Think about your past wins, current priorities and future opportunities!
Last week I talked about celebrating the wins as we head into 2023. It’s good to reflect on all that we’ve accomplished in 2022. It’s an important step because we’re always focused on what’s next. I talk a lot about running to the problem, solving problems and creating opportunities going forward. That’s all great, but you have to stop and look back at what you’ve achieved and celebrate with your team. Otherwise, you run the risk of burnout for your team and yourself.
I’ve been thinking about a meeting platform that I’ve been wanting to share with everybody. It’s a platform I recently took our board members through, and I’m also going to share it with the company during our annual state of the company update. It focuses on our wins over the past year, current priorities and future opportunities. I think if we follow this framework consistently, it’s a way to communicate to your teams. I always look for ways to scale and do things consistently. Utilizing this meeting framework can help you to do so.
Here’s what platform to follow:
- Celebrate the wins.
Every time you meet, celebrate the wins. Were they last week? Last month? Last year? They could be big wins, small wins, in progress or complete. What were they? Stop, acknowledge and celebrate those wins.
- Identify your current priorities.
Then your teams will want to know what the current priorities are. There’s always so much going on, and you can’t do everything. That’s another way you could burn your team out. Don’t try to do everything. Put your resources in the right spots, allocate them correctly, and get maximum impact. You have to really focus and prioritize what you’re currently working on.
- Think about future opportunities.
Ask yourself, “where are we going, and how are we getting there?” Always cast a vision, get out of the day-to-day, and think down the road. What are future opportunities you can strive for going forward?
I think this is a great balance; I look forward to trying it in my meetings. I want to share it with everyone on my team and all of you. Try it out at every meeting and give me feedback. Let’s get after it!