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  1. Effective Meetings - Part 3 | Manager Tools

    Gary-

    MIke just pointed out I may

    Gary-

    MIke just pointed out I may not have replied yet.

    Please accept my apologies.

    I have read Pat Lencioni’s book, Death by Meeting.

    I’ve read all of his books, and like them a great deal (yes, because I say a LOT of the same things). I have multiple copies of his books signed by him.

    Death By Meeting, though, is my least favorite.

    I like the fact that the story suggests that meetings get better with rigor, with advance work, and clear purposes and follow up.

    And, I really struggled with the incorporation of "drama" in the meeting.

    I think that’s a reach for most orgs, and unlikely to work.

    Can I categorically say I’ve tried it and it failed?

    Nope.

    Pat’s a smart guy , and he may be able to teach it in a way that makes it work.

    And as the old saying goes from the ARmy goes, "If it’s stupid but it works, it’s not stupid."

    (Not saying the idea’s stupid, Pat - that’s just the quote.)

    Simply put, meetings in Corporate America is SO messed up that I don’t think we need cleverness or creativity per se.

    We need a little bit of rigor, as we suggest.

    If you implement our recommendations, your meetings will be SO good (and SO much better than anyone else’s) that that’s all you’ll need to do.

    Here’s a thought - get your metings in order with our get out of jail prescriptions, and then see if you can’t work the drama in as well.

    I’d like to see that.

    Hope this helped!

    Mark

    http://www.manager-tools.com/2005/08/effective-meetings-theres-more

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  2. Al Pittampali, “Read This Before Our Next Meeting” | Talks At Google

    How many times have you dreaded going to a meeting either because you viewed it as a waste of time or because you weren’t prepared. Dread no longer: Read This Before Our Next Meeting not only explains what’s wrong with "the meeting," and meeting culture, but suggests how to make meetings more effective, efficient, and worthy of attending. It assesses when it’s necessary to skip the meeting and get right to work. AlPittampalli shares examples of transforming workplaces by revamping the purpose of the meeting and a company’s meeting culture.

    Al Pittampalli is a bestselling author who helps organizations transform meetings, make decisions, and coordinate action. A recognized expert on innovation, teamwork, and leadership in our new hyper-connected globalized world, Al speaks to audiences about constantly challenging the status quo and reinventing how we achieve shared goals. You can learn more about Al at: modernmeetingstandard.com.

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  3. Timely Meetings - Part 1 | Manager Tools

    This cast describes how to run timely meetings.

    Mark was reminded of the importance of timely meetings when he was reading the recent interview with a SVP of Elle Group, in the New York Times. Among other inane and unprofessional, offensive things, the executive averred that she regularly shows up late to meetings to miss all the chit chat. (She also suggested that the chitchat was gender-based, but that’s part of the inanity.) Okay, we are also routinely reminded about the importance of timely meetings by all the meetings we go to that start late, too.

    In most organizations, culturally, the meeting of deadlines is treated with the same respect as timeliness in meetings. If your culture supports meeting lateness, we suspect that it also tolerates missed deadlines.

    Do you want to know how sprinter trainers get sprinters to run faster? Believe it or not, to get a sprinter’s legs to go faster, you just make his or her arms go faster.

    If you want to start meeting more deadlines, start running your meetings on time. Here’s how.

    https://www.manager-tools.com/2009/09/timely-meetings-part-1

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  4. “Broken Meetings (and how you’ll fix them)”

    BROKEN MEETINGS (and how you’ll fix them) TWITTER.COM Headquarters, 21 Sep 2010 MERLIN MANN, 43folders.com, merlinmann.com ===
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    == 43 Folders: i-0.us/fix-meetings There’s a big elephant in the office today that’s becoming harder to ignore—meetings. Even the best meetings can eat up massive person-hours, but those really awful ones will just kill you. You know the type. Those time-wasting, rudderless, repetitious, zombie meetings where "deep dives," "drill downs," and "face time" often mean much is debated, little is accomplished, and everybody leaves feeling broken—AND, often as not, late for their next meeting. In the premiere of this all-new presentation, Merlin Mann attacks Bad Meeting Culture with the same brand of practical, funny, and thought-provoking advice that his popular Inbox Zero talks brought to the topic of email. You’ll learn: - what got us into this meeting mess - why meetings have special powers to waste time at scale - how "The ‘Meh’ Virus" propogates - why even scrums and one-on-ones aren’t immune - how your meeting needs a parent - 10 insanely practical tactics for improving your own meetings—starting today

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  5. Why Meetings Go Wrong (And How to Fix Them)

    Steven Rogelberg, a professor at UNC Charlotte, has spent decades researching workplace meetings and reports that many of them are a waste of time. Why? Because the vast majority of managers aren’t trained in or reviewed on effective meeting management. He explains how leaders can improve meetings — for example, by welcoming attendees as if they were party guests or banning use of the mute button on conference calls — and how organizations can support these efforts with better practices and policies, from creating meeting-free days to appointing a Chief Meeting Officer. Rogelberg is the author of the book “The Surprising Science of Meetings: How You Can Lead Your Team to Peak Performance” and the HBR article “Why Your Meetings Stink — And What To Do About It.”

    https://hbr.org/ideacast/2019/11/why-meetings-go-wrong-and-how-to-fix-them

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  6. How To Handle Meeting Killers - The Dominator | Manager Tools

    This guidance recommends how to address behaviors in meetings that reduce meeting effectiveness.

    A recent WSJ article headlined "Meet The Meeting Killers" talked about how different behaviors in meetings can ruin the meeting. It’s in the 15 May 2012 edition, and is available to non-subscribers, at least for a time.

    This is our answer to those behaviors. And, we’ll address both running meetings of your team, and cross-functional meetings, where you have less direct authority.

    https://www.manager-tools.com/2012/06/how-handle-meeting-killers-dominator

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  7. “Broken Meetings (and how you’ll fix them)”

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    == 43 Folders: i-0.us/fix-meetings There’s a big elephant in the office today that’s becoming harder to ignore—meetings. Even the best meetings can eat up massive person-hours, but those really awful ones will just kill you. You know the type. Those time-wasting, rudderless, repetitious, zombie meetings where "deep dives," "drill downs," and "face time" often mean much is debated, little is accomplished, and everybody leaves feeling broken—AND, often as not, late for their next meeting. In the premiere of this all-new presentation, Merlin Mann attacks Bad Meeting Culture with the same brand of practical, funny, and thought-provoking advice that his popular Inbox Zero talks brought to the topic of email. You’ll learn: - what got us into this meeting mess - why meetings have special powers to waste time at scale - how "The ‘Meh’ Virus" propogates - why even scrums and one-on-ones aren’t immune - how your meeting needs a parent - 10 insanely practical tactics for improving your own meetings—starting today

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  8. 14 - Meetings Are Toxic

    You’ll laugh; you’ll cry; you’ll gnash your teeth in recognition as you hear the stories of horrible meetings we collected for this episode. Meetings are one of the worst kinds of workplace interruptions. They’re held too frequently, run too long, and involve more people than necessary. Also in this episode: A Basecamp programmer gives advice on rethinking the culture of meetings and the story of one very cringeworthy meeting with a surprising outcome.

    https://art19.com/shows/rework/episodes/74204975-faa7-425a-a3b7-02c384cdfcc6

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  9. Effective Meetings Starter Model - Part 1 | Manager Tools

    This cast describes an even more basic model for effective meetings than in our original guidance.

    We all go to lots of meetings, and most of them are terrible. They start late, they don’t have an agenda, they get off track, they waste time. They finish late, but you can’t leave early even if you have another meeting. Why is it that a meeting leader gets to stare daggers at someone who leaves when the meeting’s supposed to be over, even though she didn’t have a plan, didn’t structure the time, and didn’t cut off the same two people who like to bloviate?

    And yet, even though many professionals beg us to solve their meeting purgatory, when we ask them, many say, I haven’t done the whole effective meetings thing, either. We’ve been thinking about why, and asking folks why they haven’t. A lot of you have been telling us that there’s too much on the list.

    So, we’ve shortened the list for all those of you who think that our previous prescription was too much to ask. But after this, you’re on your own. ;-)

    https://www.manager-tools.com/2010/08/effective-meetings-starter-model-part-1

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  10. Judy Rees on Effective Remote Meetings

    This is the Engineering Culture Podcast, from the people behind InfoQ.com and the QCon conferences.

    In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Judy Rees about making remote meetings effective, clean language, the series of articles she is curating for InfoQ and the upcoming remote meeting that our listeners/readers are invited to participate in.

    Why listen to this podcast:

    • Remote meetings and the need for remote collaboration is not new • Real, interactive, participative meetings and training conducted over video conference is now possible • When you are in a remote meeting, each person who participates in the meeting brings a part of the meeting room with them • Quality of conversations matters; if you want high-quality conversations then you need to allow time for human, social interactions • By having participants turn on their cameras you make the video meeting more compelling than the distractions around the participants

    More on this: Quick scan our curated show notes on InfoQ https://bit.ly/2mcbhlt You can also subscribe to the InfoQ newsletter to receive weekly updates on the hottest topics from professional software development. bit.ly/24x3IVq

    Subscribe: www.youtube.com/infoq Like InfoQ on Facebook: bit.ly/…

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