A full-day workshop in NYC, led by world-renowned meetings expert Al Pittampalli, that will ensure all your meetings successfully conclude with documented decisions and clear action plans.
Become a Decisive Leader
Learn how to make decisions with your team, without any second guessing and unnecessary delay.
Your meetings will become so much more productive, decisions that used to take you five days will take you five minutes. What will you do with all that extra time?
Less Decision Overwhelm
Decisions clutter our desks and our mind. By having an easy framework for helping you identify and prioritize decisions, you’ll feel 50 pounds lighter.
Have you ever been in a horrendous traffic jam, inched your way up to the source, and marveled at how hundreds of cars were delayed as a result of just one stalled vehicle?
Just like stalled cars create traffic jams on the highway, stalled decisions create traffic jams in our organizations. Since one decision often sets in motion hundreds of others, when one is delayed so then are countless others.
Unfortunately, meetings, the place we’re supposed to make decisions on the most important matters facing the organization, often fail.
The discussions might be robust and engaging, but at the end of the meeting people pack up their things and leave with few, if any, documented decisions or clearly enumerated follow up actions. And so, another meeting is scheduled and another and another. In the end, it takes five or six meetings to make a few rather minor decisions.
But while it’s tempting to assume the way we’re running the meeting is causing the indecisiveness, the causality is backwards. It’s our indecisiveness that is causing a problem with the way we’re running the meeting.
How do you make decisions?
Leaders and managers are confused when asked this question. And that’s because most of us are never taught a systematic way of making decisions. Instead we gather in a room and assume the meeting will make the decision. It never does.
Meetings don’t make decisions, leaders do.
Decisive leaders and managers employ a special skill that I call _decision planning_. Before calling a meeting, they understand precisely what decisions to make, who should make them, and how. Meetings are then a tool these leaders use to help them carry out their decision making plans. The result is: the ability to make decisions with velocity.
And the great news is that leaders aren’t born with decision planning skills. They’re taught them. And here’s your chance to learn.
What People Are Saying About Al
The people that lead the meetings at our highest executive level are changing the way they use their face to face time because of what they learned.”
- Brent Trickett, National Coaching Director, Power to Change
[Al’s] fresh take on the skills needed to successful in a modern office community are invaluable. He presents his ideas with style, grace, and good humor. His content is excellent and very helpful. A true new voice in providing workplace/work life improvements.”
- Kate Klugston, Google
Random participants have even sought me out to brag about broken meetings they’ve opted out of… the benefits of the training are only beginning to be realized.”
- KC Procter, Starbucks
Changing the manner we meet … Al caused us to rethink the purpose of our meetings.”
- Larry N. Sweet, NASA, Johnson Space Center Chief Information Officer
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