Our last blog post looked at how to establish Ground Rules for your meeting. Now, it’s time to look at how to make efficient use of your time. This means having some structure to hold everyone to the objective you have set out and making...

The first step in conducting a successful meeting is to establish the rules of engagement. It is important to establish standards of behavior that keep the meeting moving, while respecting every participant’s input and value to the group. The tool for this is a set of...

In business, preparation is fundamental for success. Why shouldn’t we give as much attention to preparing for meetings as to preparing for other tasks, activities and challenges? We have all attended meetings that are a permanent fixture on our calendars, only to wonder why we...

Every one of us is a leader. The truth is leaders are not defined by their titles. They are defined by their ability to encourage and influence those around them to reach their highest potential. Every one of us has to deal with change. If there’s...

  [caption id="attachment_4490" align="alignleft" width="266"] Martin Luther King, Jr.[/caption] As we honor MLK today and engage in a National Day of Service, I like to reflect on the connection between great leadership and acts of service to others.  I hear about the value of "servant leadership" from...