In honor of a couple of marathon meetings I attended this week:1. What's your view of meetings? Choose one or more, or make up your own:
a) When they're good, they're good. I love the feeling of people working well together on a common goal.
b) I don't seek them out, but I recognize them as a necessary part of life.
c) The only good meeting is a canceled meeting.
1. I'll do my own take combining a) and my own—typically church meetings didn't thrill or even excite me when I was serving FT in The Church, but these days I feel validated when/if I need to attend one, and a week with more than one, preferably evening meetings, really floats my boat. I know, probably kind of weird. Oh, there are meetings other than church? Probably, but that's my answer for now.
2. Do you like some amount of community building or conversation, or are you all business?
Depends on the situation—I have a l-o-o-o-n-g history of being extremely accommodating, but that also can be described as giving everyone a hearing. However, in real life, I pay little attention to anything negative anyone says about me or about anyone or any situations, so short answer "yes."
3. How do you feel about leading meetings? Share any particular strengths or weaknesses you have in this area.
I'll refer to 2, where I admit to being too-accommodating in some ways, but in general I like to lead meetings because we can get through the agenda faster (BETTER!) than if someone else does it.
4. Have you ever participated in a virtual meeting? (conference call, IM, chat, etc.) What do you think of this format?
No, not yet, but I'm waiting for that day and wondering what my assessment will be.
5. Share a story of a memorable meeting you attended.
Ummm, none that I can remember right at the moment.