Nov 21, 2019
Did you know that almost three-quarters of us find meetings
ineffective or unproductive, and they waste more than $37 billion
dollars every year?
Elise Keith, CEO and co-founder of Lucid Meetings, joins us to
share about her expertise and her mission to make it easy for teams
to run successful meetings every day, in the business world + in
life outside of work.
Whether you’re leading a meeting at your child's school or an
executive at a Fortune 500 boardroom, Elise is here to share
real-life examples + practical methods that will lead to more
productive + effective meetings and happier participants.
- "Every meeting is walking into another room with another group
of individuals that aren't the same as you, and hopefully having a
moment to connect and create something great."
- Get curious: Productive meetings happen
when individuals can treat each other with respect, let their
voices be heard and their opinions valued without judgment.
- Meetings aren't just transactional. It's about being successful
- "Bad" meetings are always a reflection of something
deeper going on in the culture.
- Many leaders are leading bad meetings because that's what's
always been done.
- Doing a job their not trained to do: Leaders
are spending 70-80% of their workweek in meetings, and fewer than
25% of them have any training on how to lead effective
- Look at how high-performing organizations meet successfully to
drive performance. In an effort to improve employee engagement at
the technology company Cisco, teams regularly touch-base in a
- Frequency of care: How often do you show
interest in what your team members are working on, say thank you,
recognize others for bringing meaning + value to our work?
- Breaking the doom loop: You can't get a positive result when
you start with a negative belief.
- "Every meeting is an opportunity to bring people together and
achieve something that you can't achieve on your own."
- Get clear on your "why": Use this Lucid Meeting resource to define which of the
16 types your meeting is, and design it to be most productive.
- Elise shares a strategic technique on how to use silence to
increase critical feedback to be shared + heard by all members of
- Organizations that design meetings with a clear end goal in
mind meet far less and waste fewer resources.
- Start meetings with icebreaker techniques to create bonds
between team members and combat loneliness.
- Live Inspired office: Share an experience from the past week on
how our individual work ties to the overall mission.
- Starbucks: Share a coffee tasting together.
- Lululemon: Clearing to be present before a Vibes Watcher.
- Elise shares 4 practical tips to have better meetings starting
- Take a moment before every meeting to create a clear vision of
the purpose + desired outcomes of the meeting.
- Connect with each other as people first.
- Close the meeting by getting clear on your promises.
- Say "thank you."
- Get a copy of Elise Keith's book Where the Action Is.
Elise Keith shared that she practices Hal Elrod's Miracle
Morning principals every morning. On Live Inspired Podcast ep. 77
my dear friend Hal Elrod shares the techniques of his international
bestselling book The Miracle Morning and how those
practices helped him overcome two near-death experiences + build a
highly successful business. Listen to Hal's Live Inspired
Podcast episode today.
ELISE KEITH'S LIVE INSPIRED
1. What is the best book you’ve ever
read? Don Miguel's Four Agreements.
2. What is a characteristic or trait that you
possessed as a child that you wish you still exhibited
today? Sit still and not be fretting about everything
I need to do.
3. Your house is on fire, all living things and
people are out. You have the opportunity to run in and grab one
item. What would it be? My laptop + a box of my
kids' precious school pictures.
4. You are sitting on a bench overlooking a
gorgeous beach. You have the opportunity to have a long
conversation with anyone living or dead. Who would it
be? My great, great grandfather Jake Patrick
Aldridge. There are all types of family legends about him and I'd
love to hear them come straight from the source.
5. What is the best advice you’ve ever
received? Eat all the chocolate while you can.
6. What advice would you give your 20-year-old
self? Just do the work.
7. It’s been said that all great people can have
their lives summed up in one sentence. How do you want yours to
read? Well, that was fun!
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