Chapter 11. Leading Your Meetings

When your team is at the developing level, you have the responsibility of leading the meeting on your own. You need to decide what the content of the meeting will be and how to pace it as well. When your team’s performance improves, you gradually transfer many of the meeting responsibilities to it. And when a team has reached the highest levels of performance, it becomes responsible for leading its own meetings. Often high-performing teams rotate their leadership or the team member who has the most expertise on the meeting topic takes charge.

Your key meeting-leader responsibilities during the time your team is developing include:

• Determining the Meeting’s Purpose. You need to know in advance why you are having ...

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