Brett T.

Brett T.

Alumni

Mantra

  • Jul 28th, 2017 at 10:07PM

I went pretty simple with this, basically stealing from Patrick in the original post.

I've posted it on Kenzai a bunch of times, but I got involved with Kenzai 6-7 years ago after I walked up three flights of stairs to a meeting in a NYC skyscraper and had to pause to catch my breath, and started to sweat out. I had become so focused on work for 10-12 years that I had let my health go to shit.

I don't actually hate meetings, I think meetings can be immensely valuable if you run them well and have good meeting practices, but they can also be soul crushing. So with that, my mantra is:

"Relax, it's not a meeting"

 
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Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Blast: T-shirt Ready | Day 2 (Member)
Head Traineralmost 2 years ago

Oh yeah. I agree completely, Brett. Meetings can be brutal. Much harder than a run! But if you stick to the plan, make 'em snappy, absolve people from attending that don't need to be there, and carve out a few minutes to be human, they can even be fun! Big ups for making the most of your wake up call.


    Brett T.Brett T.Alumni
    almost 2 years ago

    My first "big boss" was a guy named Mike Grant, who was a legend. He would randomly walk into conference rooms and demand to see the agenda, and ask people why they were at the meeting. We were all young consultants who thought we were way smarter than we were. It was a great way to teach meeting discipline. He also emphasized the need to treat others with dignity, respect and compassion. A great guy who died within a year of retiring. I still miss him.


      Ed CenterEd CenterKenzai Member
      Assistant Traineralmost 2 years ago

      Perfect Brett mantra; personal, interesting, effective, funny. Happy training and happy weekend.


        Greg V.Greg V.Kenzai Member
        almost 2 years ago

        perfect! good luck with the vacation, have fun!


          Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Blast: T-shirt Ready | Day 2 (Member)
          Head Traineralmost 2 years ago

          @Brett - To Mike! A toast. Egg whites and milk (with just a dash of Bourbon).


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