If you’ve ever walked into your Level 10 Meetings or Quarterly Planning and heard someone say “I don’t think we have any issues,” you’re on a slippery slope to mediocrity. If your meetings have become routine or your team looks to you as the source of substance for the agenda for the weekly time you’ve allotted together, then it’s time to consider some questions to better serve yourselves and your company.
One key factor in managing people is to provide clear expectations around their roles and responsibilities. This builds the accountability that leads to results.
Bill Clinton made his national debut with a speech at the 1988 Democratic National Convention. He went on for 90 minutes. By far his biggest applause line of the night was “And so, in conclusion. . .” If only he’d started there.
I recently received a report from an EOS® company leader who said their team has been feeling a bit "bummed" lately. They felt this way after perfectly good Level 10 meetings™️, even when a lot got done!
Their concern was that the Level 10's seemed to focus on "negative things," like problems, barriers, obstacles, ISSUES, thus leading to a feeling of general negativity.
I did some correspondence on this with my "Honey Badger" tribe of fellow EOS Implementers, and they, too, noted that this is not uncommon. I've done a bit of online research, and it turns out that it is quite normal for high-performing teams to experience this occasionally.
Do you have too much on your plate? Feeling overwhelmed and unfocused at work? Juggling too many priorities? If so, now’s the time to schedule a Clarity Break! If you’re not doing them, you’re at a disadvantage – possibly missing opportunities to reach your full potential.