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Seven Deadly Sins of Meetings

In the book, Meeting Excellence by Glenn Parker and Robert Hoffman, the author talks about the seven deadly sins of meetings.  Here's a list of those sins with some of my own thoughts sprinkled in. 

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Meeting Ground Rules

It's important to have meeting ground rules.  Ground rules clarify norms and team expectations.  It's a written list of what we can expect from each other. 

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Is This Meeting Necessary?

Sometimes meetings are scheduled merely because we always have a Monday morning meeting.  Perhaps we should rethink our meetings to make sure that they are actually necessary.  Here are some questions to ask yourself to make sure that a live meeting is time well spent.

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Myers Briggs and Meetings

Next Tuesday I will be facilitating a discussion about the Myers Briggs personality types. This diagnostic inventory distinguishes between Introverts and Extroverts. In meetings, if you want to tell what an extrovert is thinking, just listen. If you want to tell what an Introvert is thinking, ask them. Extroverts deal primarily with the outer world. Introverts deal primarily with the inner world and must be called to participate in the outer world. Other factors in the Myers Briggs include Intuition vs. Sensing, Thinking vs. Feeling, and Judgemental vs. Perception.

Bringing iPads to Business Meetings

Here is an interesting article that Jerry Newman passed my way concerning iPads in meetings. If you are like me, it can be irritating when a person is loudly hammering away on their laptop during a business meeting. iPads are much less distracting especially when you are using handwriting. MyMeetingPro for iPad allows users to take handwritten notes on the screen and then distribute them in PDF format by email. Take a look at this article and tell me what you think.

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