Setting aside time to prepare properly for their meetings will help your team be more effective. We have a handy checklist for meeting organisers and participants to ensure they are ready and meetings run smoothly and arrive at good conclusions!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Multiply your meetings’ impact while freeing up 33% of the time they take.
During most presentations, there’s only 1 enthusiastic person in the room: the presenter. Most others are passively daydreaming, or actively using their smartphone. Some presentations are different, though, with engaged audience members sitting on the tip of their seats. Here are 5 tips for you to make your next presentation an energizing moment for those present.
When you have great people working for you, you want to keep them… But how do you make sure they STAY at your company, rather than be seduced by opportunities elsewhere? Here are a couple of questions we find helpful for retaining top talent.
After many presentations, audience feel a bit ‘dazed’, thinking “waw – thàt was a lot of info”… If you asked them “so – what’s your key takeaway?” – many, if not most, would have a hard time answering. THE sign that the presentation was ‘off target’. So how to prepare an engaging presentation, where your audience considers it was ‘really interesting?
You want to know how to reprimand someone, and do so effectively? Here are 3 great questions we stumbled on a couple of years ago. We love them and try to use them ever since. Not always easy. But so effective!