Run productive meetings in three minutes

Excellent article on how to design meeting that can be productive. Key takeaway – Ask three questions before every meeting:

  1. Who is going to be in the room and what are their needs? (Team)
  2. Who won’t be in the room but will nevertheless be affected by the meeting and what are their needs? (Ripples)
  3. In what broader culture and environment are you operating and what are some of the overarching challenges and opportunities? (Stakeholder impact –  Team, Environment, Partners, Customers, Suppliers, Competitors, Society)

Click here for to get access to Meetings with Purpose sample agendas (under Business Resources, Execution #3) as well as other business resources.


Running effective and efficient meetings is one of the key elements in the growth framework I help my clients craft and implement over time.   Please see graphical representation below:

Please feel free to contact me if you want to talk through the process in more detail.

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Bill  – Certified Growth Coach
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Published by Bill Flynn

Gazelles Member Advisor and early stage startup specialist with a proven track record with 16 Boston-based startups (9 to date with 5 successful outcomes, advisor to 7 others); SMB to Fortune 500 companies. 20+ years of Senior Sales, Marketing and GM experience in industries including mobile advertising, security, digital advertising, e-commerce and IT. Core Competencies: Player/Coach, Metrics-driven, Execution-based philosophy, Life-long learner

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