Recently, I received a question from a LinkedIn Learning learner in my course, Leading Productive Meetings. She asked why I recommend creating meeting reminders—after all, doesn’t that lead to more interruptions? Technically, yes, but here is why I find it’s necessary. From my perspective, the advanced warning gives people an opportunity to power down from … Continue reading “How meeting reminders help everyone”
Is music at work productive—or a distraction? I’m about to go on stage to speak to the New Jersey Credit Union League about the Myth of Multitasking, and this is a common question I hear when discussing this topic. The answer comes down to whether or not it causes a switch for that person—which we … Continue reading “Why music at work should be a choice”
Raise your hand if you’re tired of unproductive meetings. If you raised your hand—yes, even mentally—then I’ve got a secret to share with you. One simple question: “What action am I going to take as a result of what happened at this meeting?” Meetings are only as valuable as the action that we take upon … Continue reading “How to make meetings matter”
While training, at some point you’re going to want to step back and observe what your team member is doing. This is a bit like taking the training wheels off a bicycle. During observation, make notes, and avoid commenting in the moment. Let someone try their best, then give them specific feedback after they’re done. … Continue reading “Why observation improves training”
Micromanagers hover to make sure everything gets done their way. Productive leaders, on the other hand, provide respectful accountability. Accountability is helping people keep their commitments. Give people freedom, while also following-up with them, to make sure that they deliver results. Learn more about booking Dave for your next event at DaveCrenshaw.com/speaker.