Designing and facilitating effective meetings is one of your best opportunities to communicate credibly.
Collective – it is treated as singular when the collection is thought of as a whole – and as plural when the individual members are thought of as acting separately
Every decision you make impacts, or is impacted by, the Collective. As a Leader, you don’t make things – you make decisions – and how you make decisions can tear down or build up your credibility. In the 21st Century you must facilitate as a Leader – where facilitate means ‘to make easy.’ People look to you for motivating engagement. Understand the varying factors of the decision model, communicate how decisions well be made, follow through, and watch your credibility grow.
In the majority of our organizational life, meetings are how we communicate. Only call meetings that have a purpose – an objective – this is respectful of your own time and that of others. Holding a meeting to a stated and agreed upon objective only further builds your credibility.
Learning the skills of a neutral facilitator is a must for 21st Century Leaders. These skills help lay the foundation for true alignment and collaboration.
Forming a Collective of aligned individuals who collaborate towards a common outcome is impossible without the skills of facilitation. As a Leader, taking a neutral approach in the facilitative role assures the best results through a focus on the skills and tools that strike a deep chord of participation in the Collective.