conflict and feedback with Claire Lew
Claire Lew: CEO of Know Your Team.
Inclusion Card: The Whole Deck
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.
01:08 - The Reason for Creating Know Your Team
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
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.
Episode 11: How to communicate the uncomfortable with Nancy Pausch
How to communicate the uncomfortable with Nancy Pautch
Nancy Pautsch: Chief Evangelist of Stakeholder Value (aka President) at Envision IT.
Inclusion Card: The Whole Deck
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.
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.
Episode 10: What can an inclusive culture do for you with Elise Zelechowski
What can an inclusive culture do for you with Elise Zelechowski
Elise Zelechowski: Director of Social Impact for ThoughtWorks.
Inclusion Card: The Whole Deck
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...).
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.
Episode 9: How to facilitate an effective meeting with Ava Butler
How to facilitate an effective meeting with Ava Butler
Ava Butler: Organizational Development Consultant, Coach, and Author of Mission Critical Meetings: 81 Practical Facilitation Techniques
Inclusion Card: Parking Lot
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.
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
12:52 - Bad Meetings: When You’re Not Supposed To Be There!
14:10 - Best Meetings: Breakthrough Thinking
Special Guest: Ava Butler.
Episode 8: How to make your meetings more inclusive with Michael Donnely
How to make your meetings more inclusive with Michael Donnelly
Michael Donnelly: Founder and CEO of FWD Collective.
Inclusion Card: Opinion
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).
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.
Episode 7: How to be present and encourage mindfulness with Annette Jensen
How to be present and encourage mindfulness with Annette Jennsen
Annette Jensen:: Director of Global Strategy and Organization Development at Widen Enterprises.
Inclusion Card: Side Chatter
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).
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.