Webinar: The Future of Meetings

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This Thursday, August 7th, 10 AM PDT / 1PM EDT, I’m doing a live webinar called The Future of Meetings. Over the past several years, I’ve had the opportunity to help many Fortune 500 organizations change the way they hold meetings, and I’ll be speaking on some of what I’ve learned in the process. The […]

How to Prevent Indecisive Meetings

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Last year, when Parkland Memorial Hospital was faced with hiring a new CEO, the governing board began by holding a meeting. Unfortunately, according to one board member, midway through the session, they couldn’t even agree on what they were deciding. By the end of the session, the only thing they had “decided” was to appoint […]

Two different kinds of collaboration

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Some of the most wonderful collaborative moments occur indirectly. If you’ve ever been in a desultory conversation with colleagues, when the perfect solution to a collective problem or the perfect arrangement for working together seemed to magically show up, you know what I’m talking about. The appeal of indirect collaboration is obvious: it’s powerful and […]

How to change your organizational culture

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An organization’s culture is made up of the collective habitual behaviors and thoughts of its members. Change the habits and you’ll change the culture. Unfortunately, it’s easier said than done. Habit change requires an incredible amount of willpower. And focusing on multiple habits simultaneously is a surefire strategy for failure. So, where to begin? Begin […]