Category Archives: meetings

Throwing out the question

Anyone who has been a meeting facilitator knows that there’s more to the job than meets the eye. At a basic level, there may be a fair bit of involvement in the logistics of the space – the room itself, or … Continue reading

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Monthly management meetings: Should it be on the agenda?

If there’s nothing to report, should it be on the agenda? I’ve written posts in the past giving what I think should be the broad categories of topics that should be covered off at monthly management meetings. Following the Balanced … Continue reading

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Agenda Participation

I’ve written posts on managing agendas. That’s all pretty fundamental. But there’s a whole other side to this. There’s a role for everyone attending the meeting to participate – not too much, not too little. I think it’s fair to say, … Continue reading

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Outcome, Process, People

It’s quite fascinating to read the news and see story after story that follows much the same arc: A group is furious about the outcome of some decision and as a result spares no effort in blaming the process that … Continue reading

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The five minutes before a meeting

What’s more important than a meeting? The preparation for the meeting. When does this happen? Five minutes before the meeting. Let’s parse.

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