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Take 'Yes But' Off the Table

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

In some environments it's harder to create positive cultures than others. Phil Moore, Managing Partner of Porter Keadle Moore, an Atlanta based accounting firm says, "As accountants, our job is to find the bad stuff that other people can't see, so it's easy for our default to be negative."

Want to Lead a Good Meeting? Begin With Facilitative Presence!

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Presence, I have come to realize, is the doorway to all things meaningful -- the bridge between what is and what can be.

The Sins and Saviors of Business Meetings

Lisa Colantuono | Posted 07.27.2015 | Business
Lisa Colantuono

Those sins of deadly business meetings? Don't be a time hog. Share your thoughts and don't monopolize the meeting. Don't step over or talk on top of other people in the room and check your ego at the door.

Ask These 3 Questions to Power-Up Your Meetings

Alex Budak | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Alex Budak

Rather than accepting stale, vapid and mind-numbing meetings as a way of life, consider adding in these three questions to transform a meeting into an hour of team building, professional growth, and value reinforcement.

Find Grace in the Moment

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Ten years ago, I had an 'aha' that helped me become happier, and more effective at work. It happened when I was in Chicago to run a seminar. From the moment I came up on stage, I could tell that the attendees didn't want to be there.

Does Your Calendar Have A Chokehold On You?

Mike Monteiro | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Mike Monteiro

Meetings may be toxic, but calendars are the superfund sites that allow that toxicity to thrive. I've yet to see a résumé -- and I hope I never do -- that lists "attends meetings well" as a skill. Yet attending meetings ends up being a key component of many jobs. And it's stupid.

Are Your Meetings Collaborative... or Just Crowded? Four Factors to Consider.

Shani Harmon | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Shani Harmon

We were helping our client Sandra spring clean her meeting calendar last week paying particular attention to her recurring meetings -- those time sucking (and often soul sucking) meetings that once calendared, never seem to go away.

Four Secrets to Successful Meetings

Emma Isaacs | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Emma Isaacs

We've all had them: marathon meetings that go on longer than Claudia Schiffer's legs. They're usually the result of bad preparation and a few people who love the sound of their own voice and talk in circles.

How to Have a One-on-One Meeting

Michael Goldberg | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

First, it's important to understand why to have a one-on-one meeting. If you've been referred or met someone at an event that you consider a prospect (they told you that they're interested in doing business with you or hiring you), then that's probably a good reason for you to meet with them.

The Importance of Being Businessworthy

Per L. Saxegaard | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Per L. Saxegaard

We want the world to know: there are better ways of doing business -- effective ways -- that lead to stability and peace. Just look to the 2015 Oslo Business for Peace honorees. We need more like them now.

Be Thanked for Running a Great Meeting

Matt Abrahams | Posted 06.28.2015 | Business
Matt Abrahams

It is possible for meetings to be effective and efficient. In fact, you can actually structure and run meetings that people are excited to attend. But it takes preparation, a smooth preamble, and effective paraphrasing.

Goldilocks Goes to a Meeting

Renee Cullinan | Posted 06.20.2015 | Business
Renee Cullinan

Some meetings are too hot. Some meetings are too cold. And some meetings -- a very few --are just right.

How You Can Master Social Selling to Get in Front of Any Customer

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 06.13.2015 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

If you run a small-business or a small marketing team you can't market like McDonalds or probably even your largest competitor. So why bother trying?

How To Ruin Conference Calls

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 05.20.2015 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Conference calls, web meetings and screen shares. We all love them. We all use them. We also all know that at least 20 percent of all conference calls and virtual meetings are a total waste of time and money. All because the following characters below ruin them.

How to Make Every Meeting Wildly Productive

Honoree Corder | Posted 04.19.2015 | Business
Honoree Corder

I've gotten much more effective regarding meetings over the years, and I've identified three ways to help you make every meeting wildly productive and worth having:

Did Boring Business Meetings Kill Barbie?

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 12.24.2014 | Business

While Barbie was busy becoming a tech entrepreneur, the company that makes her was mired in old-school business bureaucracy. Mattel Inc., which ow...

Principles for Effective Meetings

Peter Fuda | Posted 01.09.2015 | Business
Peter Fuda


10 Reasons Why Effective Meetings Are So Important

Peter Fuda | Posted 01.09.2015 | Business
Peter Fuda

"Our leadership meetings are a good use of time." ...

The Competitive Edge: Grow Your Business by Growing Your Professional Skills, Knowledge, and Network

Ciara Pressler | Posted 12.31.2014 | Small Business
Ciara Pressler

In your career and your business, moving forward is about what you know and who you know. Are you dedicating enough time and energy to growing both ...

The Lost Art of Underthinking

Rich Siegel | Posted 12.19.2014 | Business
Rich Siegel

It may take a village to raise a child but it takes a battalion to put together a banner ad. A small army to to spit out an FSI. And a full-blown coalition to concept a simple TV spot. Not since the last congressional caucus have I seen so many people accomplishing so little.

Excessive Talking Can Be a Killer

Dianna Booher | Posted 11.02.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

Rather than the pay-off of praise from the finished project, people feed on the payoff from promises of what's to come. That makes executing the actual plans much less exciting--and much less likely to get done.

Two Ideas to Help You Nail Your Next Meeting

Matt Tenney | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Matt Tenney

By taking just a few moments to refrain from cramming one more thing on your device before a meeting, you could have a much more productive meeting that adds so much more value than the things you would have done on your device.

Hunter Stuart

6 Ways To Make Meetings Significantly Less Miserable | Hunter Stuart | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business

The economist John Kenneth Galbraith once said that meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything. That's a sentiment many of us a...

7 Must-Haves for Effective Meetings

Gina DeLapa | Posted 10.01.2014 | Business
Gina DeLapa

Running effective group meetings isn't hard -- it just takes planning, practice and a healthy sense of urgency. Your reward for all this discipline will be less stress, more time for the work that matters most and a team that thinks you walk on water.

10 Tricks To Appear Smart During Meetings

Sarah Cooper | Posted 09.09.2014 | Comedy
Sarah Cooper

Like everyone, appearing smart during meetings is my top priority. Sometimes this can be difficult if you start daydreaming about your next vacation, your next nap, or bacon. When this happens, it's good to have some fallback tricks to fall back on.