Improving Your Meetings: Using Ten Essential Gender-Balanced Management Skills
When our team has studied meetings from the point of view of gender balance, we have found that focusing on these ten skills helps meet the needs of both genders.
Skill 1: Be a Complete Meeting Leader
A complete meeting leader is one who plans, facilitates, and follows up. As a leader you need to take seriously your role as planner and facilitator of an interactive process that sets the goals needed for the company’s competitive edge. This combined emphasis on both process and goals helps satisfy both male and female brains in the meeting.
If you lean too much toward preplanning agendas but lack facilitation skills, you’ll tend to lose women; if you don’t preplan, ...