Designing Leaders Meetings

2019 – let’s set goals that will result in success!

Setting annual goals for an organisation can be challenging, especially when you work in an environment that is constantly changing.  However taking time to reflect, connect with colleagues and look forward can be invaluable in reenergizing and focusing your team on the year ahead.  If everyone is working towards the same end goal it is much more likely you will [...]

Making differences work

The acceptance that diversity is important and has a strong relationship to business success is becoming more established.  Whether its gender, age, race, brain diversity, culture or different experiences that people have, then having different viewpoints round a business table, if harnessed well, will lead to more creativity and ultimately better business results.  Achieving diversity is a goal many organisations are [...]

By | 2018-12-05T08:38:36+00:00 December 5th, 2018|Coaching Leaders, Designing Leaders Meetings|0 Comments

Measure your success and achieve your goals!

In the first part of this two part series, reasons why organizations don't measure the success were described.  This second part describes the benefits of measurement and the top tips for implementing effective measurement. What are the benefits of measuring success? These reasons build a compelling case: Enables focus on what is important. Focus is critical to success. (See  – [...]

By | 2018-08-30T07:43:53+00:00 September 13th, 2018|Coaching Leaders, Designing Leaders Meetings|0 Comments

Measuring long-term success – why bother?

“What gets measured gets done” is a long standing saying that some argue goes back to the 15thcentury!  It’s hard to disagree with this simple idiom which compels you to measure what you believe is important.  And what can be more important than ongoing success? In the first part of this two part series, reasons why it is hard to [...]

By | 2018-08-30T12:31:38+00:00 August 30th, 2018|Coaching Leaders, Designing Leaders Meetings, SME|0 Comments

Creating accountability – a missing step in achieving your goals?

Creating accountability – a missing step in achieving your goals?   How many times have you been in meetings with people who you thought were accountable to deliver tasks, only to find that was not what they believed? Its particularly frustrating when these people report to you. As a leader of cross functional projects the challenge becomes even larger and the [...]

By | 2018-04-17T11:36:18+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Coaching Leaders, Designing Leaders Meetings|0 Comments

Beyond prioritisation – saying no!

“The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do”. Michael Porter What are the things you are not going to do? This always seems to be a challenge for organisations and I have seen many leaders avoid this question because they want to see all their ideas implemented. Projects were selected because they were important and once time has [...]

By | 2018-02-28T13:11:36+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Coaching Leaders, Designing Leaders Meetings|0 Comments

Behave yourself to get results

One of the most impactful parts of any team meeting is when there is agreement on the behaviours that, when adopted by team members, will enable success. This is effectively done as soon as you have confirmed the outputs of a meeting, by asking “How do we need to behave in order to achieve our outputs?” Sounds a bit childish? [...]

By | 2017-11-29T09:26:13+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Case Study, Designing Leaders Meetings|0 Comments

We don’t need a facilitator – when should you go it alone?

Is a facilitator really needed? There is a broad mix of opinions. Facilitators are seen as invaluable by some, whilst others see it as a luxury that should not be needed if you are a strong leader. A changing business environment is driving the need to focus on better facilitated meetings, but there are times when you can run meetings [...]

By | 2017-10-30T14:11:48+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Coaching Leaders, Designing Leaders Meetings|0 Comments