All participants contribute to building the agenda
If you are inviting people to a meeting you may well start preparing the agenda in advance: but always open the meeting by asking participants what topics they want to raise. Only when the agenda is complete do you begin work on the first topic.
Every topic has its own block of time
The person who proposes a topic also specifies how much time s/he would like the group to spend on it, including presentation, discussion, decision – everything you need to do to get results. Once agreed, the time must not be exceeded! (But you can take less time if you like.)
Consensus on order of topics
The group is invited to decide "what to do now", i.e. to select one topic at a time (and only one). There is no pressure to "get in first" because we know in advance that every topic will receive its agreed block of time.
This method is useful in two different contexts:
For regular peer coaching meetings, including coach and facilitator training.
For radically improving the quality of workplace and other action-oriented meetings, including enabling an improvement in collaboration and relationships.