Most of the time we get invited to meetings with people saying… “We need a meeting to discuss…”. Discussion is an activity, not an outcome; and this means that most people are framing their meetings with an activity focus versus an outcomes focus. Could this be why most meetings fail?
As a manager, you will always have some issues with some people in your organisation. The best managers understand that people issues only get worse if left alone, and address them early.
We often judge others by the level of questions they ask us. Do their questions make us think, or challenge us? We should also judge ourselves too, and consider the questions we ask ourselves.
Understanding does not lead to action – emotions do. Until you “feel” about something, you won’t do it. So how do you get to feel about something?