How To Onboard a New Member

How To Onboard a New Member

By this point in the process, you have already gone through the process of picking a new member (https://tinyurl.com/yhvsbwbq), and have unanimous support to have the person join your Forum. But how do you successfully onboard a new member so they are ready for their first meeting? Below is a great checklist to go through […]

Create An Ideal Member Attributes List

Create An Ideal Member Attributes List

In a prior post, I talked about building a Forum Intro Sheet that you can use to help recruit new members (https://tinyurl.com/yf9pef8m). One of the sections of this Intro Sheet is a list of key attributes that your group is looking for in a new member. Here’s an example of attributes my prior Forum used […]

The Four Pillars of Forum

The Four Pillars of Forum

Behind the structured agenda, coaching system, goals process, and presentation are four pillars that create the foundation of Forums. Everyone going into a Forum should know and agree to these four pillars. Personal Responsibility – Some members will only spend five minutes filling out their monthly reflection, while others will spend 45 minutes. The same […]

Fire Fighting vs. Smoke Detecting

Fire Fighting vs. Smoke Detecting

Every time I ramp up a new Forum, the first few months usually involve putting out a lot of fires that members have in their career or personal lives. This is natural for groups because most of the time the people haven’t been a part of a group accountability system like Forum before, so they […]

A good reminder

A good reminder

This is a good reminder as to why it’s better to share from your own personal experience instead of giving advice. You can learn more about Experience Sharing from these prior posts: [The Danger of Unsolicited Advice] > https://tinyurl.com/yj3pdzm8 [3 Dangerous Outcomes of Giving Advice] > https://tinyurl.com/ygll3yug [Don’t Give Advice – Share Your Experience] > […]

Using Forums to Instill Better Habits

Using Forums to Instill Better Habits

I often think about Forums as a way to instill habits into people’s lives that they might not otherwise do. Habits such as self-reflection, journaling, goal setting, asking better questions, coaching, being vulnerable, and so on. As I continue to evolve the concept of Forums, I always relook at each section of the agenda to […]

How To Run A Yearly Member-To-Member Assessment

How To Run A Yearly Member-To-Member Assessment

Once a year, Forums should run a member-to-member (M2M) assessment as a way to give an objective measure as to how well each member is doing in terms of their participation within the Forum. Typically this process is done just before a full retreat because then the group can use a retreat section to go […]

Forums Hold A Special Place

Forums Hold A Special Place

If you think about it, getting a group of highly talented and driven people to carve out 3 hours each month to meet is pretty impressive. Their calendars are usually jam-packed. That’s why each meeting you have with your group should be treated as a special opportunity and not just another zoom call or meeting. […]

Yearly Forum Check-Ups

Yearly Forum Check-Ups

During a recent test drive of a Tesla Model Y, I asked the salesperson about the required maintenance to keep all the systems running. He replied with a laugh, “What maintenance?” Turns out Teslas need very little maintenance beyond a tune-up every year or so. Forums are similar. They can run on their own, but […]

Picking New Forum Members

Picking New Forum Members

Even though some legendary Forums have been together for decades, the reality is that most Forums have a consistent flow of members leaving and joining. That means that at some point, you’ll need to think about finding new Forum members. “New Member On-Boarding” is a typical role that is given out within a Forum. This […]