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The Manager's Guide to Effective Meetings Paperback – November 8, 2002
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Techniques for Turning Each Meeting into an Open Exchange of Ideas--and a Value-Adding Asset for Your Organization
Meetings can either be the bane of employee life or they can help facilitate the cooperation needed to efficiently and effectively work together.The Manager's Guide to Effective Meetings shows you how to plan and conduct meetings that involve each participant, promote a strong sense of community and, most importantly, drive your organization forward. Look to this latest volume in McGraw-Hill's popular Briefcase Books series for field-proven techniques and strategies to:
- Begin each meeting with purpose--and end it with accomplishment
- Head off time-wasting interpersonal conflicts and turf battles
- Learn how to use technology to hold "virtual" meetings
In our increasingly collaborative work environment, the ability to manage results-driven meetings has become a critical career asset. Let The Manager's Guide to Effective Meetings provide you with a step-by-step template for energizing your next meeting, and transforming it from a roomful of clock-watching individuals into a collaboration of involved and enthusiastic partners.
Briefcase Books, written specifically for today's busy manager, feature eye-catching icons, checklists, and sidebars to guide managers step-by-step through everyday workplace situations. Look for these innovative design features to help you navigate through each page:
- Clear definitions of key terms, concepts, and jargon
- Leadership strategies for improving meeting participation
- How-to hints for creating results-focused collaboration
- Advice for avoiding common meeting errors and missteps
- Warning signs for seeing--and heading off--potential meeting disasters
- Stories and insights from the experiences of others
- Steps for the implementation of proven procedures and tactics
About the Author
Barbara J. Streibel, Ph.D., is a consultant and manager of intellectual capital development at Oriel Incorporated.
Top customer reviews
The author captures the essentials of a well run meeting, by providing useful tips and techniques to lead, facilitate and participate productively in meetings. The advice and tips that the author gives are clear, practical and easy to follow and use.
The book teaches readers how to create an agenda, starting and ending meetings on time, stimulate discussion and participation, deal with conflict, focus on achieving meeting goals, providing good leadership, delivering effective meeting presentations etc.
The ideas presented in the book should provide managers with a good and useful reference guide whenever they are holding meetings to ensure that they have lively, well run and productive meetings.