13 Smart Questions for your Management Meetings

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13 Great Questions to Choose from for your next Management Meeting

Destination Innovation

Most management meetings are dull affairs stacked full of short-term urgent problems that need fixing. Here are some questions which I use in corporate brainstorm meetings. Brainstorming and Ideation Management brainstorm meeting mundane question strategy

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Optimizing Meetings to Maximize Individual Brainstorming Time


Are you overwhelmed by unnecessary meetings ? We’ve all been there: one more meeting, and you feel like you’re going to scream. If you feel like the number of meetings you’ve been attending is cutting into your productivity , you’re not imagining it.

Death by Meeting – 18 Articles on Effective Meetings


Are you experiencing death by meeting syndrome at work? It seems as if everyone we talk to in companies of any size complains about the death by meeting syndrome where it’s impossible to get any work done for all the business meetings they have to attend. Meeting Locations.

6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

I recently had the opportunity to meet with the executive team of a leading. Employees were invited to a meeting where leadership. BOOK GROUP PRESS www.gbgpress.com GREENLEAF The H o w t o C r e a t e a C U l t U r e o f i N N o v a t i o N S o r e n K a p l a n , p h D An Excerpt from.

Changing the Town Hall Meeting

Michael Roberto

We have all witnessed how town hall meetings can be dreadful. It facilitates a much more meaningful and substantive discussion during the town hall meeting. climate fear town hall meetingsThe CEO and/or some other senior executive shares an update about the company. Then, supposedly, he or she would like to answer questions from the staff. However, few meaningful questions surface.

Beneath the Jargon: where "transformation" meets innovation


It was pervasive; it was flung about in workshops and articles, books and business meetings, from Cape Town to Cairo, Seoul to Singapore, in different industries, in different sizes of firms. Take a ‘hot’ business word of today: transformation.

Where sustainability and innovation meet profitability

Norbert Bol

The title of this blog could also have been “What can we learn form family farming in the South East of Spain?” ” as this blog is based on a recent study that came online last week by Piedra-Muñoz et al. 2016).

Abruptly Halting the Cluster F%@k of Business Meetings


You know, this week doesn’t have to be as unproductive as last week, what with business meetings going nowhere along with wasting time, positive energy, and any hope of creativity. Brainzooming - All Posts Collaboration Innovation Strategic Thinking business meetings

Should the Manager be in the Ideation Meeting?

Innovation Excellence

You want to hold a meeting with your team in order to generate some really creative ideas. You naturally want to lead the meeting but should you be in the room at all? You would like the group to challenge assumptions, think differently and come up with plenty of radical proposals.

Creating Meaningful Organizations - Learnings from the 2016 Academy of Management Meeting


Noble pursuit and this year’s theme at the Academy of Management’s 76th Annual Meeting (AOM) where close to 10,000 students, scholars, and professionals in the management and organization space gathered to discuss companies’ raison d’être. Making organizations meaningful.

What Do You Do During the First Five Minutes of Any Meeting?

Michael Roberto

The same advice holds true for meetings at work. As the leader of a team, consider carefully how you start your meetings. In so doing, are you articulating the purpose of the meeting quite clearly? faculty leadership meetings teaching teamsIn a terrific article for the Chronicle of Higher Education , James Lang writes about how faculty members should use the first five minutes of class more effectively.

Team Collaboration – 14 Benefits from Pre-Meeting Outreach


Learning what participants in an upcoming big meeting know, think, and believe before they come together in a large group is one tactic to strengthen team collaboration. 14 Team Collaboration Benefits from Pre-Meeting Outreach.

Successful Ways to Meet New People – Confessions of a Conference Newbie


With a lot of suggestions and a little bit of arm-twisting, Emma implemented the ideas captured in our Introvert’s Guide: 23 Ideas to Meet New People at a Conference. Ways to Meet New People – Confessions of a Conference Newbie by Emma Alvarez Gibson.

When the Blockchain Meets the Road

Innovation Excellence

An Exciting Future vs. Government Regulation -- The future of human travel is exciting. We conquered the skies when the Wright brothers took flight in 1903, only after turning our attention from the invention of the underground railway in London in the late 1800s.

An Introvert’s Guide: 23 Ideas to Meet New People at a Conference


I told her she needs to make herself socialize and meet new people at the conference, suggesting she find a friendly face that also doesn’t know anyone and become buddies. Speaking is a central part of my personal conference networking strategy to meet new people.

Tips for Facilitating Meetings with Different Personality Types

Innovation Excellence

Anyone who has lead a meeting has been there. You are leading a meeting, ideation session or workshop, and watching the meeting run off track or hijacked by the mix of personalities in the room. collaboration Psychology Facilitation Meetings

New Business Collaboration Opportunities through Meeting Online Friends IRL


As an introvert, meeting online friends IRL has definitely extended my social boundaries in incredibly positive ways. It’s made me more open to meeting new people. Want to Meet IRL in Your Town? In multiple cases, these meetings have fostered further collaboration.

What People Really Mean at Meetings!

Michael Roberto


Open Innovation Meets Democracy on Malta


The island country of Malta may start to change the way it does politics, by taking an open innovation approach. The aim is to bridge the gap between politicians and the public, allowing individuals greater participation in the democratic process.

Creative Thinking – We All Have Our “Pizza Meeting” Weak Spots


“I know you have a certain way you set up for your pizza meeting. But your pizza meetings COULD BE DIFFERENT.”. What’s a “pizza meeting,” and what does it have to do with creative thinking? As we were wrapping up, the next group came in for their lunch meeting.

When Innovation Meets 3D Printing, Desktop Manufacturing Will See Revival

Innovation Excellence

With the right type of innovation, desktop manufacturing will enjoy the same fate as the computer. All it will take is a little bit of time, and a lot of 3D-printed innovation. Industry Innovation 3d Innovation Desktop Manufacturing

Preparing and Rehearsing for a Meeting with Your Boss

Michael Roberto

Patti Johnson has written a good Fast Company column titled, "8 Ways to Get the Most out of a Meeting with Your Boss." Johnson explores how you can prepare effectively for these meetings, as well as how to conduct yourself to get the most out of these interactions. What decisions will be made during the meeting, and what information will be needed to make them? I think the best part of this advice is that it encourages employees to anticipate how the meeting will unfold.

WANT TO LEAD A GOOD MEETING? Begin with Facilitative Presence

Innovation Excellence

Presence opens up space and time. Presence opens up possibility. Presence enables a kind of organizational Red Sea to part so that everyone in the room, no matter what their social style, title, or astrological sign can take a fresh look at what needs to be addressed right then and there.

Economist’s Corner – Christmas Music Meets Venn Diagrams


I would sit in meetings this time of year and wonder how to diagram popular Christmas music as if he were explaining it to a university class. Economist’s Corner – Christmas Music Meets Venn Diagrams.

As the Manager, should you be present in the Brainstorm meeting?

Destination Innovation

You want to hold a meeting with the team you manage in order to generate some really creative ideas. You naturally want to lead the meeting but should you be in the room at all? With you there, it is very hard for your team to switch from normal meeting mode to creative brainstorm mode.

12 Reasons Why Hotel Meeting Rooms Suck for Collaboration


By and large, hotel meetings rooms suck for actually encouraging people to collaborate and work productively. That’s why I find myself so frequently trying to manipulate hotel meeting rooms in ways that hotel proprietors never imagined.

Why We Might Want to Meet Face-to-Face

Michael Roberto

She examines the science behind why in-person communication may be more beneficial than virtual meetings at times. In other words, you are simply less likely to look at your laptop, tablet, or phone if you are in a face-to-face meeting than in a virtual setting. Laura Vanderkam has written a good article for Fast Company about the value of face-to-face communication.

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Creativity is Key: Tips on Avoiding Groupthink


Organization & Culture communication conflict creativity divergent thinking evaluation of ideas feedback gender groupthink meeting perspective problem solving soft skills suggestion box team diversity teamworkIt’s awesome when everyone agrees, isn’t it? Yes—and no.

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PBTO38: Office Humour and lessons in Management with Sarah Cooper

Rmukesh Gupta

After you listen to this episode, I am sure your meetings will not be the same again. Some of her popular blog posts are: 10 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings , 12 Tricks to Appear Smart in Email. Her book, 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings , is now available here.

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WANT TO LEAD A GOOD MEETING? Begin with Facilitative Presence!

Idea Champions

Since 1987, I have been facilitating a wide variety of high octave business meetings for just about every industry on planet earth. Are wondering why they aren't leading the meeting. Have a long history of funky meeting behaviors. The DNA of the meetings we run

The Virtues of the "Pile-on Meeting" at HGTV, Food Network, and Travel Channel

Michael Roberto

She calls it the "pile-on meeting." Here's her explanation of this method: I have a meeting every few months that I call a “pile-on meeting.” The rule walking into the meeting is you must forget your job title. It is amazing what comes out of those meetings. I would point out that several conditions must be present to insure that such a meeting is highly effective. Food Network HGTV Kathleen Finch leadership pile-on meeting Travel Channel

Best Among What I Read today – 4th May 2016

Rmukesh Gupta

5 ways that meetings typically go off track & how to stop it. One activity that is constant in every working professional’s life is that they need to organise or attend meetings. I read a lot and on diverse topics.

When Disruption Meets Laughter & Fun


I was so honored to be a guest on DisrupTV with my good friend Vala Afshar of Salesforce and Ray Wang , founder of Constellation Research. As to be expected, we had a great time talking blue lobsters, innovation, virtues, strategy and women in tech. Take a look!

A Conference Call in Real Life

Michael Roberto

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Intrapreneurship Chicago 2016

Gregg Fraley

In recent years I’ve become a bit anti-conference. I still go to some but I find the formats tired. The formula favors big name authors and speakers who sometimes miss the mark. The agenda is so jammed you don’t have time to talk to your peers.

The Flaming Lips and Economic Development

Gregg Fraley

Consider Attending the Creativity World Forum 2015. As many of you know I’ve participated in the annual State of Creativity Forum in Oklahoma for several years.

Talking 100% Entrepreneurship & 0% Bureaucracy with Heiko Fischer of Resourceful Humans


In this episode, sponsored by a-connect, Heiko and Mark discuss how the RH way came into being through Heiko’s time at Crytek, how the core principles behind the RH philosophy “100% entrepreneurship, 0% bureaucracy” work in practice, and how gamification in the workplace can help us solve the problem of unproductive meetings (among other things). Innovation Ecosystem Podcast autonomy communication efficiency entrepreneur HR meeting podcast simplicity talent management transparency

How to Listen to an Employee's Pitch

Michael Roberto

In short, she's talking about how the "yes, and" principle from improv comedy can be used to enhance the quality of team meetings. creativity Improv meetingsAdam Bryant interviewed Lisa Gersh recently for his New York Times Corner Office column. Gersh explains an early leadership lesson she learned. A mentor, Geraldine Laybourne, gave me a great lesson when I had my first child.

The Personal Invitation

Michael Roberto

You would like people to attend your meeting, conference, reception, or other event. invitations meetings personal touchYou prepare a written invitation, and you distribute in electronic form and perhaps in hard copy as well. You don't get the type of response you would like. Why not? Here are three reasons: 1. The invite was not personal. Consider reaching out personally to some key people and ask them to invite others personally.