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How to Run a Great Annual Leadership Team Offsite Meeting.

Most leaders find it difficult to adequately prepare— assuming they even know how — to facilitate a high-powered, executive offsite. The truth is that it is nearly impossible for a leader to facilitate and participate in, let alone also lead, their own offsite. A better strategy is to hire experts who use proven approaches, tools, and methods to prepare and facilitate a great annual leadership team offsite meeting.

The ten tips and resource links below will help the thoughtful leader to get out in-front of the planning process and make clear to the board, top team, and employees that the organization is in good hands and well-led.

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  • Inform the board and the management team that it is time to work on plans for the coming year.
  • The management team can be as small as three to five members or as many as 15 to 20.
  • If there are more than seven, pick three to five to serve as an executive committee.
  • Prepare a time-line of steps, outputs, and review points.
  • Assign a process leader who will manage planning as a project.
  • Schedule offsite session and line up facilities and facilitation support.

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How to get, and stay, in control of operations.

Leaders who are in control of operations compare their organization’s actual performance results to:

  • Past results to know whether their organization is trending up, down or sideways.