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Get Your Meeting Mojo On: 7 Steps You Can Take to Change the Culture of Meetings

Judith Humphrey | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Judith Humphrey

What can you do to change this unproductive and debilitating culture? Lots! There are seven steps you can take to get your meeting mojo on and shine as an example to others in these daily interactions.

The Ultimate Guide to Hollywood Meeting Terminology

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.01.2015 | Entertainment

Development and acquisition talk can be another language to some. Below we will cover some of the most common terms that screenwriters may come across.

No, You Can't Pick My Brain, But I'll Talk to You Anyway

Adam Grant | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Adam Grant

Call it the Law of Unexpected Utility. By definition, you cannot know when you meet someone today where that person will land tomorrow. If you make every decision by asking "What will I get in return?" you'll miss out on these moments of serendipity.

The Art of the "5 Minute Grab"

Shani Harmon | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
Shani Harmon

Not every conversation needs to occur in a conference room. In fact, done well, a hallway conversation can work even better for quickly sharing time sensitive information, flagging a potential issue, or making a simple decision. The key to making a "5 Minute Grab" work is having a very clear purpose and providing only the essential information.

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."

3 Things My Sons Taught Me About the Perfect Meeting

Jeanne M. Stafford | Posted 09.09.2015 | Parents
Jeanne M. Stafford

We're so often trapped trying to balance work and family lives, we sometimes miss how one can inform the other. YES! A "family" experience can communicate to the work world -- and vice versa!

The Real #1 Factor That Determines the Value of a Meeting (Psst! It's Not an Agenda)

Renee Cullinan | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Renee Cullinan

In many organizations, meetings have become the end rather than a means. When our calendars are overloaded, we feel important and necessary. Many people have lost sight of the fundamental purpose of meeting - to come together to produce high quality dialogue.

How Great Leaders Get More Done In Meetings

Kenny Kline | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Kenny Kline

Put simply: The way a person runs meetings says a lot about the way he or she runs a company. Improve meetings, and you're likely to improve the whole business. Here's how to get it done.

Bond Better by Altering How You Speak, Move and Appear

Kare Anderson | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Kare Anderson

Ready to turn more in-person situations into opportunities to bond with unexpected allies and others? Make some simple changes in how you dress, move, speak or optimize the settings in which you meet.

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.

Independence Day 2.0: More Democracy Every Day!

Lisa Schirch | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics
Lisa Schirch

On this July 4th, let's declare our independence from bad meetings. It's time to demand that we all be heard when we gather, not just on election day, but everyday.

How to Run an Effective, Efficient Meeting Without Wasting Everyone's Time

Pam Stucky | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Pam Stucky

I forget how much I hate meetings until I have to go to one, like I did yesterday. And let me tell you, I have some serious meeting-related peeves. I'll bet I'm not alone.

5 Ways to Make Your Meetings More Positive

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

Once you have the right people in the room, it appears the secret to an effective meeting may lie in creating the right mood. Yes you heard me; it's all about the mood.

Introverts: You Don't Have to Find Your Voice

Pat Wadors | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
Pat Wadors

As an introvert, how many times have you been coached to "find your voice"? Or warned not to be too quiet in meetings? To be heard? I used to think that was a prerequisite for being a great leader and for having a seat at the table.

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.

Smarter Meetings: The WHY, HOW and WHAT

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

How many internal meetings have you participated in so far this year? Raise your hand if you think there were too few. And do you have any feeling that the ones you've been to could have been smarter meetings?

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.

Space Is Where the Magic Happens

Nesrin Everett | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Nesrin Everett

Recently I had two afternoon meetings: a thirty minute meeting starting at 3pm and another at 5pm. Both were located within 15 minutes of each other.

The Chokehold of Calendars

Mike Monteiro | Posted 05.19.2015 | Technology
Mike Monteiro

Meetings may be toxic, but calendars are the superfund sites that allow that toxicity to thrive. All calendars suck. And they all suck in the same way. Calendars are a record of interruptions. And quite often they're a battlefield over who owns whose time.

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.

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.