Early-morning meetings can be awful. Who cares about the bagels? Or nothing being there. There is a way to change the energy, though.

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It's Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I coach people, I want to help managers and leaders be more effective, better at hiring or your job search, if that's where you are right now.

You know, the early morning meeting is terrible. Everyone hates them. You hate them; they hate them. Let's Get Real. What can you do differently? The answer is bringing some play, bring a little fun to launch everything, I'll give you an example.

I was in a group meeting sponsored by a nonprofit in my town. Coach was there working with the people in attendance. Handed out a spreadsheet with some obscure suggestions for the group. I'll just read off a couple. And the idea was we've got this grid, and it basically says, "introduce yourself," and I'll just give you an idea of some of the silly things here.

Believes in Santa. Would rather email than speak on the phone. Drinks tea instead of coffee. Focuses on the big picture versus details. Is left handed. And the grid has 25 different items there. And if you've got a team of people that you're meeting with, you can create a grid, hand it to everyone, have them get to know one another. It's an icebreaker.

And the idea is you walk into meetings, everyone is tired and dull and bored and wondering when the heck this is going to be over and wanting more coffee because they haven't had enough yet. That was pretty typical of the meetings I used to that have to attend early in the morning.

Create a game of some sort. Create a little play. 15 minutes is what we're talking about. And get them to get on board. Have a little prizes afterwards, and then launch into the meeting. What we found at this particular group today was that the energy in the room was probably higher than it was under other circumstances. By being goofy, by being silly, by being playful, we got more done, and we enjoyed it that much more. Give it a try. And what's the worst that can happen? They're gonna go "Uh, uh," and they're going to grumble, right. You're already dealing with them grumbling because they have to be there early, right?

I'm Jeff Altman. Hope you found this helpful. Visit my website, TheBigGameHunter.us. There's a lot more there about a lot of different topics. Go there, go to the blog, go exploring. Have a good time. Also, I want to mention that, If you're interested in one on one coaching from me, you can sign up for a free discovery call on the homepage;there's a button that says Schedule or you could dive right into coaching. Be happy to do that with you.

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Hope you have a great day and take care.


No BS Management Advice | Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
No BS Management Advice | Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for NoBSCoachingAdvice.com. He is the host of “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast,” and “No BS Job Search Advice.”

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