How to Lead a Staff Meeting Well

January 20, 2015
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Podcast Episode #091


Staff meetings can often turn into death by meeting. However, when led effectively, they are actually productivity by meeting. Today, we cover eight keys to leading a staff meeting well.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Every church should have some kind of information card to gather guest or member info and prayer requests.
  • Most meetings have a point of diminishing return at the 60-minute mark.
  • Don’t meet for the sake of meeting. If you don’t have agenda items, don’t meet.
  • Consider the personalities in your meetings. Know who needs to be asked to share and who shares openly.
  • One of the reasons many view meetings with dread is because they don’t feel like anything is accomplished.
  • Never end a meeting wondering “where do we go from here.”

The eight keys to effectively leading a staff meeting are:

  1. Begin with prayer.
  2. Have a clear and disciplined starting and finishing time.
  3. Take some early time to talk about personal and family issues.
  4. Have a prepared agenda and stick with it.
  5. Keep the meeting moving.
  6. Allow for input.
  7. Ask questions.
  8. End each meeting with clarity, assignments, and deadlines.

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