Inspired by a sign outside a meeting room I shot this Good Group Video Tip on site at a corporate headquarters.
One’s personal attitude and energy can have a huge impact on a meeting. A group can do many things perfectly – good agenda, good facilitation, shared information, right people at the table – but if just one or two people have unhelpful attitudes it can prevent the group from making good decisions. On the other hand, a few really great attitudes can elevate a group to new heights.
In the video I mention unhelpful attitudes like “I know best” and “certain people unworthy.” Other attitudes that are unhelpful for group decision making include “closed-mindedness,” “nothing good will come from this,” and “I don’t need to pay attention.”
Helpful attitudes mentioned in the video include “open-mindedness,” “humility,” and “positive belief that the group can make a good decision.” Other helpful attitudes include “group interests over individual interests,” “assume best intentions,” and “honor the group process.”
I have written many Good Group Tips about attitude and they are all organized in a single list here.