Breakthrough Business Meetings: Shared Leadership in Action

Breakthrough Business Meetings: Shared Leadership in Action

by Robert E Levasseur


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Based on the secrets of professional group facilitators, Breakthrough Business Meetings will enable you to:

• Motivate meeting participants to act as a team

• Enable them to make consensus decisions

• Energize them to work together to implement those decisions

The universal principles in Breakthrough Business Meetings:

• Apply to any meeting, whether large or small, informal (with no set agenda) or formal (with a tight structure and established time limits)

• Apply to both business and non-business meetings, such as those of civic organizations, social groups, associations, schools, and governments

• Apply to face-to-face and virtual meetings

You can benefit from Breakthrough Business Meetings, whether you are designing and facilitating your first meeting, or you are a seasoned manager who has led hundreds of meetings.

Breakthrough Business Meetings has four parts. The first describes the breakthrough meeting system. The second deals with advanced meeting methods. The third presents four application case studies. The final section contains a variety of resources.

There are many logical reasons to own a copy of Breakthrough Business Meetings. The following testimonials, from satisfied users of the principles and practices described in the book, provide some emotional reasons as well.

Earlier you read what Professor Schein, an expert in the field of human behavior and organizational change, had to say about Breakthrough Business Meetings:

“One of the most theoretically sound yet totally practical books on meetings and group management that I have ever read.”

-- Edgar Schein—MIT Sloan School of Management

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780978993047
Publisher: Mindfire Press
Publication date: 04/15/2019
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Robert E. Levasseur, Ph.D., is a professor, organization change consultant, seminar leader, and meeting management expert. Dr. Levasseur's professional career, which spans five decades, includes work in engineering, management science, corporate management, university teaching, organization consulting, and writing.

Table of Contents



Part I: The Breakthrough Meeting SystemTM

1 Before: Design a Participative Meeting

2 Beginning: Agree on Purpose, Agenda, Roles, & Rules

3 Middle: Manage Tasks and Teamwork

4 End: Focus Action and Energy

5 After: Follow up on Agreements

Part II: Advanced Meeting Methods

6 Selecting Group Processes

7 Managing Conflict

8 Improving Participant Effectiveness

9 Developing Your People Skills

10 Summary of the Breakthrough Meeting System™

Part III: Case Studies

11 Leading the First Breakthrough Meeting

12 Launching A Customer Advisory Board

13 Reengineering a Strategic Business Unit

14 Using the System Outside the Meeting Room

Part IV: Appendices and Resources

Appendix A: Sample Breakthrough Meeting Agenda

Appendix B: Common Meeting Problems

Appendix C: Tips for Traditional Meetings

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