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5 Rules for successful virtual meetings

 -  Leadership / Teamness
As professional facilitators, we understand how these differ from face to face meetings and have accumulated a great deal of experience in facilitating successful virtual meetings. Here are 5 rules we use to ensure productive and engaging virtual meetings.
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How to ask your team for honest feedback

 -  Leadership
Asking your team for feedback is not easy, but it is always worthwhile. We give you tips on how to ensure you get a well-considered response from all members of your team with clear examples of what you do well and areas for improvement. It will be good for you and for them, so don’t hesitate.
The number 1 mistake leaders make

The number 1 mistake leaders make

 -  Leadership
A couple of weeks ago, when facilitating a session at one of our clients, we ran into a typical situation: Managers expressed frustration because decisions were too often implemented without them being consulted. Sometimes, the CEO just want people to voice their opinion!

The number 1 secret to get the best out of your meetings

 -  Insights / Leadership
Does your company have difficulties too sticking to the foreseen agenda of its meetings? Meeting participants enter long discussions and before they realize it – they’ve spent far too much time on one topic and don’t have sufficient time for a next (far more important) one…. In this insight we’ll dig deeper into a core underlying reason of this problem – and make some suggestions so your meetings won’t get off track.

Thermometer or thermostat

 -  Leadership
When we talk about facilitation, we like to use the analogy of the thermometer and the thermostat. A thermometer measures the temperature; whereas a thermostat not only measures the temperature but also adapts it to reach the desired level.