Our September meeting was extremely productive and helpful for our members. Each meeting has a theme and the theme for September’s meeting was Why, Motivation, and Who is sitting in which seat.
For Why we watched Simon Sineks TED video about How great leaders inspire – Start with Why. Following the video we discussed what each of us should be doing to inspire our employees. Following the discussion we then watched Dan Pinks TED video on the surprising science of motivation. There is an animated version on the science of motivation that you may find useful. Both videos proved extremely helpful to provoke thoughts on how to improve our businesses and employee motivation. Each member had a number of “take aways” that could be implemented in their companies.
During lunch we updated each other on what was happening in our personal, business, and family lives. Additionally we identified issues that we would process. As the norm, the issues processed were extremely “meaty” where everyone participated and benefited from the issue processing. The recommended improvements for the next meeting was to allow more time for issue processing.
It is interesting as the Group has grown, we want more and more time to process issues. Although we still have speaker/workshop issues we are limiting the sessions both in numbers and length of time. Oh by the way there are two important exercises we are committed to complete outside the meeting. One is the “Green Box” The Green Box and the other is “Life Design” helping people live by choice instead of chance.