Many businesses struggle to turn abstract strategic planning ideas into concrete, actionable plans. One reason is simple: ineffective meetings. A good way to get started running better ones is to involve everyone in the agenda-setting process. Also, encourage meeting leaders to speak with conviction and express positivity (if not passion) for the subject matter. To prevent “meeting fatigue,” keep gatherings short and consider having participants break out into smaller groups. One final idea: Tell a story that will grab attendees’ attention and inspire them to come up with creative, feasible ideas.