Self-awareness is essential for all leaders, especially when you are interacting with your team.
In part 2 of ’10 Ways For Meeting Leaders To Become More Self Aware’, we cover 5 more ways to help leaders become better meeting facilitators with a bit of introspection.
You can find steps 1-5 in MLP #032: 10 Ways For Meeting Leaders To Become More Self Aware – Part 1 by clicking here. In today’s episode we cover steps 6-10 :
6. Knowing when to make a great POINT
7. How a meeting mentor can improve your leadership skills
8. Setting aside time to get to know yourself better
9. Celebrating as you gain self-awareness
10. Demonstrating how self-awareness makes your company stronger
Practicing all ten steps consistently will improve your ability to manage yourself during meetings, which in turn will help you become a more effective leader!
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(1:03) Meeting Leadership Tip #6 Make a concise point when it’s your turn to speak
(1:46) Meeting Leadership Tip #7 Finding a good meeting mentor can improve your leadership skills
(2:47) Meeting Leadership Tip #8 Set aside time to get to know yourself better
(3:26) Meeting Leadership Tip #9 Celebrate progress as you gain self-awareness
(3:50) Meeting Leadership Tip #10 Demonstrate how the new way you approach meetings improves business
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00:00 – Show Opening
Are you a professional who wants to become a more effective leader? Then get ready for daily tips from the coach with the experience and inspiration to help you succeed in any leadership situation. You’re listening to the Meeting Leadership Podcast with Gordon Shepherd.
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Welcome to another episode of the Meeting Leadership Podcast. My name is Gordon Shepherd and I want to say thanks for being here. Thanks for being a leader who wants to get some tips and take action. Now, today on the show we’re covering part two of 10 ways for meeting leaders to become more self-aware, and this episode is based on the get real with yourself checklist and that’s from my book called The Meeting Leadership Solution. And don’t worry about taking notes because you can actually get this checklist by going to meetingleadershipinc.com/32checklist. That’s MeetingLeadershipInc.com/32checklist.
01:03 – Meeting Leadership Tip #6 – Make a concise point when it’s your turn to speak
Now, yesterday we covered items one to five from the checklist. So now let’s move on to item number six, which is this. I know how to make a great point when it’s my turn to speak. So many times in meetings, the talkers talk on and on. The quiet people don’t know when to say enough, but if you can use the word point itself as a handy acronym and teach that to your entire team, there’s a good chance that when it’s their turn to speak, they’ll be really concise and get things done. And if you really want to get the information that you need to pull this off, well then check out my three part series titled How to Make a Great Point During a Meeting. And that starts in episode three of the Meeting Leadership Podcast and you can get that by going to meetingleadershipinc.com/3.
01:46 – Meeting Leadership Tip #7 – Finding a good meeting mentor can improve your leadership skills
And now let’s move on to checklist item number seven. I understand how to find a mentor and I know how to make a mentoring relationship successful. And let me take a moment to support this from my own personal experience. Now, I have a business mentor and when we meet, it’s a really intense time because we’re very focused. He’s looking for ways to help me support my business and I’m there to listen to him. We’re not talking about cat videos or our families or that kind of thing. We really are getting into being very specific and he’s being objective, and I would say, quite firm, like he’s not taking any of my guff. So that mentoring relationship for me is super, super valuable and I can definitely say that it’s had a positive impact on my business overall. And another great resource for creating a successful mentoring relationship can be found at episode nine on the Meeting Leadership Podcast. And it’s titled How a Meeting Mentor Can Improve Your Leadership Skills and you can get that by going to meetingleadershipinc.com/9.
02:47 – Meeting Leadership Tip #8 – Set aside time to get to know yourself better
And now let’s move on to checklist item number eight, which is this. I will set aside the proper amount of time it will take to get to know myself better. Now, the big objection that I hear to this from many senior leaders is, “I don’t have time. I’m too busy, I’m swamped.” But think about it this way. What happens if you don’t get to know yourself better? What if you’re leading a meeting, you’re unaware of your behaviors that are putting people off and then you have to go unwind all the things that were bad outcomes from that meeting? I’m telling you, you have the time to get to know yourself. It will pay off in meetings, it will pay off in your personal life. It really is worthwhile.
03:26 – Meeting Leadership Tip #9 – Celebrate progress as you gain self-awareness
And after you start to get to know yourself better, then we get into a checklist item number nine, which is this. I will celebrate progress as I gain self-awareness. So often in our busy day we are just grinding and grinding and grinding and we’re just not taking a moment to step back, pat ourselves on the back and be proud of what we’ve done. I can’t say enough about authentically celebrating the small wins you make as you progress.
03:50 – Meeting Leadership Tip #10 – Demonstrate how the new way you approach meetings improves business
And finally, checklist item number 10. I will demonstrate that the new way I act during meetings is making my organization stronger. Now, think about it. You start to become more self-aware. You have a positive impact on your team. The meetings start to run at the highest possible level. Your meetings are more productive, they become more profitable, that has a strong impact on the entire organization, and I guarantee you when that occurs, the impact on your customers and your community will be at the highest possible level.
04:21 – Recap of Meeting Leadership tips 6-10
And with that inspiration in mind, let’s take a moment to recap point 6 through 10 from the get real with yourself checklist. Number six: make a great point when it’s your turn to speak. Number seven: find a mentor. Number eight: set aside the proper amount of time it takes to get to know yourself. Number nine: celebrate small wins. And number 10: demonstrate how your new behavior during meetings is making your organization stronger.
04:49 – Meeting Leadership Academy – https://meetingleadershipinc.com/academy
And that’s it for part two of the 10 ways for meeting leaders to become more self-aware. Yesterday we covered part one. If you’d like to get that episode, go to meetingleadershipinc.com/32. And of course, if you’d like to get a copy of the Get Real with Yourself 10-step Checklist, you can get it in the show notes for this episode or you can visit meetingleadershipinc.com/32checklist. And I also want to let you know that this episode of the Meeting Leadership Podcast is brought to you by the Meeting Leadership Academy. If you want, great live and online training options to grow as a leader and learn how to run outstanding meetings, then visit MeetingLeadershipInc.com/academy. And as always, thanks so much for listening and we’ll see you tomorrow on the Meeting Leadership Podcast.
05:35 – Podcast Outro
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