You can take “Power Hour” Lunches every day to ensure your lunch hour is a productive one and one with a purpose. Your lunch hour should reflect a balanced plate of your business and relationship goals.

4 Productive “Power Hour” Lunches: A Balanced Plate of Business and Relationship Goals


Protein Power Hour Lunch

The “protein power lunch” is one in which you dine with your boss or a senior leader in your organization. No matter how informal you feel the lunch may be, don’t go without a running list of goals and optional topics just in case a relevant conversation arises. These types of meetings can help propel you up the corporate ladder, so always go to protein power lunches prepared.

Veggie Power Hour Lunch


The “leafy green power lunch” is one that is planned to produce results. It doesn’t matter what position you hold; if you want an update, want to give input, or simply have a project in mind where you want to see traction, go to lunch with an agenda. Do not be secretive about having an agenda because there are always ways to bring it up with fact and humor. Always go to leafy green power lunches with an agenda to produce the results, confirmation, and answers you want or need.

Dessert Power Hour Lunch


Next, there are “lunches that are dessert.” These lunches include a mixed group of executives, managers, and colleagues who have all worked together for years. During these lunches, you talk about personal things and work, but they are your friends and understand the level of trust and confidentiality required to be called a friend. The “sweetness” of these lunches takes years to develop.

Dine Alone Power Hour Lunch

Honestly, there are many times when I prefer to sit alone and eat at my desk. “Dine Alone” power hour lunches are an opportunity to get ahead, read, or just surf the web.

No matter the type of lunch date, every day you can have a power lunch if you plan your lunch with a purpose and keep a balanced plate.

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