Friday, July 29, 2005
Even if you do not chair the meeting, as a leader you will be a strong focus of attention for everyone participating. People will watch your behavior, even when you are not saying anything, or when another team member is speaking. If you are staring out the window, doodling, typing or answering email, or slouching in your chair you are signalling disinterest. People WILL notice. Use your body and eyes to encourage people to take part. Nod, smile and stay silent when others talk. Give everyone your full attention.