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6 Online Leadership Skills #3: Necessity of the 'Next Steps'

Clarifying the 'next steps' is crucial for leadership: it allows you to get rid of any misconception that any participant might yet have.

Aleesha Bharadwaj

Friday 10 July 2020 · 2 minute read

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Ever wondered how you can easily establish and further polish you leadership skills via online meetings? Let me introduce you today to the 6 Leadership Skills to guide you in Online Meetings. Sounds boring? Not if you think of the details needed for it. Let’s have a look at the six Leadership Skills we use at Rate My Meeting, and then discuss each skill in detail, one at a time. So lets begin:

Six Leadership Skills for successful online meetings

It all starts with clear meeting objectives or agendas, because doing this provides you and the participants the ultimate clarity. On the second place we consider the element where objects are achieved. Thirdly we focus on demonstrating and making sure that the next steps are clear. On fourth, we have the element of transparent decision making, which has clear documented ideas shared with everyone, and then on fifth we consider having a straight-forward communication with everyone involved. Last but not the least, we consider giving advice on the next steps, assigning definite roles and duties that are appropriate.

We continue today's post with: Necessity of the 'Next Steps'.

Necessity of the 'Next Steps'

Not always will you find people clarifying the final steps even after discussing the whole procedures discussed in the meetings. But then again, they are not very reliable. Clarifying the 'next steps' is crucial for leadership: it allows you to get rid of any misconception that any participant might yet have. In addition to this, you are entitled to the 'trustworthiness' by the participants as they will realize that you have time for them and that you are not doing it just for the sake of it. Bonus point is that it asserts the necessity to carry out the process efficiently and urgently.

6 Online Leadership Skills #3: Necessity of the 'Next Steps'
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Create ownership for the agreed actions

Above all, next steps are all about assigned conclusions. By making sure that ownership is clear to all your participants, you increase the feeling in the team the meeting was fruitful. And, chances increase the agreements will actually be picked up and put into action. A great opportunity to coach your team to be more effective and successful!

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