One of the first things I like to do in a meeting is get clarity on what decision is being made and who has the decision rights. If the answer to either is vague or unclear, you should cancel the meeting and reconvene when you have clarity on these two points. If there’s ambiguity as to who has decision making rights for a particular topic, it may speak to a broader ack of clarity on decision making and ownership that needs to be addressed.
Author: Mike Brown
Source: First Round Review
Subjects: Decision Making, Management