Back In The Saddle

Back in the Saddle

In 2012 I confessed to a coach friend of mine that I wanted to start a blog. Immediately he launched into how difficult blogs are to write and maintain. “They are a complete time drain! No matter how hard you try, you just won’t find time to keep up with the constant writing.” We talked more about his writing and about what I would be writing about. It was a good conversation. Despite his warnings, I launched a blog anyway. In the beginning it was exciting. I kept up with the writing and enjoyed the creative process. But soon I life’s responsibilities rushed, and the blog took a back seat….way far in the back! He was right. I could not keep up with writing every week.

Since that time I have been continuing to develop my business, working more and more with software architects and app developers, network engineers, and data analysts. My work with these scientific types dove deeper into their daily challenges. One universal challenge that they all complained about was the Business Meeting. “What a waste of time these meetings are.”; they complained. There was the number one complaint by 9 our of 10 people I worked with, only to be surpassed by “poor leadership” at times. I committed to helping them address and potentially fix this nagging problem.

For the past 5 years I have been focused on providing tools and resources to IT professionals to help them manage business meetings. I’ve learned a lot about corporate cultures that foster good meeting performance and those that smash it to bits! I think that what I’ve learned can be useful to people plagued with poorly run meetings.

So, I’ve decided to start writing again. This time the focus will be on creating effective business meetings. I’ll try and share weekly what I’ve learned and what I’ve taught others to do. And….when I run out of things to talk about I guess I’ll stop writing. Until then….

Our first stop will be Tackling the 90 Minute 1 Hour Meeting!