Meetings: Any Tips to Keep in Mind?

Generally speaking, are your meetings generally a waste of time?  Do team members go off on tangents? Are people spectators rather than participants? Are there meetings after the meetings? Not good.

Here are some effective meeting tips to keep in mind:

  • Prepare a meeting agenda, time, topics, activities, and activity leaders. Distribute at […]
Meetings: Any Tips to Keep in Mind?2020-03-20T12:46:21-05:00

Hiring the Best People: What About Employee Retention?

Some organizations suffer from high turnover. It’s like a revolving door. The organization doesn’t seem to be hiring the right people, for the right reasons, to do the right jobs, and employee retention is difficult.

The most critical step is hiring the right person in the first place. Nothing worse than hiring the wrong […]

Hiring the Best People: What About Employee Retention?2020-03-20T12:46:24-05:00

What About Personality Conflicts?

There can be personality conflicts on teams and at the meetings. Some meetings are like a verbal fist-fight – someone leads with a sarcastic statement, someone responds with an innuendo.

Even though people selected the same industry, interviewed to work in the same organization, personalities might still clash.

Hopefully you have a ground rule that you can […]

What About Personality Conflicts?2020-03-20T12:46:27-05:00

What If Someone Won’t Participate?

Some smart people don’t say much at meetings. They may be shy or timid; and we need them to participate.

There are a number of strategies that help to get people to participate in meetings.

One of the best ways to engage silent members is to ask “What” and “How” questions in their area of expertise, besides […]

What If Someone Won’t Participate?2020-03-20T12:46:28-05:00

What Are Some Meeting Ground Rules?

Sometimes coworkers act like children during meetings: making faces, passing notes, laughing at…not with team members, and being just plain sassy. It helps to set ground rules.

There are a number of different areas to consider when establishing ground rules.

Here are just a few: required or optional attendance, promptness – individually and as a group, usual […]

What Are Some Meeting Ground Rules?2020-03-20T12:46:29-05:00

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