What do your mid-year meetings look like?
Most good leaders have already created a credible accountability system, where the team is intellectually honest about their results, and they have short-term plans in place for the mid-course corrections to ensure they deliver on their promises by year-end. So many of these leaders are now wondering what they should be discussing at their mid-year planning meetings.
Here are some things that successful teams are focusing on at their mid-year retreats this year:
- Reaffirm purpose and teamwork. It’s important to set aside our problem-orientation and consolidate the wins we have from working together. Consider asking the questions: “What about this business brings us joy?” and “Why should we be feeling like winners?” The answers you collect will build confidence and become part of the dialogue your executive team shares with their direct reports after the retreat.
- Realign, and reinvigorate around your vision. Mid-year is the best time for joyful dreaming about “What’s possible?” in the business 3 and 7 years from now. Talking through those goals as a team transforms them from vague ideas into clear and inspiring plans for the future.
- Identify and make plans for the highest performing/potential talent. Every team knows there are a few people in the organization who have that special talent, with a halo of magnetic energy. We call them Bright Eyes. Summer is a great time for senior executives to set up one on one time with the Bright Eyes in their business and talk about “What’s Possible?” for their future.
If you want to chat about some tools and techniques that are really working at these retreats, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.