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"Who's Missing from this Meeting?"

Most business strategy and operations meetings are packed, standing room only, mainly because everyone wants to represent their function, protect their departmental budgets, and push for their ideas on strategy and products.   453 more words


Sense making, friend making and glaciers

About a year ago, I was asked if I could help make a traditional scientific symposium (International Glaciology Symposium on High Mountain Asia) into something different. 1,308 more words

Knowledge Management

Are your colleagues clairvoyant?

Meetings without agendas are like buses without routes, you could end up anywhere. Many meetings are called without an agenda, expecting that everyone will arrive sharing a sense of common purpose and magically knowing what the expected outcomes of the meeting are. 393 more words

A plague on the educational landscape...

Bad meetings. Bad professional development. They are a plague on the educational landscape.

How is it possible that after decades of complaints so many educators continue to experience boring, unproductive meetings and mind numbing professional development? 294 more words

Dennis Sparks

There is no such thing as a one hour meeting

If you are in a room with five people for an hour, that’s five hours of productive time taken – not just one hour. A recent UK study showed that the average office worker spends around 16 hours a week in meetings. 496 more words

10 Things That Lead to One Great Meeting

Here are ten things that you can do to make your meetings more effective.

1) Avoid meetings. Test the importance of a meeting by asking, “What happens without it?” If your answer is, “Nothing,” then don’t call the meeting. 409 more words

Arik Kislin

5 Hidden Traps in Meetings

If you have sat through a few bad meetings, you must have experienced the following traps. Here they are and how to fix them.

1) People think they are experts. 585 more words

Arik Kislin