Are Your Meetings a Priority - or are They Wasting Time?

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

When it comes to strategic planning, every organization will go about scheduling their meetings in a different way. Regardless, having scheduled strategy progress and project management meetings will remain essential to fulfill your organizational goals and objectives.

How to Get 100 Meetings

The More Clients Blog

They consistently meet with others individually. They set up meetings over coffee, talk on the phone, or have Zoom conversations. Yes, they would be happy to meet with a prospective client if they were introduced to one, but meetings with networking contacts feels like a waste of time.

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More Meetings = More Clients

The More Clients Blog

The purpose of B2B marketing is to get meetings with prospective clients. Let’s say you’re a manager who’s looking for somebody to help their team work more productively and creatively. And if they find somebody who knows someone like that, the manager asks them a bunch of questions.

How to Get People to Actually Participate in Virtual Meetings

Harvard Business

Meetings Presentations Managing people Digital ArticleStop the multitasking already!

MC meets MC – Management Consulted meets Marc Cosentino

Management Consulted

ambassador to Jamaica, but after going to college he moved to New York, managed 3 restaurants, worked for American Airlines in Denver and started his own mustard company before moving to Boston and working at Harvard’s career center. We had a blast getting to meet Marc, the guy who pretty much pioneered case interview prep material. The post MC meets MC – Management Consulted meets Marc Cosentino appeared first on Management Consulted.

What It Takes to Run a Great Virtual Meeting

Harvard Business

Meetings Managing people Digital ArticleTwelve keys to success.

Effective meetings

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: The higher you get in an organisation the more time you spend in meetings. While it’s clear that for some just being in the meeting is their job (!), if you’d like to get the rest of your job done more effectively, these tools on Productive Meetings are a great place to start, and may help you […]. The post Effective meetings appeared first on Consultants' Consultant.

Meet the Democratic Brand

Joellyn Sargent

Living with the new reality means accepting some important facts about how relationships with brands have changed: You can attempt to manage opinions about your brand, but you must recognize that you no longer have full control. This is Part 3 of a 3-part series on Liberated Brands.

Plan your Meetings

Gina Abudi

If you want to be sure the most important issues are discussed and resolved at your next meeting, plan the meeting ahead of time. Too often managers hold meetings that are not planned; the right topics are not on the agenda for discussion. The post Plan your Meetings appeared first on Gina Abudi. Leadership facilitating meetings meeting management problem solvingEnsure important issues are discussed!

Ineffective Discussions at Meetings

Gina Abudi

Ideas to increase the effectiveness of discussions at your meetings Are you finding that the meetings you are leading have discussions that just seem to go nowhere? The post Ineffective Discussions at Meetings appeared first on Gina Abudi. Leadership effective discussions meeting facilitation meeting management problem solving

Conducting Effective Meetings as a Manager – 4 Tips

LSA Global

Are Your Managers Good at Conducting Effective Meetings? Conducting effective meetings is a fundamental management skill that has a direct impact on performance because people spend so much time in meetings. Conducting effective meetings matters.

What to Say Once You Get a Meeting

The More Clients Blog

I’ve been writing a lot about the importance of setting up meetings with prospective clients and those who can lead you to prospective clients. How to Get 100 Meetings. More Meetings = More Clients. Let’s say your meeting is with a good networking contact.

Meetings That Work for Both Managers and Makers

Harvard Business

When it comes to designing and leading meetings that produce results , when you meet matters just as much as how you meet. This is particularly true in organizations where employees are both, what Paul Graham calls, “makers” and “managers.”

Netflix Brings Lean Thinking to Board Meetings

Markovitz Consulting

I doubt Netflix was thinking how Jim Womack would apply lean to their board meetings. But in a new article , the Harvard Business Review describes how the company reinvented board meetings by creating a better way to share information with its board of directors. First, board members attend monthly and quarterly senior management meetings as observers. Senior management responds to the questions prior to the meeting. Well, not really.

What does a good manager look like?

Tom Spencer

Managers come in all shapes and sizes. Of course, when you get to the very top of a consultancy or any other organisation, managers tend to be good. Partners are partners because they are good at management, good with clients, and in general, they are just good at people. Below we will have a look at some of the bad types of manager. The Micro Manager. The micro manager loves detail. However, he’s just not cut out for managing others.

Managing Self Doubt

Jacq Hackett Consulting

Here are my top tips for managing your self-doubt. Phone, email, meet people for coffee – whatever it takes, get the word out there. You have to put away your self-doubt and manage your self-talk. I get it – making the move from employment to consulting is a big step. I know so many people who have agonised about the decision for a long time and still not made up their mind. And for those who have taken the leap, it’s exciting, but equally, it can be terrifying.

Managing Self Doubt

Jacq Hackett Consulting

Here are my top tips for managing your self-doubt. Phone, email, meet people for coffee – whatever it takes, get the word out there. You have to put away your self-doubt and manage your self-talk. I get it – making the move from employment to consulting is a big step. I know so many people who have agonised about the decision for a long time and still not made up their mind. And for those who have taken the leap, it’s exciting, but equally, it can be terrifying.

8 Top tips for managing at a distance

The Management Centre

Managing a remote team of people – who are not sitting anywhere near you and may not even be in the same time zone – can be a huge challenge. Yvette Gyles, Director of =mc, looks at how to manage effectively at a distance. Commit to the ‘meeting’.

Meet the missing ingredient in successful sales transformations: Science


Data and analytics, combined with a personalized approach to performance management, are helping B2B sales execs inculcate best practices and significantly improve growth.

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3 Things You Can Do to Hold More Effective Meetings

Billable Percentage

Here’s the quote: Meetings are expensive. Based on that comment, it’s become clear to me that too much of the time, we take a passive approach to meetings that waste everyone’s time and money. Here’s a list of 3 things you can do to hold more effective meetings.

The Future of Management (Part 3/3)

Tom Spencer

Differences between traditional and self-managed teams. Generally, traditional teams are structured so that the manager receives various projects from senior leaders, depending on which department they are in. Self-Managed Teal. Communication tools to support self-managed teams.

12 Tips to Better Manage Virtually

LSA Global

Virtual Teams – Need Tips to Better Manage Virtually. In reality, virtual teams are a huge challenge for managers and direct reports. But, when teams are virtual, you need to double down on the fundamental management and team skills that you learned in new supervisor training.

Managing M&A in chemicals: Meeting the new challenges


The chemical industry is seeing a record level of M&A, higher multiples, and growing activist-investor activity. Chemical companies must strengthen their M&A and integration capabilities to ensure they create value in this environment. Our Insights

Asset Management – Industry Overview (Part 1 of 4)

Tom Spencer

Asset managers are institutions that ‘manage money’ on behalf of certain beneficiaries. Well, asset managers aim to understand client investment objectives and invest client funds in a variety of financial products and asset classes. Affiliated Managers.

Meeting Employees Halfway


By keeping group sessions tightly focused and on schedule, managers can earn their employees'' respect and commitment

The Future of Management (Part 1/3)

Tom Spencer

Due to the nature of my role, I was exposed to a vast array of leadership and management styles, most specifically Director, VP and Partner level. Management has seen a great deal of change over the years and has been forced to evolve with its times. Strategic Management management

Meet Yangyang Another Humanoid Robot


Ham" meet "Yangyang". Mike "Mish" Shedlock [link] Mike "Mish" Shedlock is a registered investment advisor representative for SitkaPacific Capital Management. Sitka Pacific is an asset management firm whose goal is strong performance and low volatility, regardless of market direction.

Polite Ways to Decline a Meeting Invitation

Harvard Business

There it is in your inbox: a meeting invite to a meeting you really don’t want to attend. Whatever the reason, sometimes you need to decline a meeting invite. Meetings. How Top Salespeople Land Hard-to-Get Meetings. Start by assessing the value of the meeting.

How to Conduct Effective Leadership Team Meetings

LSA Global

Do You Know How to Conduct Effective Leadership Team Meetings? The Cost of Ineffective Leadership Team Meetings. Sadly, one recent survey found that 95% of leaders rated their process for focusing senior management’s time on the most important issues as weak or non-existent.

How to Successfully Meet the Three Biggest Marketing Challenges

The More Clients Blog

Learn how to meet those challenges and your marketing will become more successful, easier, and fun. But meeting those challenges is absolutely worth it. The post How to Successfully Meet the Three Biggest Marketing Challenges appeared first on Action Plan Marketing.

13 Difficulties that Define a Manager’s Destiny

Rick Conlow

Management difficulties are like a tsunami that never ends. Every day I hear about it from managers at all levels. Successful managers learn to absorb the issues as nourishment, to build a high performance team. Believe it or not, a manager’s destiny is a choice.

How to Speak Up in a Meeting, and When to Hold Back

Harvard Business

Meetings Communication Managing yourself Digital ArticleDon’t show off, and don’t ramble.

When It’s Worth Having a Meeting Before Your Meeting

Harvard Business

You schedule a meeting with your team to announce the news and discuss the details. But as soon as the meeting starts, you realize this is going to be harder than you thought. The meeting ends and you feel stressed and discouraged because it seems as if you’ve lost some key members of the team before the change initiative has even started. How to Manage a Toxic Employee. Pre-meetings play an essential role in the political process of any organization.

How to Get Your To-Do List Done When You’re Always in Meetings

Harvard Business

Time management Productivity Meetings Digital ArticleCreative ways to find the time.

Managing Vendors

Gina Abudi

In the third and final part of this story we’ll share the outcomes of the first few vendor meetings. Three vendor/company meetings were scheduled in the evening. It was decided to have four separate meetings in order to keep the groups smaller and also [.]. The post Managing Vendors appeared first on Gina Abudi. Leadership engaging vendors problem solving resolving conflicts vendor issues vendor management vendor meetings

7 Time Management Tips for Busy Professionals

Tom Spencer

You instinctively close your laptop, put on your jacket, and head out to meet your friend. Time is a resource that is easy to undervalue and difficult to manage. Below are 7 time management tips to help you invest your time more effectively. Success time management

The Art of Staying Awake at Meetings….

Confessions of a Consultant

Instructions : Do you keep falling asleep in meetings? Then just tick off five buzzwords in one meeting and shout out Bingo really loud. Listen up hard at your next meeting! Management Practices“Here we go again” Every now and then a new word or phrase comes into common usage and gets plugged so much, that you begin to hate it – like an overplayed Christy Moore track that makes you wish you were deaf.