Leading Great Meetings: How to Structure Yours for Success

Leading Great Meetings How to Structure Yours for Success Attended any good meetings lately Probably not But the next one you lead could be a great one Recent advances in helping groups talk together are creating new ways to run better meetings naturally a s

  • Title: Leading Great Meetings: How to Structure Yours for Success
  • Author: Richard Lent
  • ISBN: 9780692446003
  • Page: 395
  • Format: Paperback
  • Leading Great Meetings: How to Structure Yours for Success

    Attended any good meetings lately Probably not But the next one you lead could be a great one Recent advances in helping groups talk together are creating new ways to run better meetings naturally a structural approach All meetings have structures that affect how groups behave In most meetings, this structure goes unconsidered with unfortunate consequences Dr RicharAttended any good meetings lately Probably not But the next one you lead could be a great one Recent advances in helping groups talk together are creating new ways to run better meetings naturally a structural approach All meetings have structures that affect how groups behave In most meetings, this structure goes unconsidered with unfortunate consequences Dr Richard Lent wrote Leading Great Meetings to show you how to use structure to make your meetings much productive The right meeting structure helps people talk together effectively without having to remember how to behave This is different from meeting recommendations that rely on adopting rules or changing behavior when discussions get heated, people ignore the rules and good behavior is hard to maintain Structure can create a naturally productive meeting.The book provides 12 choices and 32 tools to plan and conduct a wide range of meetings You can select the choices and tools relevant to your situation Included are stories, examples, even blueprints, so you can see how a structural approach works in action.

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    1. Joseph Carrabis

      I read Tara Brabazon's review of this book and will agree that there is no "checklist for when meetings should not be held or cancelled." I have to write, though, that I never noticed that during the reading. I found so many take-aways, so many "I can do"s, so many aHA!s that I dog-eared, bookmarked and highlighted the book to death. Dr. Lent wrote the book for people versed in the field. That's obvious and I get that. However, I believe the book's real value is to people outside the field. For [...]

    2. Crystal

      I had high hopes for this book after it was recommended by a friend. The trademarked "tools" for meetings make reading and using the tips a clunky and annoying process. Virtually every tip is an acronym created by the author that requires cross referencing. I found most of the tips to be intuitive such as creating an agenda beforehand, only inviting people who need to be in the room to a meeting and setting times for the agenda. This may be more useful for large corporations rather than meetings [...]

    3. John

      What I appreciated most about this book is the way it doesn't rely on me to change myself. Lent's approach is to change the structure and conditions of meetings instead. So, instead of figuring out how I'll get Fred to express his opinion in a large group, I can arrange the meeting so that Fred can talk to two or three other people in a smaller setting where it's more likely. That contribution gets reported and integrated. And that can be a feature of the big meeting. Fred is satisfied and so am [...]

    4. Tara Brabazon

      The greatest time waster in the contemporary workplace is the meeting. The confusion between talking and thinking - and talking and doing - blocks innovation, imagination and intelligence at work. Anything that can help, address and challenge this 'business as usual' behaviour is welcome.This book is a 'how to' guide to improve meetings, including virtual or online meetings. The best tips in this book involve the preparation for the meeting, focusing on the decisions to be made and time manageme [...]

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