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The Manager's Guide to Effective Meetings / Edition 1
     

The Manager's Guide to Effective Meetings / Edition 1

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by Barbara Streibel, Roger A. Formisano
 

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ISBN-10: 0071391347

ISBN-13: 9780071391344

Pub. Date: 10/18/2002

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

Now translated into 11 languages! This reader-friendly, icon-rich series is must reading for all managers at every level

All managers, whether brand new to their positions or well established in the corporate heirarchy, can use a little "brushing up" now and then. The skills-based Briefcase Books series is filled with ideas and strategies to help managers become

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Now translated into 11 languages! This reader-friendly, icon-rich series is must reading for all managers at every level

All managers, whether brand new to their positions or well established in the corporate heirarchy, can use a little "brushing up" now and then. The skills-based Briefcase Books series is filled with ideas and strategies to help managers become more capable, efficient, effective, and valuable to their corporations.

The Manager's Guide to Effective Meetings is a hands-on guide to planning and conducting meetings that fellow professionals will want to attend. It provides techniques for keeping a meeting focused and on target, reveals latest tools for meeting "virtually," and more. This latest addition to the popular Briefcase Books series will prove invaluable to anyone who has to plan or conduct meetings, in any environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071391344
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
10/18/2002
Series:
Briefcase Books Series
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
583,185
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
1.Meetings: The Best of Times and the Worst of Times1
The Worst (of) Meetings2
The Impact of Bad Meetings5
The Best (of) Meetings7
Make a Difference8
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 19
2.Preparing for a Meeting10
Develop the Agenda11
Determine Your Purpose13
Set Your Goals16
Decide on Your Methods17
Allocate Time22
Sequence the Items25
Who Should Meet?26
When and Where Should You Meet?31
Finalize and Distribute the Agenda34
Prepare Materials38
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 241
3.Starting the Meeting42
3, 2, 1 ... Start!42
Warm up the Team43
Set the Tone45
Establish the Ground Rules45
Assign Roles50
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 360
4.Conducting the Meeting62
Follow the Agenda63
Set and Maintain an Appropriate Pace65
Share Information66
Conduct Discussion67
Manage Participation72
Get a Decision80
Plan Action and Make Assignments87
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 487
5.Closing the Meeting and Following Up89
Final Matters89
Summarize the Main Points, Decisions, Actions, and Assignments91
Sketch the Agenda for the Next Meeting--if Any92
Express Appreciation93
Evaluate the Meeting93
Write and Distribute the Minutes103
Work the Assignments108
Improve Your Meetings108
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 5110
6.Techniques and Tools111
Identify the Cause(s) of a Problem113
Generate Ideas115
Organize, Analyze, and Prioritize Ideas121
Make Choices Involving Multiple Factors127
Implementing the Decision132
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 6133
7.Uh-Oh ... Now What? Problems and Possibilities135
An Ounce of Prevention135
Better Than Any Suggestions136
Getting Started137
Group Interaction138
Focus146
Group Dynamics and Individual Personalities148
Conflict152
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 7157
8.Technological Tools and Meeting Virtually158
What Makes a Meeting?159
Virtual Meetings161
Audio Conferencing163
E-mail165
Discussion Lists169
Still Images and Documents: Faxes and Files170
Teleconferencing170
Data Conferencing171
Video Conferencing174
Conclusion177
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 8178
Index179

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The Manager's Guide to Effective Meetings 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a handy, short, to-the-point guide about how to conduct meetings. Much of what author Barbara J. Streibel says is common sense, but any manager charged with running meetings knows how quickly common sense goes out the window in that setting. The author covers all of the bases and provides a series of useful checklists to help harried managers meet more effectively and efficiently. Streibel also provides many helpful references to other books that discuss specific techniques and practices. While little here is wildly original, we find that the author gives fresh, lucid and practical treatment to tried-and-true guidance.