THE GREAT HUDDLE: A MEANINGFUL MEETING
What is a “Great Huddle?” It’s a staff meeting! But it’s not your normal, run of the mill type of staff meeting. Instead, it’s a meaningful meeting where your team will (1) realign themselves to your vision, mission, and values. Then (2) they’ll each have an opportunity to speak so that everyone gets to know each other on a deeper level. Following that, (3) you or a member of your executive team will give a leadership briefing which includes the specific things you and your executive team are working on and the reasons behind it. You’ll share critical financial numbers with your team so that everyone is more in tune with the state of your company (for better or for worse). And you’ll give an update on where your company stands relative to your goals. Then, (4) someone will give a brief “lesson in leadership” or will provide refresher “standard operating procedure” training to your team. And finally, (5) you’ll cap off this meeting with an awards presentation to recognize superior achievement from within your ranks.
Each of these sections is covered in the full white paper, but first, I have to give credit where credit is due! I didn’t make up the name, “The Great Huddle.” It came from an outstanding book I’ve read at least a few times over the past several years. The book is The Great Game of Business, written by Jack Stack. It’s a fantastic book and one of your action steps is to get that book and read it. I can tell you that I’ve personally used many of the ideas presented in The Great Game of Business, and while I can’t specifically quantify the exact amount of profit and company value I’ve gained as a result of reading the book and taking action, I know I’ve benefitted tremendously. You’ll learn about the powerful benefits of “open book management” and specifically how you can use your company financials to build a smart, well-informed, effective, committed team of people.
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