Category: Constitution/Culture Tips

Constitution/Culture Tips

4 Ways To Increase Engagement Between Meetings

A common issue I hear with forums is that the energy, motivation, and accountability die down as soon as the monthly meeting is over. The …

Constitution/Culture Tips

The Oddly Difficult Role of a Timekeeper

How hard can it be to set your timer to two minutes and then, when it finishes, let people know that time is up? Believe …

Constitution/Culture Tips

Code of Conduct Template

Every Forum has a Code of Conduct that is signed by all the members and reviewed every year at the Forum retreat. Here’s a template …

Emergency Meetings
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Emergency Meetings

It would be wonderful if all our career/personal/family challenges happened right around the time of our monthly Forum meeting so that we could bring the …

Don't Use Slack As Your
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Don’t Use Slack As Your Forum’s Group Chat

In a prior post > https://bit.ly/3EQG4Zq < I talked about the importance of setting up a group communication tool to keep the conversation, connection, and engagement going …

Experience Based Values Creation
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Experience Based Values Creation

Our climbing instructor took out a small hammer and tapped it against the rock. She leaned in with her ear to hear the noise the …

Managing Forum Financials
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Managing Forum Financials

There is no one right way to manage the financials of your Forum, so let me give you the two most common options I see, …

The Danger of Unsolicited Advice
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The Danger of Unsolicited Advice

A core value of Forums is that each person shares only from their own personal experience and doesn’t share advice. I call this, “Speaking From …

No Business Dealings / Romantic Relationships
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No Business Dealings / Romantic Relationships

The space held within a Forum and between the members is special and should be treated as such. Below are two situations that are well …

Keeping A Quotes Board
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Keeping A Quotes Board

“I got here… on a river of tears, but I got here.” “Sometimes I breathe wrong and go up in pants size.” “A croissant is …