Conflict or Coordination: Two Different Kinds of Decision-Oriented Meetings

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Meetings Don’t Make Decisions. Leaders Do. When an issue arises, calling a meeting has become so habitual, so automatic, that we’ve begun to conflate the meeting with the decision-making process itself. We assume that some-how the meeting will make the decision. It never does. Decision-oriented meetings can’t make decisions; only leaders can. When an issue […]

New Edition of Read This Before Our Next Meeting

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Today, Portfolio (a division of Penguin Random House) is publishing a new and improved edition of Read This Before Our Next Meeting (and it’s finally available in bookstores). The first thing you’ll probably notice when you pick up the book — right after the beautiful new cover — is that the seven principles of the Modern Meeting Standard have been converted into eight principles. Seven wasn’t enough.