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Let’s Stop Having Pointless Meetings

When I ask friends and colleagues what bugs them about meetings they attend, the most common answer I get is pointless meetings – or “meeting just for the sake of meeting.” They don’t understand why they have to attend meetings at which there is no clear agenda or goal. Frankly, I don’t blame them. One …

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Why Hybrid Offices could be the Wave of the Future

The coronavirus pandemic forced many employees to work from home for long periods of time. Organizations scrambled to make it possible, employees set up new home offices, and business boomed for programs like Zoom and Microsoft Teams. In the process, many organizations learned that remote working arrangements may be more possible than they previously thought. …

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The 4 P’s of Effective Meeting Planning

What does it look like for you when a meeting is unsuccessful? For me, unsuccessful meeting are the ones that seem to lack purpose, direction, and productivity.  They’re the ones in which you get distracted because they don’t seem important enough to be happening, or the ones that seem incredibly important but aren’t run in …

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Assertive Facilitation: The Sweet Spot in Leading Groups

I have learned a lot about effective facilitation through trainings and readings and just plan experience. But there is a dimension of my facilitation style which was never explicitly named in the trainings or educational opportunities in which I have participated. This dimension is more about how I bring myself to the room and to the …