...an almost completely 'true-ish' team meeting story...sort of...
"Wow. This is quite a project! We need to pull a task force together to get into the weeds on this one."
"Yes, a good multi-disciplinary team will be great. I'll have my assistant set up recurring monthly meetings so we can stay on top of things."
"I'm in. Of course I'll have to reprioritize the research I'm doing into that other leadership initiative that takes a hard look at where we'll need to be by 2025, but I can probably make it work."
"Me, too. But I think we'll need to push back a bit before we get too far along. I mean, c'mon, do they expect us to turn this around in 12 months?"
"I agree. 12 months is going to go by in a snap. I don't mind taking the lead on the initial project plan, but it'll be 60 days before I can realistically get something in front of the group."
"Whoa! Are you sure you can turn it around that quickly? Aren't you also on one other project?"
"I'll have my group take a serious look at the plan once you've wrapped up the first draft. Maybe we should have our next meeting at the 90 day mark, just to make sure we're not getting ahead of ourselves?"
How About You
Have you been in a meeting like this one? Was your head nodding too?
Leadership is about action. Cut the BS and get moving.
I'd love to hear from you.