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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

What is Inter-Play?

You may play a key role in negotiations at work. You may even enjoy the negotiation process and the give and take. So, after the small talk, how do you get the negotiation underway?

Negotiation is simply a discussion aimed at reaching an agreement. This is often referred to as inter-play. It isn’t something to be […]

What is Inter-Play?2020-03-20T12:46:27-05:00

What is Pre-Play?

The question is: What is pre-play? Sometimes when negotiating, the first few minutes are awkward and the conversation gets off on a slow start. You may be unsure of how to start. What can you do to be better prepared?

This is often referred to as pre-play in negotiation. Pre-play, or the pre-negotiation tactics, are the […]

What is Pre-Play?2020-03-20T12:46:27-05:00

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
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