5 Team Meeting Agenda Templates

A “team meeting” could mean just about anything: your full team, your full company, your department, or a team dedicated to a certain project. Since it’s such an amorphous term, I built several agenda templates for different types of team meetings: Weekly team meeting agenda Non-work team meeting agenda First team meeting agenda All-hands meeting agenda Department/staff meeting agenda How to run a remote team…

Leadership Meeting Agenda Template For Management Teams

Leadership meetings (or management meetings) are used to align the heads of each department on the key numbers, issues, and strategies within the company. They serve as a forum for analysis, decision-making, and problem-solving. In this article, you’ll learn about the purpose of a leadership meeting, the recommended frequency, who should be included, and what should be included in a leadership meeting agenda.  Purpose Frequency…

How To Prepare For A Skip Level Meeting (+ Questions To Ask)

When an employee has a meeting with his manager’s manager, it’s called a skip-level meeting. The discussion “skips” over one layer of management.  In this article, we’ll break down every aspect of a skip-level meeting including how to prepare as the employee and the manager. What is a skip-level meeting? Why should you have one? How do you prepare? Questions to ask (employee and manager)…

18 Quick Ways To Fight Off ‘Death By Meeting’

Patrick Lencioni popularized the phrase “Death by Meeting” in his 2004 book by the same name. But 2020–and the mass shift toward remote work without experience working remotely–introduced an entirely new beast. Deathy by Zoom meeting. I worked at a fully remote company for eight years. When we switched to a four-day work week, we knew meetings had to be cut way down to maintain…

41 Types Of Meetings Defined: The Full Library

In this library, you’ll find just about every type of meeting that takes place within a business. These 41 meeting types are organized into seven categories, so you can jump to a group that is most relevant to you. For each type of meeting, you’ll see three pieces of information – meeting length, meeting location, meeting frequency – that give the discussion structure. In the table below,…

How We Perfected Our Meeting Cadence (& You Can, Too)

I ran a company for four years before I thought about our meeting cadence. That was a failure by me as the operator of the business. If you don’t put work into your systems, you’ll end up with whatever comes out the other side (and you may not like it). When we decided to switch to a four-day work week, we reduced our work hours…

Filter 122 No-Prep, Virtual Icebreakers By Type

I did nearly six years of ice breakers for virtual meetings with my team. Here’s the backstory (and the complete list of the virtual icebreakers we did). I worked at a fully remote marketing agency for eight years. We had a small group of people scattered all over the country, but we made it a point to all meet on Zoom once per week. At…