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Guest Article – For SME Business Owners Serious About Growing Their Business

27 June 2017

My business colleague Neil Sayer is a very effective Business Coach whose clients get great value in working with him as they grow their business. (Every now and then Neil also gets me to come in as a specialist coach for short interventions on time management issues.)  So, when he offered to share his 50 […]

 

Save Thousands of Dollars by Reducing Meeting Time

31 January 2017

Most of us are getting back into work after a long break and watching our schedules start to fill up again with meetings. Are you wishing you could reduce some of them? Whether you’re in a small home-based business or part of a large multinational, you’ll probably find that time is far too easily gobbled […]

 

Top Project Manager’s Advice on Wasted Meeting Time

7 December 2016

Dr James Brown is a world-class project manager who spent many years with NASA. Much of his time there involved working on the space shuttle programme. I had the good fortune to meet him some years ago at an American conference and was delighted to reconnect in Auckland a couple of months ago. He was […]

 

How To Prevent Meetings From Stealing Time

20 April 2016

One day I noticed a flock of rainbow lorikeets outside my window. They looked for all the world as though they were having a meeting.  Why? Was it to debate the quality of their breakfast or compare notes about the wet weekend? Perhaps, like so many of their human counterparts, they were congregating because the […]

 

Meetings CAN Start on Time!

4 February 2013

Ever noticed that many groups have an insidious culture of running late for meetings? It tends not to be so with morning school staff meetings, because the bell rules, but what about your after-school meetings, the PTA, the BOT, and any other community groups you belong to. It seems almost that the bigger the organisation […]

 

The Power of a Good Agenda

Is an agenda really necessary? You bet it is! An agenda is a very important part of any business meeting. Unless the entire group is working toward the same goal during the session, nothing positive or constructive will be accomplished. A solid agenda provides attendees with information about the meeting so they can come prepared […]

 

How To Be An Effective Chairperson

How many poorly run meetings have you attended? Ever noticed a chairperson who uses their position to grandstand and bulldoze their own agenda, leaving battered and silenced colleagues grumbling into their teacups in the corridor. I’m sure some people think that’s their right as a chairperson, especially when they’re the boss. However, there are infinitely […]

 

Not Another Meeting!

As I write, the tree outside my window is laden with a flock of multi-coloured rainbow lorikeets. They’re having a meeting – is it to discuss the quality of their breakfast, to show off their beautiful orange waistcoats, have a chat about the wet weekend, or because the boss lorikeet said ‘Every Monday morning we […]

 

Key Points for Effective Meetings

A huge amount of money and time is wasted with unproductive and poorly run meetings, and yet they fill a vital role in modern communication. What are the ‘big picture’ key points? Do you really need a meeting? Is there some other more efficient way to reach the decision needed; a more efficient way to […]

 

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