How good at you at running effective meetings?Rate the following statements 1 to 5 based on how much you agree or disagree with them.1 = Never; 2 = Seldom; 3 = About Half the Time; 4 = Usually; 5 = AlwaysStep 1 of 250%I use a combination of business metrics and conversations with my people to uncover problems in my company.*12345I start every problem solving meeting with a clearly defined issue to discuss.*12345I ensure I have the right combination of leaders, technical folks, and creative thinkers in my problem solving meetings.*12345My team is excited to attend meetings because they know their input will be valued, and their time won’t be wasted.*12345My meetings start and end on time.*12345My meetings have focus. We don’t bounce around from one topic to another and narrow the discussion to specific issues.*12345I have clearly defined ground rules for my meetings that include limiting (or banning) the use of mobile devices.*12345I enforce these ground rules and adhere to them myself.*12345I have a clearly defined structure for running a meeting that ensures that every participant gives their input.*12345I spend 80% of my time listening and 20% of my time talking when I’m leading a discussion in a meeting.*12345My meeting agendas have the right combination of structure and flexibility so that specific issues are addressed in a creative and timely manner.*12345I don’t allow anyone to dominate the conversation in the meeting.*12345I know how to get my team’s “creative juices” flowing to generate problem solving ideas.*12345When conflict comes up in a meeting, people don’t shut down, and deep issues are addressed in a healthy manner.*12345We never avoid discussing specific issues because we are afraid to make anyone look bad.*12345I am skilled at taking a list of ideas and working with my team to narrow them down to the 1 top idea.*12345I know how to take the top idea from a meeting and convert it into a simple action plan.*12345Team morale goes up, rather than down, following a meeting.*12345I consistently run meetings that last less than an hour and: address our toughest problems, generate ideas to solve the problems, and put together plans to solve the problems.*12345 Score:90-100: You’re an expert at preparing, facilitating, and following up on meetings. Great job! 80-89: You’re good at what you do, but you know there are areas that you can improve. Pick one area and put together an action plan for getting better. You may get some outside input to identify a couple of tweaks to take you to the next level. 70-79: You are doing some things well, but you need some help, consider engaging an expert meeting facilitators help. 60-69: Meetings are a drag for you and your team. Something has to change and fast, or your company’s morale and performance will suffer. You should definitely get help quickly. Less than 59: You’re in trouble. You need a “meeting intervention”. You could really use some coaching on how to run meetings, and probably on how to run your business. Get help today. If you would like to share your results with me, enter you email address.* CommentsThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.