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Meeting Excellence: 33 Tools to Lead Meetings That Get Results
     

Meeting Excellence: 33 Tools to Lead Meetings That Get Results

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by Glenn M. Parker, Robert Hoffman
 

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Meeting Excellence is a comprehensive resource that provides a wide range of ready-to-use tools that have been developed and tested by a meeting initiative within Novartis Pharmaceuticals. It is based on years of research observing team meetings, examining existing meeting documents, and conducting a number of intensive individual interviews in the U.S. and

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Meeting Excellence is a comprehensive resource that provides a wide range of ready-to-use tools that have been developed and tested by a meeting initiative within Novartis Pharmaceuticals. It is based on years of research observing team meetings, examining existing meeting documents, and conducting a number of intensive individual interviews in the U.S. and Europe. This important book offers the information and tools needed to prepare, facilitate, and follow up on all your meetings. Step by step, Meeting Excellence shows how to


      Create an action-focused meeting agenda
      Ensure that everyone participates in discussion
      Deal with disruptive and inattentive people
      Develop a climate of trust among meeting participants
      Create and deliver effective meeting presentations
     Stay on track to achieve your meeting goals
     Achieve clear communication during a multicultural meeting
    Liven up a dreary and unproductive meeting
    Close your meeting on an upbeat and positive note
    Get action on team action items
      Improve meeting communications with line management
    Evaluate your meeting quickly and effectively
    Choose among various web-based meeting tools

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118196625
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/23/2006
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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"Parker and Hoffman have delivered a long overdue guide to one of the most troubling events in organizational life—the meeting. They have captured the essence of the meeting and guide the reader on a journey to meeting excellence by providing tools, tips, and techniques that take us well beyond anything done so far. I highly recommend this book to every leader at every level in every organization."
—Dick Kropp, vice president, human resources, Cape Cod Healthcare

"With staff located in offices throughout the world, our organization is continually facing challenges in communicating and coordinating activities. Making the most of our virtual meetings and squeezing every possible benefit out of the few face-to-face gatherings we have is critically important to the success of our operations. Meeting Excellence is a superb resource for all managers seeking to make their staff gatherings as effective and productive as possible."
—Nathan Grey, national vice president for international affairs, and special assistant to the CEO of the American Cancer Society

"Whether you lead, facilitate, or participate in meetings, this book by Parker and Hoffman is packed with extremely useful and often novel tips and techniques to make your experience before, during, and after meetings more productive and enjoyable. I'm confident that the more readers use these authors' practical insights, the less complaints they will have about their own meeting experiences."
—Joe Toto, director, leadership development and learning, Becton Dickinson

"Meeting Excellence is what millions of managers around the world have been seeking—a clear, powerful tool box for planning and facilitating effective meetings. This book will assuredly save your organization countless hours of wasted, frustrating time that it presently spends in unproductive, boring meetings."
—Michael J. Marquardt, president, Global Learning Associates

"Every person who leads meetings should have a copy of Meeting Excellence. The tools—which cover just about every aspect of preparing for, facilitating and following up on a meeting—are brief, practical, and easy-to-use. I recommend it without reservation."
—Michael Doyle, coauthor, How to Make Meetings Work

Meet the Author

Glenn Parker works with organizations to create and sustain high-performing teams, effective team players, and team-based systems. He is the author of fifteen books, including the best-selling Cross-Functional Teams and Team Players and Teamwork.

Robert Hoffman is executive director of organizational development for Novaratis Oncology.

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Meeting Excellence: 33 Tools to Lead Meetings That Get Results 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Anyone who ever spent 45 minutes in a meeting that digressed from budget concerns to what snacks to stock in the lunchroom will appreciate this book. Are meetings a necessary evil? Authors Glenn Parker and Robert Hoffman believe you can streamline your meeting procedures to eliminate wasted time and get results. During their research to help Novartis Pharmaceuticals improve the productivity of its meetings, they developed handy tools for improving meeting efficiency that you can apply to any type of session. Don¿t try to enumerate the '33 tools' promised in the subhead: the number refers to the 33 chapters, and each one offers useful advice. This guidebook provides easy-to-follow lists, templates, samples and techniques. We recommend it as a practical reference for anyone who ever wasted an afternoon at a badly managed meeting. If you¿re not the one running your next meeting, share your copy with that committee chair. Everyone will be grateful.