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5Ps to Measure

By Liz Guthridge, The LEAN Communicator™

The 5Ps for measuring LEAN Communications are programs, projects, processes, performance and perpetuation. Ideally, you want to measure all five regularly, although not necessarily on the same schedule. This tool explains why you want to measure, what you should measure, and what some appropriate tools for measuring are.

Change Leader Checklist

By Liz Guthridge, The LEAN Communicator™

How ready are you to help people move along the change curve? Take this self-ranking now! The answer can help you figure out where you need support so you improve your ability to influence and persuade others and get more traction for your change initiative.

Price: FREE

Common Organization Structures for Communications Functions

By Liz Guthridge, The LEAN Communicator™

This chart outlines five types of organizational structures commonly used for communication functions. Besides describing the type of structures, the chart defines the situations for which they are good fits. Warning: Hybrid structures are common as well as others not defined here.

Price: FREE

Speak in Headlines

By Liz Guthridge, The LEAN Communicator™

This tool helps you articulate your main idea along with the most three salient points people need to know. You also can capture the supporting data for each of the three points. By talking first in headlines, you can convey the most important point and then assess whether people want or need the download of the full story.

Price: FREE

Listening Tool

By Liz Guthridge, The LEAN Communicator™

How well do your leaders listen? Employees rate good listening as an important attribute of their leaders. This one-page tool provides some easy-to-use tips to listen better and start showing results.

Price: FREE

 

Meeting Agenda

By Liz Guthridge, The LEAN Communicator™

Life is too short to suffer through bad meetings.

Take advantage of this FREE sample meeting agenda to make your meetings more effective, efficient and easy to endure. The agenda template features:

  • Fill-in-the blanks for the four types of meeting essentials–necessary to define before you even prepare the meeting content
  • Framework for planning your agenda, including determining the meeting outcomes, the agenda items, the time slots and the responsible individuals
  • Guidelines for meeting participants on what’s expected of them for each agenda item.

Use this template in combination with the meeting notes and meeting evaluation form and you’ll enjoy the best meeting mojo in your organization.

Price: FREE

Meeting Notes

By Liz Guthridge, The LEAN Communicator™

Meeting participants want them but no one really wants to do them. Yes, we’re talking about meeting notes.

Make the process less painful by using this template for writing up meeting notes. This template features:

  • Fill-in-the blanks for the three elements about the meeting
  • An easy-to-use table for inserting the items discussed and the actions, including responsibilities and timing
  • Additional guidelines that make the process even easier. (And if you get any pushback, tell the individuals that you’ve received a ruling from a registered professional parliamentarian from the National Association of Parliamentarians–the folks who keep Robert’s Rules of Order alive.)

Use this template in tandem with the meeting agenda and meeting evaluation form and you’ll enjoy the best meeting mojo in your organization.

Price: FREE

Writing and Editing LEANLY

By Liz Guthridge, The LEAN Communicator™

Take advantage of these 19 short, simple and popular tips to write and edit in a LEAN manner. By following these tips, you can convey more with less. Your readers will thank you for cutting the clutter and getting straight to the point.

Price: FREE

FREE Tip Sheet!
Small yet brain-friendly changes to your thinking, conversations, and actions can greatly enhance your results. Make sure you're on the right path with this free tip sheet. You'll also receive the monthly newsletters,Connect's CollectionsandConnect's Creations.

FREE Tip Sheet!

Small yet brain-friendly changes to your thinking, conversations, and actions can greatly enhance your results. Make sure you're on the right path with this free tip sheet. You'll also receive the monthly newsletters,Connect's CollectionsandConnect's Creations.

 

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