Session: Tough Love for Meetings: How Top Leadership Teams Drive More Quickly to What Matters
When you find yourself bored in a meeting, it’s a sign. If you’re doing your “real work” at night because it’s the only time you don’t be interrupted, it’s a sign. If it’s the third time this week at a meeting with no agenda and no clear purpose, it’s definitely a sign. These are all signs that it’s time that your meetings need some tough love. And unfortunately, you’re in good company – according to a Harvard study, only 17% of senior executives report that their meetings are productive uses of group and individual time.
So what can you do? Drawing from more than a decade of work with leaders at companies including Genentech, eBay, and the SF Giants, as well as fast-growing start-ups, Dr. Jo walks you through what top leadership teams do differently in their meetings – and how that creates breakthrough results. Discover 3 proven meeting and leadership upgrades that will immediately refocus your team, increase its impact, and free up time for what matters most.
This talk is geared for executives, the C-Suite, and the HR leaders that support them.
- How to set an agenda that cuts out the fluff and is worth your team’s time
- What you can learn from how the top 10% of leaders engage with conflicting priorities and personalities
- “This could have been an email”: How to distinguish what needs to be talked about together -- and what doesn’t
- Dr. Jo’s powerful blueprint for how to use meetings to innovate with your team and drive your organization’s top priorities forward
Jo Ilfeld, PhD is an executive leadership coach, Forbes.com author and CEO and founder of Incite To Leadership, a premier Bay-Area leadership coaching and consulting company. Incite To Leadership has worked with well-known brands and companies throughout the Bay Area and the world including eBay, The SF Giants, Genentech, Blue Shield of California, and Gilead, as well as high-growth start-ups and non-profits. Jo began as a small business entrepreneur who grew her first business into a million-dollar company. Inspired by her own leadership journey, Jo uses her experience to help other company leaders align their executive teams for outsize results. Her advice to companies has been featured in Fobes.com, Inc.com as well as the SF Business Times. She’s spoken on numerous stages about how to apply the science of leadership in real life including the Women in Engineering Leadership Conference, Professional Business Women of California (PBWC) and UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Jo is a graduate of Yale College and holds a PhD in Business from UC Berkeley.