4 Effective Meetings That Actually Produce Results

  • Published on:
    May 28, 2019
  • Reading time by:
    6 minutes

“Leadership is the art of communication.”

If you think it can be challenging to successfully achieve a personal goal, imagine how much more complex it can be to lead a team to success.  Once you’re past the rigorous stages of goal setting and strategic planning, the real work begins.  Aligning your team to your business objectives is critical for success- without it, there can be no results. The secret lies in effective communication.  

Over the course of my corporate career, I’ve sat through my fair share of meetings that left me feeling uninspired and inconvenienced. Once I became a small business owner, I designed my own communication strategy with efficiency and impact in mind. These meeting formats continue to help me build a strong company culture and develop a dynamic team that delivers results year after year. (PS: Let us know your thoughts in the comments on Women On Topp!)

1 Annual Leadership Alignment Meeting: 

What are the business’s strengths and weaknesses? Which weakness(s) will you prioritize this year? What are the goals for improvement and how can they be measured? How will the business achieve these goals? What is each manager’s role and responsibility within the strategic plan? An Annual Leadership Alignment Meeting will clearly define the course of the business and set the tone for the entire year.

2 Weekly Leadership Meeting: 

This meeting serves several functions- reflection, celebration, accountability, and support.  While it’s important to review business results and general housekeeping, it’s more important to slow down enough to celebrate progress and/or learn from mistakes.  Breaking away from the heard once a week for open discussion with like-minded colleagues can be extremely motivating and promote the professional development of the management team. An elite group setting often breeds healthy competition and collaboration.   

3 Morning All-Staff Rally: 

In today’s workforce, the leader has evolved from a “boss” to a “coach”, charged with the task of motivating and inspiring her team. The Morning Rally does exactly that.  In this 5-10 minute all-staff meeting, you can make company goals and objectives tangible by sharing a 5 star client review, recognizing a staff member for a job well done, or highlighting a tip of the day for improving performance. The rally is designed to kick-starting the day with company objectives front of mind. It should be positive and energizing- a part of the day that your staff really looks forward to. (Donuts help )

4 Monthly All-Staff Meeting: 

While company objectives, business results, recognition, and training are all key components of an effective Monthly All-Staff Meeting, it serves a much greater purpose.  Once per month, all facets of the business come together to reunite under a common goal.  As the leader of your team, use this as an opportunity emphasize the importance of each cog in the wheel.  This will connect positive results to teamwork and reinforce a strong team dynamic. 

In my communication strategy, I combined a variety of clear and consistent formats designed to inform, align, motivate, and unify. It’s important to remember that communication comes in many forms and not all communication is created equal. The strength of your communication strategy can be measured by your team’s performance. As the saying goes, “communication is the response you get.” If you aren’t happy with the response, it’s time to revisit the message. In my blog, Leading Between The Lines , I share more leadership strategies that have helped me build a successful career, redefining the meaning of Boss(Babe).  Visit www.leadingbetweenthelines.com and level up your game. 

Let us know your thoughts in the comments on Women On Topp! Make sure you’re subscribed to our emails to get the latest posts and updates from Women On Topp

Nicole Mastrangelo womenontopp women on topp

Nicole Mastrangelo

Co-Owner, Sales & Marketing Director of Nick Felicione Pest Control

You might also enjoy..

(PS: Let us know your thoughts in the comments on Women On Topp!)

First Job Interview in 20 Years? Here’s how to Nail It!

Many of us in the boomer generation are confronting a situation we never thought we would be dealing with: launching a second-act career in our 50s or 60s. Yet that is exactly what many of us are doing — bravely ripping up our old resumes and rewriting our life stories so that we can sync up with a world that has changed radically since we were las
by Mona Elhassan

Five Ways to Keep Your Team Motivated

The best teams are the teams that comprise of diverse groups of people – passionate people with opinions, ideas, and ambitions. However, if you’re a team lead, you’ll find that leading a diverse group of passionate people can prove to be a bit tricky.
Climbing the Corporate Ladder Vs The Entrepreneurial Experience: How To Decide Which Career Path Is Right For You
by Eva Steortz

Climbing the Corporate Ladder Vs The Entrepreneurial Experience: How To Decide Which Career Path Is Right For You

You deserve a career that fulfills you. One that gives you purpose and supports the life you want to lead. To achieve a dream-come-to career, you need to choose a path that aligns with your interests and your personality. Here are some pros and cons about working your way up the corporate ladder versus embarking on your own entrepreneurial path:

How To Prepare For A One Way Video Interview

The one-way video interview is on the rise: companies like Apple, Twitter, Google, and many more use a one-way video interview at some point in their hiring process. Some estimates have seen a nearly 30% increase in the use of pre-recorded interviews in the last year. While one-way interviews are a great time-saving tool for recruiters, they can be
by Haseena Bheekhun

How To Find The One? (Mentor) Part 2

The next part of the process is to actually connect with them. This can be done in a number of ways but it basically comes down to finding out where they are and going to them. Where are they the most online and offline? What is their given method of communication?
by Nicole Mastrangelo

4 Effective Meetings That Actually Produce Results

If you think it can be challenging to successfully achieve a personal goal, imagine how much more complex it can be to lead a team to success. Once you’re past the rigorous stages of goal setting and strategic planning, the real work begins. Aligning your team to your business objectives is critical for success- without it, there can be no result

Join the discussion!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.