Being a CEO and business leader can be very overwhelming. There is so much to do every day, all day. Part of your success is leading routine productive meetings in the office.
However, with so much to do, the prep work can get pushed aside and your meetings can get boring causing your employees to feel disappointed and frustrated.
But there is something you can do about it…give yourself a break and you just might make the meetings more enjoyable and productive.
As you gain more and more responsibility at work, you’ll find that doing everything yourself is just impossible. If you’re taking on bigger projects and have greater responsibilities, relying on your team is a must.
This would be the perfect time to think about recognizing your top achieving employees.
It’s a great way to strengthen workplace culture and propel business success.
Regular recognition is about building an active, united workplace values. When your employees know that you care about what they’re doing and that your organization is invested in them, they’ll push themselves harder.
It might just be time to start thinking about handing over the reins…
You can try using your daily or weekly meetings to divvy tasks among your employees, or possibly take advantage of the opportunity to let top achievers have first choice at new assignments.
It’s an easy way to make it clear that your organization is willing to give the most rewarding and challenging projects to personnel who prove that they’re up to the job.
You can also take it one step further, instead of having management run meetings, designate an employee as the meeting leader. They can assign other attendees different responsibilities.
Employee run meetings tend to be more informal while encouraging employee participation and interaction.
This will introduce leadership skills to your people for the good the company as well as their careers. When your workers are equipped with management skills, they’ll make informed decisions, and help guide their colleagues.
Developing your employees into leaders isn’t an immediate change, so by helping your folks to acquire the skills to run a meeting will benefit you, your employees and your company.
When you make your employees feel like an essential part of the company, they will naturally rise to the occasion and come forward as leaders.
So start delegating and create a team that you can really be proud of. You’ll produce great employees, help to develop future leaders, and become a better leader yourself.
How do you prepare your staff to run meetings?
Dave Baney is the founder and CEO of 55 Questions, LLC. We work with successful top executives with a driving ambition to crush their competition. We help CEOs and Entrepreneurs improve alignment, communication and accountability throughout their organization. www.55Questions.com
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