What a great perspective on how to keep a healthy balance of using your strengths by Kayvan Kian from McK who recently published a book "What is Water?: How Young Leaders Can Thrive in an Uncertain World".
I liked the term used by Kayvan “Strenuous gifts”. It describes how people can get a burnout by using too much of their talents too often. Therefore it's important to stay alert and continuously reevaluate what gives us energy instead of what is the easiest to quantify.
What do you think about “Strenuous gifts”?
The corporate business world can not be imagined without MEETINGS! They've become such an integral part of our work, that there's plenty of us working in an office environment that have multiple of them on a daily basis.
While meetings at work make sense a lot of times, often they are not challenged, turning them into barriers to actually achieve desired business results and engaged employees.
Creating a purposeful meeting is not "rocket science" if you utilise some simple, yet effective tips and tricks, which I shared in my blog post.
What are your best practices from organising or attending effective meetings?
Running business meetings. It sounds like a basic skill, yet so many companies and teams are struggling to do it effectively.
The inspiring Elon Musk has recently shared his tips:
1️⃣ No large meetings.
A rule of thumb - no more than 4 - 6 people. Before sending an invite, always think how each person will add value.
2️⃣ Leave if you feel you do not add value.
It is important to build an acceptance of this behavior in your company/ team culture.
3️⃣ No frequent meetings.
Often we forget to cancel reoccurring meetings which were originally created to solve an urgent problem.
While I find these rules very useful, I question 3️⃣. I think it’s especially important for every leader to have standard reoccurring 1:1 meetings with each team member. There are many employees who need that special time to express their concerns.
What are your tips to run effective meetings?