Politics 101 - Chapter 2 - Meeting Prep: Who Wants What

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • What do you need to know before a meeting?
  • What do you need to ask before a meeting?
  • Why are relationships important?

This guidance tells you how to prepare for meetings where politics are going to play a role (which is to say, ALL of them). ;-)

Most folks dont do any preparation for the meetings they go to, unless theyre presenting something. This is a mistake, particularly when were meeting with folks who are more senior, or who are outside of our team. In either case, youll be far more effective if you know who wants what and who likes whom.

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good tip to try this with your own staff meetings

The recommendations in this cast are solid.  It was mentioned briefly that one way to get started would be to do this with your own staff meetings. This is an excellent idea that is practical to implement and may not be as intimidating. 

 Dudes - you are in rare

 Dudes - you are in rare form on this one. 

"We need five years to QA this"

"You are the poster-child for smoking crack"

I had this conversation *yesterday*.  Laughed out loud. This series of casts goes is in top 10.



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