Meetings That Get Results

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Meetings That Get Results

A Facilitator's Guide to Building Better Meetings

Terrence Metz


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This practical, comprehensive guide to designing and running more effective meetings will result in less time wasted, more collaborative decision-making, and measurably improved business outcomes.

There's nothing more frustrating than an unproductive meeting-except when it leads to another unproductive meeting. Yet every day millions of people conduct meetings-in person or online-without the critical understanding or formal training on how to plan and lead them effectively. This book offers a structured method to ensure that meetings will produce clear and actionable results. Meetings that are profitable and productive ultimately lead to fewer meetings. This book offers leaders a significant edge by

•	Empowering readers to help their groups create, innovate, and break through the barriers of miscommunication, politics, and intolerance
•	Making it easier for them to help others forge consensus and shared understanding
•	Providing them with proven agenda steps, tools,and detailed procedures

Readers will learn how to resolve or manage common problems, inspire creativity, and transfer ownership to their meeting participants while managing interpersonal conflicts and other disruptions that arise. In a world of back-to-back meetings, this book explains the how-to details behind game-changing tools and techniques.


Terrence Metz:
Terrence Metz expertly coaches and instructs professionals on how to lead meetings that produce clear and actionable results every time. A graduate of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, he has spent more than 20,000 hours teaching the facilitation of planning, prioritizing, and problem-solving. He has taught professors at the Broad Institute (MIT and Harvard), Duke, University of Maryland, Purdue, Stanford, University of North Carolina, and many other universitiesalong with many of their best students.