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November 8, 2016, is election day in the United States. This has been the most contentious, drawn-out, and, yes, tedious election in my memory. Everyone I know is glad it is about to be over. No matter what your politics or political values, I am positive that like me you are relieved we’ve finally reached the end of this unpleasant journey.
One inevitable result of this year’s electoral dysfunction (deliberate pun) has been rampant uncertainty about the future. [continue reading…]
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And, as you know, I even wrote a book about making meetings matter (available on Amazon.com at this link –contact me directly for volume discounts).
Most of my rants have been directed at senior executives and team leaders, because I consider them the most accountable for lousy meetings. After all, it is organizational leaders who set the tone and establish expectations for how things are supposed to work. [continue reading...]
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What is it worth to make your meetings both more efficient and more effective?
As I have been suggesting for the past several weeks, meetings can be improved in many different ways, both by reducing their costs (fewer meetings, shorter meetings, fewer participants, smaller conference rooms, and relying more on virtual meetings), and by improving their outcomes (crisper decisions, more explicit commitments to action, more active follow-up and feedback). [continue reading…]
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Today I am focusing on how distributed meetings can reduce costs in dramatic ways. [continue reading…]
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Clearly, the only thing that ultimately matters about any meeting is the quality of the decisions made or the ideas developed during the meeting. [continue reading…]
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