LeaderShift Insights Inc

High Stakes Meeting Facilitation

Create Alignment No Matter How Diverse or Complex the Issues at Stake

Experts in Orchestrating Meetings To Add Value

As a leader, you know the power of a well-executed meeting or off-site and the risks and cost of the alternative. Depending on your audience, goals, and time frame, our senior facilitators will work with you leveraging an array of creative approaches to help you create an extraordinary experience.  Our approach to design and facilitation is unique and custom to your organization. 

Examples of facilitation services:

  • Corporate Off-Sites
  • Leadership Alignment
  • Team Building
  • High Stakes Meetings
  • Decision Making
  • Merger Integration
  • Leadership Conferences
  • Board Meetings & Retreats
  • Interactive Conference Facilitation
  • Partnering Sessions
  • Organization Design
  • Strategic Planning

Facilitating High Stakes Meetings

Recent Studies Show:

  • 73% did other work in meetings

  • Up to half of all corporate meetings are considered a waste of time

  • 91% of people acknowledge that they daydreamed during meetings

  • Less than half of managers can identify where the company is going

  • 28% of meetings include the wrong people or include folks who should not be there

All of this shifts the focus away from the real issues you need solved.

Are you tired of rambling meetings that don’t meet the goal? Are you struggling to reach consensus with diverse or disparate stakeholders on complex issues that need action? Are hidden agendas derailing alignment? Do people agree and then do something different outside the room?

Research shows that middle managers spend about 35% of their time in meetings, and in upper management, it is often a whopping 50%. What’s worse is that up to 50% of meetings are considered a waste of time.

Effectively orchestrated high stakes meetings ensure that intended outcomes are achieved for good, regardless of how complex the issues are or how divergent the stakeholders. We have facilitated thousands of meetings globally at every level, from board retreats, executive alignment and business planning, to helping teams find their groove. Whether it’s aligning around the future state, common strategy or customer experience, brainstorming new products, conference facilitation or project management, LeaderShift® meetings get results without the fluff.

We create alignment so you can achieve your
objectives through more effective meetings.

Leaders understand the power of a well-executed meeting or off-site AND the risks, cost, and frustration of the alternative. Our senior facilitators (all former business leaders) work with you to leverage creative approaches to create an extraordinary experience customized to your audience, goals, and time frame.

Leadership is the Day to Day
Communication about the Real Issues.
- Chris Argyris

How It Works

Meeting Design

Having executed thousands of high stakes meetings, we leverage our expertise to prepare for and design the best meeting experience to maximize engagement and alignment.

Our masters level facilitators have deep experience leading difficult and/or divergent personalities, cultures and reacting on the fly to challenging dynamics and shifting objectives.

Facilitation Experts

Applicable Tools

We’ve tested 100’s of tools and our meetings and workshops are outfitted with the most practical yet effective ones.

Expected Outcomes

  • Greater efficiency and productivity

  • Increased participant engagement

  • Skills are built and practiced to equip participants

  • Better decision-making

  • Shared ownership

  • Enables leader to participate

  • Ensures best use of time

  • Fosters greater teamwork and collaboration

  • Offers neutral, third-party objectivity

Ready to get to work?

LeaderShift Insights®, Inc. is a firm with deep experience optimizing corporate performance at some of the most successful and recognized brands in the world. We'd be happy to help you think through next steps.