Meetings

More Effective Meetings (Part 1)

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

This module examines the financial and logistical cost of conducting ineffective meetings as well as offers tools and insights on how to conduct more effective meetings.

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KEY CONCEPTS

  • Time is an organization’s scarcest – and most often
    squandered – resource

  • Group assessment of meeting quality

  • Profile of most effective meetings

  • What research reveals about meetings across a wide

    range of industries

  • Meeting cost calculator

  • Introduce tool: Meeting Eliminator

  • How to have an engaging meeting

  • Video & Summary: Why Work Doesn’t Happen at Work

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More Effective Meetings (Part 2)

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Two factors determine whether your meetings are saving or costing you money: what gets done in the meeting and the energy and focus your team feels after the meeting. Unfortunately, meetings can be one of the most misused tools in a company’s arsenal.

With this module, you will explore two aspects of meeting etiquette that bear directly on the quality of your meetings: respect for people’s time and attention. Learn how to get the most out of meetings by eliminating them where possible and channeling them when necessary. Through the use of some comical examples, poignant object lessons, and breakout exercises, discover where your team thrives and what they need.

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KEY CONCEPTS

  • Explore how the thoughtful use of time and attention can improve the quality and reduced quantity of your meetings.

  • Comical example of meeting attendees attitudes and behaviors.

  • Discuss what a good meeting looks like for your team.

  • See what industry leaders say about what organizers and participants can do to make the most of their time in meetings.

  • Experience a powerful object lesson on distraction and attention.

  • Useful tools you can use today to improve your meetings.

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Delegation

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Letting go of certain tasks can be difficult - but it’s necessary if teams and business is to grow. In this module, explore some easy-to-implement methods of delegation with your team and watch your time and productivity multiply.

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KEY CONCEPTS

  • What industry leaders have to say about delegation

  • Signs your team is not delegating enough

  • What delegation isn’t

  • Delegation self-assessment

  • Understand the return on time invested (in delegating)

  • Delegation decision tree

  • Group exercise that helps team uncover better ways of delegating

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What Happens When You Pay Attention

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Filled with quick & powerful object lessons, this module illustrates the drag effect of context switching and its cost to productivity. What’s more, we explore what happens to the nature and quality of our contributions when we’re fully engaged.

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KEY CONCEPTS

  • The shortening human attention span

  • Lack of focus is expensive

  • The Good News: focus is a muscle

  • Improving your focus

  • Stroop Test

  • What’s dividing our attention?

  • Weapons of Mass Distraction

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