Making Meetings Work: Achieving High Quality Group Decisions / Edition 2

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Overview

Is it possible to set an agenda and stick to it during a meeting? How can conflict be effectively resolved? And what strategies should you employ to implement Total Quality Meetings? Making Meetings Work answers these questions and addresses a wide spectrum of issues involved in planning and conducting meetings.
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Offers strategies for planning and conducting meetings, focusing on what sets a "good" meeting apart from a "bad" one. Presents seven principles and 14 commandments for managing meetings, and details techniques for creating agendas, managing public meetings, dealing with conflicts and emotional issues, and assigning roles. Discusses implementing TQM meetings, and looks at the negative culture of meetings and how to change it. Includes a sample agenda, minutes, and report, and a sample evaluation form. Paper edition (unseen), $18.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761927051
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

John E. Tropman teaches at the University of Michigan in the School of Social Work and the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. In the school of business, his courses focus on organizational design, organizational culture, rewards systems, and organizational change. In the School of Social Work, his courses focus on executive leadership and policy development. He also teaches in the Executive Education Programs at the University of Michigan. He has written over 40 books and many articles. Tropman works with a number of organizations in a consultative capacity, including for-profit, nonprofit, and governmental entities, assisting them in strategic planning, developing effective decision systems and managing change, as well as providing executive training. He also works with individual executives, assisting them in their own career development.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Pt. I Paradigm Shift: The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy 11
Pt. II Managing for Meeting Success 21
Pt. III Becoming a Meeting Master: Some Tips on Application 145
Pt. IV Strategic Perspectives on Meetings 163
Pt. V Leadership in Family Meeting and Civic/Community Meeting Decision Making 199
App. A: Writing Samples 225
App. B: Sample Evaluation Sheet 231
References 233
Bibliography 235
Print References 239
Index 241
About the Author 247
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