Podcast Episode #091
Staff meetings can often turn into death by meeting. However, when led effectively, they are actually productivity by meeting. Today, we cover eight keys to leading a staff meeting well.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Every church should have some kind of information card to gather guest or member info and prayer requests.
- Most meetings have a point of diminishing return at the 60-minute mark.
- Don’t meet for the sake of meeting. If you don’t have agenda items, don’t meet.
- Consider the personalities in your meetings. Know who needs to be asked to share and who shares openly.
- One of the reasons many view meetings with dread is because they don’t feel like anything is accomplished.
- Never end a meeting wondering “where do we go from here.”
The eight keys to effectively leading a staff meeting are:
- Begin with prayer.
- Have a clear and disciplined starting and finishing time.
- Take some early time to talk about personal and family issues.
- Have a prepared agenda and stick with it.
- Keep the meeting moving.
- Allow for input.
- Ask questions.
- End each meeting with clarity, assignments, and deadlines.
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