Meetings

Blueprints for Nine Essential Business Meetings

August 10, 2015

Let’s just put it right out there: pretty much everybody loves to hate business meetings. I’m on the record in support of meetings if they’re held for the right reasons and are run effectively. So, count me in the minority of people who think (some) meetings are OK. The problem is, we humans can muck […]

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Lead better meetings with these 16 questions

July 20, 2015

Does leading meetings frustrate you? Maybe you have someone in your meeting who has ideas— lots of them—who can’t seem to shut up. Or perhaps it’s the opposite issue: meeting participants are shutting down good discussion in the interest of “keeping things moving.” If either of the scenarios sounds familiar, then you will want to […]

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16 Discussion Questions to Help You Lead Better Meetings

June 16, 2015

Does leading meetings frustrate you? Maybe you have someone in your meeting who has ideas— lots of them—who can’t seem to shut up. Or perhaps it’s the opposite issue: meeting participants are shutting down good discussion in the interest of “keeping things moving.”  If either of the scenarios sounds familiar, then you will want to […]

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Resources for Feedback, Productive Meetings, Leadership and Career

November 10, 2014

Last month’s article for HR Answers was a bit of a smorgasbord. I covered meetings, giving feedback to a colleague and reviewed a total of nine books on popular HR and Leadership themes such as employee engagement, organizational culture, and establishing a thriving career. People love to hate meetings. I tend to swim upstream on […]

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Who Runs a Better Department – Those Who Meet or Those Who Don’t?

October 21, 2013

You hear the most interesting things on an airplane. There I was, making my way back home after a week of business travel. I was shoe-horned into a packed flight on a Boeing 737, listening to a group of three guys seated behind me talking about their workplace. (Yeah, I was eavesdropping. It’s nearly impossible […]

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10 Articles on Meetings, Employee Development and Interviewing

October 14, 2013

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I’m writing articles for Answers.com as the HR Expert. At the end of each month, I’ll create an article summary here on The People Equation so you can go check out the topics that interest you. This month’s articles focus on effective meeting strategies, tips for developing employees, […]

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Writing for Answers.com as HR Expert

September 12, 2013

HR This week marks the beginning of an exciting new phase in my writing career. I’m pleased to announce that I will be a columnist for Answers.com in their Expert Articles forum. Each month, I’ll contribute articles in the Human Resources category, writing about topics such as: – Administrative Systems – Attire – Career and […]

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Surly Name Tent Ice Breaker

November 12, 2012

Do you lead meetings on topics that cause strong emotions and opinions amongst the meeting attendees? If so, you may want to consider this unique way of surfacing concerns prior to starting the actual meeting agenda. I’ve used this process many times and find that it can add a bit of levity to a “heavy” […]

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10 Reasons People Resist Attending Your Meetings

October 29, 2012

Do you ever dread leading a meeting because you know that people are going to show up with barely concealed negativity or meeting malaise? People have lots of possible reasons for resisting your meeting. Take a hard, honest look at the meetings you run. Do any of these conditions exist? It’s heinously boring. (Sorry, but […]

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Learning Styles – Are You a Talker or a Thinker?

September 13, 2012

    Have you ever attended a training workshop, strategic planning session or day-long meeting and been asked to do an activity that had you up out of your seat, brainstorming, interacting with others . . .and possibly even doing some oral summary report to the whole group? What was your reaction to the activity? […]

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