Imagine you’re leading an exercise development planning meeting for your organization. Walking into it you felt good, thinking you have everything planned out and all of the answers and the direction set. But then, almost immediately, one planning team member begins to question you.
You handle the immediate concerns, but you see this person isn’t satisfied. The questions continue, and each challenge leads to a lengthy discussion of, in your opinion, minor significance. You’re watching the clock, precious meeting minutes ticking away.
You’re not really even sure who invited this person, but it’s taking everything you have to not tell him to sit down and be quiet. But what we often don’t realize is that this individual is one of the most critical pieces to your planning group. Without him or her, you can be led down a path of irrational decisions and poor planning that ultimately lead to exercise failure.