Vol. 2017, No. 17
Want to add more value in meetings?
Some people feel uncomfortable sharing their opinions during meetings—especially when people above them in the org chart are present. I worked with a client who generally felt that way, although she noticed that she felt OK speaking up when she had a well-thought out opinion that she could back up with solid data. The problem was that she didn't always have her opinions that well-researched; so she typically wouldn't speak up.
We brainstormed a few possibilities of what else (other than thoroughly-researched opinions) the higher-ranking people in her meetings might value. It turns out that people in meetings don't just value one thing—they value many different things. Sometimes you just have to think outside the box in terms of what value you could be bringing to your meetings and other work interactions. Read more.
Until Next week,