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With a UK Election this week, I am reminded…

With a UK Election this week, I am reminded…

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With a UK Election this week, I am reminded…

How similar it is to have your say in a democracy, and to have your say in a meeting.

Indeed, it is arguable that if someone doesn’t use their vote, then they have no right to complain about the result.

In Naked Leader we believe that everyone has value, a point of view and deserves to be heard.

Once this fundamental right has been offered, make sure that you use it – especially in a meeting.

The best meetings ensure that everyone has the chance to be heard, to give their opinion and to be listened to.

And many of our Client Business Partners take this one stage further – if you do not use this right then you lose the right to have a ‘vote’ on the final decision.

Why do we recommend this?

Because, have you noticed, it’s most often the people who sit in a meeting and say nothing that are the first to complain about the decisions, after the meeting is over.

With my love and best wishes


3 Responses to With a UK Election this week, I am reminded…

  1. For me, its great to have everyone engaged and contribute as appropriate. It is always difficult to sense the ebb and flow of the discussion and when someone should speak v listen. Note- contributing includes listening – when saying nothing.

    Even more important though – assuming this is a meeting to take action, not a social or general comms meeting- is to get the right decision taken in time to execute the action. Coming away with no decisions ( when action is required) is a waste of everyones time, as is another meeting to go over the same material because there was no agreement the last time.

    BTW – whatever happened to meeting ‘facilitation’ Love it or hate it, it seems to have died a death now and all the facilitators dismissed!

  2. Absolutely right David, So many times I have sat in meetings and views are not expressed until afterward.

    Sometimes this is a ploy used by certain people to “Sit on the fence” not to commit until the successful options become obvious!!

    James Tranter

  3. Such a relevant post this week! I’ve been trying to find a way to encourage people to vote and this sums it up really well, thank you David and yes, also works well for getting people to contribute in a meeting!

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