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Meetings Matter: 8 Powerful Strategies for Remarkable Conversations Paperback – January 20, 2015
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Axtell bolsters his strategies with core ideas and useful try this boxes that simplify how to implement those strategies to improve your professional and personal interactions. Axtell also includes relationship-building exercises, questionnaires and assessments. He tops off this excellent multicourse feast with a handy checklist that boils down the most important points in each chapter. ----Success Magazine, January 2015
Working with Paul has greatly improved the performance of my entire organization.... In today's matrix environments, the ability to have productive and efficient meetings is critical to the success of the business.
--Aaron L. Wetzel, Vice President, Global Crop Care Platform, Deere & Company
While I have worked with a few clients who possessed natural skills for conducting organized meetings, I have yet to meet any clients with formal training in designing meetings for greatest impact and results. Regardless of clients' skill level, Paul's ideas around designing, leading, managing, and participating in meetings produce immediate shifts in their abilities to contribute to better meeting outcomes. Paul has a gift for boiling any skill down to the five to seven key ideas that are critical to keep in one's awareness. He communicates these ideas in a clear, concise fashion, which makes them easy to put to use. I have been waiting impatiently for this book so that all of Paul's ideas about conducting more effective meetings would be in one place. I am eager to share this valuable resource with my clients.
----Lynda Rands, Executive Coach, WorkLife Resources
Paul came into our leadership team and taught us how to make a significant return on our business by creating a productive and rewarding environment for our division of 160 employees. Paul's teaching was, by far, the best educational experience I have had. (And I achieved my undergraduate in engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and my masters in management at MIT.)--Charles Hura, Business Consultant
Meetings can be a mind-numbing squandering of time, money, patience, and other finite resources. But they needn t and shouldn t be. In Meetings Matter, Paul Axtell shows how thoughtful, respectful, and focused conversation is the key to effective meetings. What's more, he provides lots of specific strategies and tactics. Adopt the practices suggested here and the meetings you attend will never be fruitless again. The bonus? You and your colleagues will be more engaged than ever in producing great results.
--Rodger Dean Duncan, author of Change-Friendly Leadership
I have been following Paul's teaching in organizations for more than a decade now. The essence is: When people matter, things get done, and they get done in amazing ways!----Audie Penn, Master Black Belt, Caterpillar Global Deployment
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This book will revolutionize the meeting--moving it from that dreaded obligation to a powerful way to get things done in business and in life.
"Working with Paul has greatly improved the performance of my entire organization. In today's matrix environments, the ability to have productive and efficient meetings is critical to the success of the business."
Aaron L. Wetzel, Vice President
Global Crop Care Platform, Deere & Company
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The book provides insights into how we can make our meetings more focused and effective. It pays attention to the up-front work like careful planning of a meeting, preparation work... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Buy this book. Hands down, buy this book. If you are new to the meeting game and you do not have the confidence yet to stand and lead a group, buy this book. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Stephanie Chandler
Not just a meeting book, but a book that talks about a mindset about conversations and how to add value into them in any situation. Read morePublished 10 months ago by M. Anderson
How do things actually get done in organizations? By people speaking and listening in meetings. If you desire insights about how to make your meetings into higher leverage events... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Elizabeth C. Webb
This book concentrates powerful ideas with a laser focus on making meetings productive. My teams have begun taking meetings to the level at which we all wanted them. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Audie Penn