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Guide your group by gently calling out where they’re deviating from a good path by naming the Gate that’s either being shut or opened.
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Who could you ask to help you 'try on a new meeting for size'?
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Try this creative exercise to make your meetings more fun and more effective.
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As you organise your meeting, make sure you're including the voices that need to be heard.
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Bring radical improvement to your 'meeting culture' at work by deciding as a team the cost and value of all your meetings.
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You can help attendees know why they should attend your meeting by completing this sentence.
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“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence, and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” - Sheryl Sandberg
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Play as a team and you can beat a 'team' of all-stars. Here's a simple activity to build an all-star team.
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What advice would you tell your Earlier Self about running meetings better? After about 20 years of running meetings of all kinds, here’s what I’d say.
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You finished that Big Meeting! You all made that Big Decision! Or did you? Don’t give up, group decisions in meetings *are* possible. Use this CAPPED decision framework to help your team actually make those decisions.
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If you’ve been wanting to come to our ‘Better meetings’ online classes, but our class times haven’t matched your schedule, then we have good news for you.
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I’d like to short-circuit that whole decision dance routine, with one new button on those meeting invitations. Actually, not even a new button, just a replacement button.
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By applying some patterns from the popular ‘unconference’ format, we can all turn a regular work meeting into something much better, where we can learn from each other, and do our best work together.
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Sometimes meetings are like that game Jenga, where everybody takes turns to solve a big puzzle, with cool heads and steady hands. The last thing you need is disruptive behaviour that puts everybody off. Here are some ideas on how to deal with that.
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Projects can and do go off the rails sometimes. Here are 3 essential meeting guides to make it easier for you to set up any new project for success, and to make things less stressful if something goes wrong.
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Project Insurance Pack

You need to set up your team to succeed. These 3 meeting guides will help you do just that. Included in the pack:

Project Kick-off Meeting Guide

Get a shared understanding before the project begins.

Project Pre-Mortem Meeting Guide

Identify what might go wrong and how you will avoid it.

Problem Framing Meeting Guide

Clarify the 'why' behind what your project is really for.

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