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Business Booster #78: Diplomatic Assertiveness- 3: Lead a Revolution, Not a Rebellion

October 05, 20231 min read

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Booster Byte 78

Some Leaders fly from one meeting to another throughout their busy days. Often there’s simply no time to prepare adequately for a meeting. They rely on those attending to brief them on the fly.

This strategy wastes not only your time, but also that of your people. They must bring you up to speed on the latest developments of the topic. That takes time. By default, you have placed yourself in the compromising position of having to take their word for assumptions that might be dead wrong. Finally, you have given yourself zero time to think about your various options and the downstream effects of selecting one over another.

It’s much better to do a little homework before each meeting. First, determine the purpose of the meeting and the result you want from it. Then develop your own agenda that achieves your desired result. Take a few moments by yourself to assess the attendees. Understand their likely position (for or against particular courses of action) and why they might feel that way. Strategize how best to move them over to your position.

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Dr. Frumi, MBA, PhD

She is known as The CEO’s Secret Weapon. She focuses on culture first to create an environment that allows for the right decisions to be made regarding Vision, Culture, Strategy, Metrics, Execution and Cash Management.

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