CAM 006: How Change Management Techniques Create Awesome Meetings

If you had to change your the way you meet with your team right now, would you be resistant? Would your team be resistant?

Change can be tough enough for one person and even more difficult for an entire team. Thankfully, today’s expert is Shairose Lalani, a Change Management Professional who shares some of her best techniques to help you create more effective meetings.

For example, in this podcast you’ll learn:

  • How to honestly respond to the question, “Why are we having this meeting?”
  • How to embrace change even though it feels unnatural
  • How to say no to “We’ve always done it this way” and move on
  • Why letting people talk about themselves is so important, as long as it doesn’t interfere with the purpose of your meetings
  • Why you should watch Simon Sinek’s fantastic TED talk titled, “How Great Leaders Inspire Action”
  • How to create a sense of urgency which will allow you to actually make the change occur
  • How to answer the question, “If our organization didn’t exist, what would happen?”
  • Why your meetings should have a higher purpose
  • How to ensure that the right people are in the meeting by creating a corporate culture that is mature enough to allow you not to invite people who won’t be useful in the meeting
  • Why it is important for your senior leader to be ambitious for the entire organization and how that approach can make your organization more profitable
  • Why you should check your ego at the door before you enter a meeting

Shairose’s Top 3 Change Management Techniques

  1. Ask and answer the question ‘Why are we meeting?’
  2. Create a sense of urgency
  3. Get the right people into each meeting

About Shairose Lalani

Shairose Lalani is an experienced senior leader with over 20 years of professional experience in change management, organizational development and operational leadership.  She has successfully managed, lead, and coached diverse teams in multiple industries and areas including:

  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)/Business Support/IT Projects
  • Healthcare
  • Rehabilitation & Disability Management
  • Oil & Gas
  • Government
  • Non-Profit Organizations

Shairose has demonstrated strength in the ability to quickly and accurately analyze a situation and work with stakeholders to create an appropriate solution.  Her success comes from building strong relationships and creating a compelling vision and road map for teams to follow. She is also Prosci certified, holds her Human Resource designation (CHRP), and has been certified to deliver the ExperienceChange workshop. If you’d like to get in touch with Shairose, please check out her website at or send an email to

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