We’ve been introducing the Lean Coffee approach to running team meetings for many years. In every case the reaction has been positive with quotes like
“This has been the best team meeting we’ve ever had”
“I’ve never learned so much before in a team meeting”
“Wow, this managed to get ideas from everyone not just the loud people in our team”
The more that we have coached leaders and managers it has occurred to us that this technique to running a meeting is really the cornerstone and a great example of servant leadership.
When considering servant leadership we often refer…
An estimate is a guess. It may be an educated guess or a gut feel. Either way, never ridicule anyone else’s estimate; it was based on their best knowledge at a particular point in time.
There are various techniques for estimating. Here are 3 that I have worked with and think they work the best. I hope you find that they work for you too.