Before meetings

When preparing for a meeting I consider three things:

  1. What’s at stake? Key concept that captures the heart of the meeting. Stake is something that can be referred to when asking why the team is having the meeting at all.
  2. What outcome do I want? The results and accomplishment that you would like to see from the meeting
  3. What impact do I want to have? What I want team members to gain from the meeting. Or how I want them to feel while they are engaged in it and afterwards.