Category: Effective Decisions

5 Questions: Are Your Meetings Exasperating?

Are you creating exasperation, or preventing it? In your meetings, do you do most of the talking? Do others rarely speak up, or only when you call on them? Do you use meetings to convey decisions, yet find out later those decisions weren’t fully understood? After meetings, do people seem reluctant to implement decisions you’ve told them about? Have you […]

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5 Ways to Cultivate Ethical Well-Being

Let’s talk about ethics. Ethical leadership doesn’t coerce employees to do things they wouldn’t otherwise choose to do. Instead, it enables employees to make choices that support their own and others’ well-being. In his book Flourish, Martin Seligman gives us valuable theory about elements of well-being.  How can you apply the theory to cultivate ethical well-being in your […]

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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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Make Meetings Gainful Instead of Painful

“Death by Meeting” is a slow and painful. While meetings are probably the most common “killer” of productivity and innovation, they also have the potential to be the king that transforms everything into gold. And the good news is you don’t have to have a magic touch.

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