1.5 Hour Lunches
I recently read in Improv Leadership that Stan Endicott schedules 1.5 hours for lunch meetings. Wowza. That’s a chuck of time. He says it takes him that long to accomplish what he needs to — because he’s interested in more than just eating. He’s story mining. His point is that if you are get to know someone’s story, you need to allow time for it. Many times my leader ship mindset is let’s get the most accomplished with the least amount of time possible. Standpoint is that somethings take time and are worth it to take the time. Store minus one of those. After reading this I changed my lunch blocks to 1.5 hours. I intend to ask more questions and listen more.