Leaders: Let A Team Member Lead The Meeting
A great idea from the book, The Little Book of Leadership Development, is to ask each team member to lead a meeting to gain experience leading your team.
Authors Scott J. Allen and Mitchell Kusy suggest that you allow the team member to be responsible for:
- Developing the agenda
- Leading the meeting
- Disseminating the meeting minutes
Most important, your team members will better understand how to lead a meeting and will actually become more effective team members.
And, here are a few tips for your team members:
- Always distribute the agenda ahead of time.
- State how much time is being allotted to each agenda item and state whether it is an actionable item or merely a topic for discussion.