Tuesday leadership tactic: Let somebody else run the meeting.
There must be a rule etched on a stone tablet that leaders need to run the meetings. Happens all the time. Why?
One of the primary duties of a leader is to create an environment where leader seedlings can root. Creating that environment happens when responsibilities and ownership are delegated.
One way to delegate is by letting others run the meeting. This especially works well if you have a standing staff meeting or equivalent, but can work with any meeting.
Whoever you are delegating to, ensure they understand what you are looking to get out of the meeting. Then let her or him run the meeting completely. If you have a question as things go, simply ask.
Right after the meeting, offer up some feedback. What went well, thoughts for next time. And, make sure to get their feedback as well. We learn in moments of reflection.
Letting others run the meeting means you are freed up from that responsibility and invites others to work on their skills. It’s a win win. Why not try it?