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Does Your Meeting Match You?

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I opened my door to hear my neighbors little daughter announce with delight, “Look Auntie Ellen, I match me!” Ruthie pointed to her purple hair ribbons, lilac sweater and mauve socks. Kids sometimes see connections in delightful shades  that match, links that adults often miss. Take meetings, for example. During… Read more »

Meeting Tips from Teacher’s Arrest

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What if the unfortunate arrest of a middle school teacher, helped all future participants to speak up and feel heard at your next meeting? Had this meeting been facilitated as a brain based gathering for instance, leaders would welcome diverse voices and would value different ideas on all topics. Imagine… Read more »

What if meetings reflected the diverse mental equipment gathered?

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Imagine a meeting of any kind that offers a life-changing opportunity to build a breakthrough innovation that benefits all concerned. OK, if that’s too big a step to visualize, simply imagine a meeting you loved to attend. You’ve likely seen it – that rare gathering where enthusiasm and curiosity emerge… Read more »

Why Most Meetings Suck

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When Tom Hansen said most meetings suck, he hit on a rampant waste of human talent today. Given research that shows CEOs spend on-third of their working time in meetings, begs the question: How do you engage more talents at meetings? Consider that: Only 5% of what’s heard sticks. Tone… Read more »

Survey Your Meetings for Brainpower

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  Are your meetings brain draining, or brain powering? The idea is  to engage both sides of the brain, to increase innovation. See innovative meetings e-handbook here for dozens of practical strategies that bring meetings alive where you work. Respond either yes or no to each survey question and then… Read more »

Join Discussion to Jumpstart Brainpower at Meetings!

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What could your next meeting do differently to jump-start more brainpower and make a difference? People constantly complain that meetings suck where they work, and surprisingly few feel they can transform these fiascoes. Join dynamic Free Webinar on Tuesday 8:00 PM – EST at this link and make a difference… Read more »

Why Meetings Suck if Bullies Speak

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(Appeared in Smart Brief on Your Career on April 22, 2010) (Appeared in (Practicing Law Institute) PLI Smart Brief April23,2010). See innovative meetings e-handbook here for dozens of practical strategies that bring meetings alive where you work. When bullies pop an irate question or cynics insist on opinions that provoke… Read more »

10 Moves to Mine Innovation at Meetings

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Consider countless hours wasted on counterproductive meetings, where the upshot’s  little more than routine announcements. Not surprising that Seth Godin refuses to attend meetings since meetings work against the human brain.  How could you transform  your next meeting into a treasure trove of talent such as Paul Sloane suggests here… Read more »

Mugs that Limit or Enlighten Meetings

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Who’d  guess that mere facial expressions at a meeting can limit or enhance everybody’s takeaway.  We saw it in action last night at the State of the Union Address, where some participants grimaced at most of the President’s speech, and refused to participate in anything but naysaying, and cynicism. See… Read more »