Strategic executive meeting

Deeply investigate and address a specific strategic challenge
Gabriel Guevara
Design Operations Manager

I feel so much more prepared and confident going into meetings. Rather than winging it, I’m organized now.

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What's in this template?

Executives are often the highest paid and their time is most in demand than most others in the company. The time spent in meetings needs to be spent wisely which means that critical decisions need to be made in order for the rest of the company to move forward with their work. 

Your time is precious and meetings should be a place where you get your most important work done. Rather than listening to status reports, you could be making important decisions or reflecting on strategy. Meetings are the place where you can get critical feedback from your team in order to improve your processes. 

When you improve your meetings at the executive level, these healthy behaviors trickle down into the rest of the organization. Each executive will take these meeting behaviors back to the managers they support, and those managers will pass it on to their direct reports. Eventually, this single improvement in your own meetings will have a huge positive impact on your organization’s culture. 

Clarify the decision-making process

List any frameworks or mental models that may be helpful in this process

Present the decision challenge

Share the details of the decision for everyone to review ahead of time

Debate and discuss options

Discuss for 30 minutes

Decide and commit to a decision

Make a decision and clarify the reasoning

Define the next steps

List the resulting action items and determine who is responsible for what

Final review

Review the decision, resulting actions, and clarify any questions

60 - 90 minutes
3 - 8 people
Ad hoc

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