Kick off your next meeting with a five-minute, reorienting exercise I call a Leader Moment. Thought-provoking conversations or questions, Leader Moments change the mindsets of everyone in the room so that your team can be more present and productive.

Your new Leader Moment is:

Why should our people follow us?

Ask the question and listen to the answers in the room. Encourage honesty. Be sure to solicit answers from several participants, especially those in leadership positions or roles. End the conversation by sharing this quote:

“Performance is determined by the degree to which leaders can inspire what they want from their followers. If you want performance, the first step is to give your people a good reason to follow you.” – Cort Dial

The entire exchange should take about five minutes.