directed action > action > motion > getting stuck
We opened with a simple question that lead to great discussion and several connected insights:
Is there a guide for meetings with senior executives?
We talked about the five factors for a successful meeting — and how to prepare. This is absolutely a topic we'll revisit again.
Then we touched on:
- Executives (leaders) are map makers, not map followers
- Ease of engagement is a leadership quality
- The risk of public shaming when asking questions
- Pay attention to who influences the executive
We talked briefly about how to handle requests for your "5-year plan" when the amount of chaos and uncertainty makes it challenge to look out a few months right now.
As our time came to close, we briefly talked about accountability. Specifically, the three factors required to have accountability and what people really mean when they say accountability.
Here's the visual record: