The great man:
One of my favourite tricks is to conduct most of my meetings standing up. I find it to be a much quicker way of getting down to business, making a decision and sealing the deal.His other preferred mode of meeting is the walking meeting:
When given the opportunity I often like to take things a step further – literally, with a walking meeting. I sometimes even set myself a personal challenge of trying to come up with a plan of attack in the time it takes to walk around the block… five minutes, go!Without meaning to, a couple of colleagues and I have used the walking meeting idea.
Jane, Toni and I aim to go walkies at lunchtime at least once a week. We have teaching at Woodford House in common and so we often articulate (actually spitball is a better verb) in a relaxed way about random stuff: what's bothering us or what's going great or we bounce ideas around.
I love these walks. Not only am I getting some exercise but I literally get away from school for 30 minutes and I have time to think and listen to their ideas and views. We are very different people and that's the beauty of doing this in a relaxed lunchtime walk: I get to hear their thoughts and they get to tease me...I mean, hear about mine.
Standing up and the walking about. Chur bro!