An important aspect of my leadership training is watching my clients interact at meetings they lead. This practice is a very effective technique for coaching, and allows me to provide my clients with quick feedback.
In watching my clients’ meetings, I am exposed to an array of meeting styles. I am often surprised by how ineffectively and inadequately their meetings are managed (yes, even some my clients can run bad meetings..). It’s not surprising that our people make complaints about meetings: they’re monotonous, the boss continuously drones, nothing is accomplished, etc.