I was trying to explain my position during a recent meeting, and one of my fellow board members started to interrupt me. At first, I glanced at him awry and cocked my head. I then raised my hand and said, … Continue reading
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Holy Cow! The value of face-to-face meetings is estimated to be more than $1.03 trillion US bucks! That’s the amount cited for the worldwide direct spending of the meeting and event industry in 2017 according to the Global Economic Significance of Business … Continue reading
We all know meetings can sometimes drag on, have no agenda or real outcomes, and slow down the work day. And what isn’t getting done that should be getting done while we are in these meetings?
For the most part, people who are being disruptive in a meeting don’t realize the impact they are having on the team; they are just being themselves. The key to handling these situations is to intervene gracefully while maintaining the … Continue reading
When I joined my first national board a decade ago, many of the female directors complained that the male directors ignored their ideas. But THEN, amazingly enough, when it became THEIR idea, it was remarkably brilliant!
I was working at a Dallas hotel and across the hall was a “hackathon” with about 100 people randomly working together. There was a large projection screen with an internal chat feed and rows of tables with laptops. On the … Continue reading
Lots of business leaders like to say, “The customer is always right.” Or, “We are a customer-centric company.” But how does that manifest into a daily habit or ritual so that all employees unabashedly KNOW that your company is obsessed with … Continue reading
Take a page from the Arkadium team playbook with this “Lil’ Wins” idea to finish off your 15-minute huddle:
Want your teams to stay focused? Capture and post key information on the wall – on flipchart paper, whiteboard or the blackboard. Your team members will stay focused and on track as well as remember and act on the information … Continue reading
What’s the overall atmosphere of your meeting room? Does it invite participation or stifle creativity? Although a subtle contribution to team success, meeting room set up is an important, but often forgotten, element to team success. As you set up your … Continue reading