4 ways to lead taking-action meetings

The trouble with meetings is the preference for information and disinterest in taking action. How many people enter meetings prepared to take action, change behaviors, or adjust strategies?

There is too much, “What do we need to know?” and not enough, “What do we need to do?” in meetings.

(I’m not encouraging ignorance. I’m advocating for an orientation toward taking action – making decisions that impact behaviors.)


Preparation enables action. Information that doesn’t impact behaviors is irrelevant.

Send an email or video report before the meeting. Meet to ask questions, explore options, make decisions, and get things done, not to distribute information.


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