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Want to pick up your innovation pace? Follow these simple rules

If you follow this blog, you know that we like to get things done….despite the usual consultant approach! We like to deliver results, not reports! 508 more words


Meetings add energy or deplete it…

Meetings add energy to the school community or they deplete it. They seldom have a neutral effect.

Meetings that energize:

• Have clearly stated purposes that community members care about, with agenda items and outcomes matched to those purposes, 121 more words

Dennis Sparks

Leading Effective Meetings

Most information out there on running effective meetings outlines steps to take and how to be efficient. Some of the items on the lists include: having an agenda, knowing the objectives ahead of time, sharing the agenda with others before the meeting, using as little time as possible, and so on. 589 more words


Turn Off the Phone During Meetings. That is All.

Nothing says you’re not paying attention in a meeting more than constantly looking at your phone or answering it to take a call. Beyond being disrespectful to the group with whom you’re meeting, you’re wasting time by not being full present. 264 more words


How to Identify Future Leaders

Every meeting provides an opportunity to learn important things about the people who attend. Here’s what to watch for:

> Is it planned?

Effective leaders always begin with clearly defined goals and then prepare plans for achieving them. 481 more words


More on Meetings

Another quickie (so you don’t think I’ve fallen off the face of the earth). I’ve mentioned meetings before (a search on my posts and the word “meeting” shows up in seven of them). 236 more words


Good meeting "rules" seed list and its use in practice

I like this meeting rules/tips list from Harry Hall (@harrythall). They’re all good, though I’d add “no open devices (e.g., PCs or tablets)” and “schedule the meeting’s end-time to allow people to get to their next meeting (e.g., end agenda at 9:50 AM vs. 116 more words