Shared Meeting Purpose

Pain Turns to Gain when Meeting Purpose is Clear

What’s this meeting about?” When people ask this question, it’s because they are trying to figure out how to fit their needs to the meeting purpose. Here’s an analogy:  Each person in this photo has an individual reason to be there. But the collective purpose is clear:  perform and conclude a successful procedure. That makes […]

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Painful Team Meeting

Are Your Meetings Painful? Or Gainful?

I’d rather have a root canal than go through another meeting like that one.”—Senior Manager, Medical Technologies Firm Are your meetings a pain? A complete drain? Are you cynical about how little they accomplish? Are they are a Petri dish for conflict? Do people often revisit past decisions to disagree with them? Most meetings siphon off […]

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Influence: Ask 5 Questions, then Speak Your Truth

Tired of going to meetings where it seems your truth isn’t heard? Want to better influence policies, strategies and decisions? Here’s how. Next time you receive an invitation to a meeting that matters to you, don’t just click “accept”. Instead, invest 20 minutes to answer 5 questions. Ask yourself these 5 questions. Why did the person who called this […]

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