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FBP 070: How Uncomfortable Is Your Comfort Zone

 

In episode 070 of the Fluid Business Podcast Andy Sleet and Ray Moore discuss comfort zones and how sometimes they are not all that comfortable!

 

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FBP 068: Don’t Underestimate the Power of Generalisations

 

In episode 068 of the Fluid Business Podcast Ray Moore and Andy Sleet discuss the power of generalisations and sweeping statements in business.

 

Watch out for the generalisations and beliefs which are not based on any facts but which will quickly undermine a team’s morale and stall change.

 

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Don’t make these mistakes during a team meeting

how to set the rules of a team meeting

Have you found that team meetings can be time consuming and non productive?

It is easy for a team meeting to become a talking shop and have little value. Often even the best of intentions behind a meeting become lost. Meetings can become sporadic, team members do not show up and meetings are cancelled all together.

At their best, team meetings align the focus of the team by allowing group and peer to peer accountability fostering trust, respect and open and honest communication, the foundations of all motivated teams. At their worst team meetings foster productive avoidance leading to de-motivation and divisions within a team. These type of meetings become a chore and are felt to be a waste of everyone's time.

So why do so many businesses struggle with effective meetings?

It can be as simple as  there are no rules for the meeting. It is assumed that all the team know what the rules are but in reality this is rarely the case. Simply discussing and agreeing the rules will open up communication and get the subject out in the open. Here are some of the areas that need to be considered;

  • What are the rules around starting and finishing the meeting?
  • What is purpose and outcomes of the meeting?
  • How will the outcomes be recorded e.g. action points or minutes?
  • What are the rules about being ‘present’ in the meeting ie texting, reviewing emails etc.
  • What are the rules around interruptions during a meeting?

As an example, here are some areas that need to be considered about starting the meeting. Let’s say the meeting is to start at 9:15 am. Well that should mean that everyone is seated with all the necessary information to start at 9:15 am. It does not mean it is the time to make the teas and coffees or the time to go to the loo. How much respect are the late comers showing those that turn up on time? Make it clear there are no excuses like ‘I just had to take a call.’ Discuss the rules and the reasons for the rules. Find out how the whole team feels when some of these basic rules are not met. Publish the rules and revisit them regularly to make sure they are still relevant.

And finally make sure everyone sticks to the rules and that includes the owner!

Want to know more on this subject? Make sure you subscribe to the Fluid Business Podcast – in episode 065 Ray and Andy will explore this topic in finer detail.

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FBP 064: The Structure of Business with Andy Sleet

 

In episode 064 of the Fluid Business Podcast Andy Sleet discusses the structure of business. Do you struggle with enough hours in the day? Listen to this episode to find out what you could be doing differently.

 

Special Announcement – the Fluid Business Podcast is going on a short hiatus whilst we are working on something exciting to bring to you. We will be back with you shortly.

 

 

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FBP 057: Scaling Up – Cash with Peter Boolkah

Episode 057 is the final instalment in the Scaling Up series with Peter Boolkah. During the series we are covering the 4 major decisions every business must get right, according to the popular business book Scaling Up by Verne Harnish. This episode covers cash.

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FBP 056: Scaling Up – Execution with Peter Boolkah

Episode 056 is the third part in the 4-part series Scaling Up with Peter Boolkah. During the series we are covering the 4 major decisions every business must get right, according to the popular business book Scaling Up by Verne Harnish. This episode covers execution. The next decision is ‘Cash,' click here.

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FBP 055: Scaling Up – Strategy with Peter Boolkah

 

Episode 055 is the second part in a 4-part series with Peter Boolkah where we are covering the 4 major decisions every business must get right, according to the popular business book Scaling Up by Verne Harnish. This episode covers strategy. Click here for part three – Execution decisions.

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FBP 054: Scaling Up – People with Peter Boolkah

Episode 054 of the Fluid Business Podcast follows on from two previous podcasts with Peter Boolkah: 043 What are the Rockefeller Habits? and 052 Scaling Up – The 4 D's.

In this episode Peter delves into the 1st decision business owners must get right, and that is people. The next decision is Strategy, click here.

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FBP 053: The 4 Behaviours Seen When Forming a Team

In episode 53 of the Fluid Business Podcast David takes a look at four behaviours seen when forming a team. Fluid founder and business coach, Ray Moore, inspired this episode from his recent article on the Levels Blog.

Recently, during a business coaching session, Ray was reminded by a client of four common responses he encountered to a business challenge. Over the years he has encountered similar experiences voiced by countless business owners when building a strong, resilient team.

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FBP 050: The Levels Mindset – Leader/Owner with Ray Moore

 

In this episode of the Fluid Business Podcast, our final in the Levels Mindset series we look at the mindset of Leaders and Owners, taken from The Levels Can You Step Up to the Growth Challenge by Ray Moore.

 

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