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Mastering Meetings – Rules For A Successful Meeting

Mastering Meetings – Rules For A Successful Meeting  If you are unable to master running a meeting, then as a manager you have a serious weakness in your skill set. Meetings are essential in the setting of tasks and implementing... Continue Reading →

Five Basic Tips For A Successful Meeting

Five Basic Tips For A Successful Meeting Schedule the meeting well in advance – meetings that are fixed at short notice seldom work Have an Agenda with relevant documents available in advance – to not have this sorted before the... Continue Reading →

How To Follow-up Meeting Outcomes

How To Follow-up Meeting Outcomes Meetings take up a huge amount of time and effort but their effectiveness is frequently undermined by the lack of follow-up and policing of the meeting’s outcomes and actions arising. If you Chair a meeting... Continue Reading →

How To Run A Quick And Highly Effective Daily Meeting

How To Run A Quick And Highly Effective Daily Meeting We all spend far too much time in Meetings that go nowhere, are poorly planned, badly managed and achieve nothing other than wasting time and incurring cost. Try using the... Continue Reading →

Skills Spot – Setting Meeting Ground Rules

Skills Spot – Setting Meeting Ground Rules Everyone arrives on time. Everyone prepares for each and every session. We test assumptions and inferences regarding what individuals explain/share Individuals share what they know or think they know – no holding back... Continue Reading →

Skills Spotlight – Chairing A Meeting

Skills Spotlight – Chairing A Meeting People always remember Meetings but they only remember the bad ones    - a little like going to a Wedding that was a disaster. Such traumas always stay in the mind so it is essential... Continue Reading →

Having Magic Meetings

Having Magic Meetings Avoiding common errors Contact the participants before the meeting to set the scene and to gauge their initial thoughts and approaches. This is especially important for stakeholders and decision makers. Know if the meeting is about you... Continue Reading →

Why Discussions Are An Important Management Tool

Why Discussions Are An Important Management Tool Discussions when run badly are a free-wheeling storm of pointlessness that go nowhere and eat up time and resources. Here there are people expressing their irrelevant and often emotional opinions in a way... Continue Reading →

How To Run An Effective Meeting

Running An Effective Meeting Before you even think about what the meeting is about consider the following points; Set the meeting’s intention in advance: what exactly do you want to accomplish? If it is simply to share info that is... Continue Reading →

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