4 Tools for Leading Effective Meetings
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4 Tools for Leading Effective Meetings

meeting June 27, 2016 By: Donald Cowper

It doesn't take much for a meeting to get derailed—one loud critic or even the seating arrangements can do it. With a little forethought, however, leaders can keep a conversation positive and on point.

A couple years ago, I had to make a critical presentation to my team. I needed their support for a large project, one that I knew would significantly raise the profile of our organization. Although I had anticipated some resistance, I had prepared what I thought was a persuasive argument and was expecting a positive outcome. I also knew I already had support from several people in the room. ...