Meetings can be an extremely frustrating part of work. But they don’t have to be! Listen to this episode with guest Claire Johnson of Stripe to discover a meeting opportunity you may be missing, learn how to combat the worst meeting habit, and get some tips you can use to start improving your meetings this week.
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In This Episode
Claire tells Kim and Russ a story about her boss Paul asking to grab her after a meeting to provide feedback.
Hey, can I grab you for a few minutes in my office?
The feedback that Claire received was much more impactful because her boss gave it immediately after the meeting. Kim and Russ suggest that bosses use meetings as a feedback look-out opportunity.
This week’s listener question is about a terrible meeting habit: interrupting. Kim and Russ give advice for what to do about interruptions in meetings.
And of course, the episode ends with practical tips for meetings in the Candor Checklist.
The Candor Checklist
Our tips for improving your meetings — put these into practice right away!
Tip 1: Have an agenda.
Tip 2: Assign roles for the meeting.
Tip 3: Think hard about who needs to be there.
Get the details for these tips by listening to the full episode.
Check out these additional posts with tips for improving your meetings.
- How to Have Effective 1:1s
- Our Leadership Resolutions for 2017 include a few tips for meetings
- Per a great suggestion from a listener on Twitter, we put together a meeting agenda template you can use as a starting point
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