TEI 1-10: Meeting format and expectations
Some insight into what the weekly group meetings are going to be like
Meeting Format & Expectations
- I know some things that you don't about daily publication, and I've spent three years walking the hot coals you're about to, so I hope to serve as a resource. But...
- I don't want this to be "the cult of Philip". There are some freaking amazing business owners in this pilot group. Just wait; you'll see what I mean. So I really hope there's a strong element of peer-to-peer connection and interaction both during and between our weekly meetings. I know it takes time for a group to gel--and some never do--but I really hope this one does.
- So please know that you have my full encouragement to interact, offer support, and seek support from each other. If you need infrastructure for that like a Slack channel, forum, whatever, please let me know and I will add that to the mix. Let's start with the weekly calls and then add in more infrastructure as and if needed.
- When you give feedback to others, I have a few suggestions:
- Before you do, take a beat and ask yourself: "Am I clear on what this person is trying to accomplish? Do I understand their goal here?". If not, make clarifying their goal, need, or intention your starting point, then frame your feedback in terms of that.
- There's a time and a place for declarations, and there's a time and a place for open-ended questions. Consider starting your feedback with an open-ended question rather than a declaration. It might get both of you further into the good stuff :) These kind of questions almost always begin with what, why, how, when, who, or where.
- Our general meeting format will be:
- A moment of small talk while the group comes online
- Brief check-ins on progress and blockers with each person, facilitated by me
- Open discussion, driven by your questions or needs, moderated by me
- As we go, I'll be desperate for your input on the meeting format, program, and any other ideas you have for how I could help you get the most out of this experience.