Extracted from The Effectiveness Guide:
How can you contribute to your Leader’s Meetings?
“If I had to reduce the responsibilities of a good follower to a single rule,
it would be to speak truth to power.”
– Warren Bennis
Another way of becoming more effective tomorrow than you are today is by contributing to your leader’s meetings.
Your leader ‘s meetings are important because this may be the only contact or observation your leader has of your performance.
It will most likely be attended by your leader’s other team members; your peers.
As such, here are a few things you to do when attending your leader‘s meetings:
- Arrive 15 minutes early to get to know your peers
- Display dignity, respect, and kindness
- Demonstrate true Followership by adhering to all Follower Imperatives (see Section 2.10)
- Do everything you can to support your peers (Teamwork is critical)
- Put your cell phone on vibrate or leave it in your office
- Demonstrate that you’re a Team Player by your 100% attention, involvement, and participation
- Come with the attitude to contribute, encourage, and help others
Next weeks post from The Effectiveness Guide will be Section 2.5. How do you Follow Up?
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