Use These 4 Question Types To Facilitate More Effective Meetings

15Five

People hate meetings… and for good reason. Leadership knows they are expensive , and take up time that could be better spent on producing actual outcomes. Employees can find them to be boring or a waste of time. But meetings don’t have to be that way.

The Reinvented Performance Appraisal Coaching

ATD Human Capital

Basically, organizations are realizing that getting everyone up to speed on coaching skills is not just “a nice way to give feedback and develop people” but a major component for more realistically assessing performance and organizational success. time-consuming.

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3 Steps to More Strategic Meetings

HR Ringleader

I’ve been thinking about meetings. Now that I am back in a corporate role, where my day is mostly filled with meetings, the importance of setting boundaries and understanding how to handle delicate situations is even more critical. Provide a clear meeting purpose.

How to Keep Meetings Focused, Efficient, and Productive

Thrive Global

After a long stretch of holiday celebrations and vacation time, it’s not always easy to get back into “ work mode.” When you haven’t sat in a meeting for a week or two, regaining focus and getting back in the groove can feel like a challenge. Designate one day for internal meetings. “We

Do You, or Your Company, Screw Up Meetings?

HR Ringleader

It’s made the social media rounds, but was still good for a laugh one more time. It got me thinking about meetings… specificaly conference calls, since I work from home. Here are just a few: Employees don’t have time to get their other work done.

Super Meetings: More Effective, Productive, And Collaborative

SuccessFactors

The core strategy team arrives in the meeting room. The boss is already anxious and stressed out—for this is a crucial meeting that will define the future of his unit. Needless to say, this was a totally ineffective, mismanaged and unproductive meeting—and everyone knows it.

Getting Virtual Teams Right

Conversation Matters

Here are some examples of what we've learned: Have an initial face-to-face kick-off meeting. There is strong evidence* to show that a team that initially meets in-person functions more effectively. Build a rhythm of regular online meetings, rather than meeting ad hoc.

Meet ‘Model 2’ Christina, the happier, healthier version

Thrive Global

Christina enjoyed her time as a student at North Dallas High School so much that she returned as a teacher. When her 37-year-old sister’s heart stopped as a complication of her diabetes, Christina asked a coach for some fitness tips. Only this time, they’re running a 10K.

6 Questions That Will Help Improve Your Meetings

Thrive Global

There’s a reason no one likes attending your meetings! They’re boring, repetitive, and often times irrelevant. Most companies hold more meetings than they actually should, and the meetings they do hold often times aren’t as useful as they could be.

How to Manage a Direct Who Resists 1 on 1 Meetings

WideAngle

Their recent podcast struck a nerve: Resistant Directs in a 1 on 1 Meeting. If you do not have 30 minutes to listen the podcast now, below is a 3 minute summary you can take to your next meeting. If you do 1:1 meetings with your direct reports, keep reading.

From Coach to Manager to Leader: How Yev Saidachev Made the Transition

Everwise

As a manager of sales development at AppDynamics , Saidachev devotes his time to helping his team succeed in opening conversations with prospects and advancing their careers. As a lifelong hockey player, he now coaches youth hockey to give players the same team experiences he had.

The “10 Percent Meeting Rule” and Other Ways Workplaces are Keeping People Engaged

Thrive Global

And over time, those days have a huge impact on your overall experience — and your creativity and productivity — at your job. A “10 percent” meeting rule. “We It’s part of our culture in valuing each other’s time. Open-forum meetings.

Professional conferences 101: Get more from employee attendance in 5 steps

Insperity

Attending a professional conference should be much more than a chance for your employees to polish their golf game or get out of the office for a few days. It’s important your employees understand that approval for them to attend an industry event is a sign your organization values them and wants to invest in their career. Here’s how to help everyone on your staff maximize the value of attending a professional conference. Meet and greet.

Want to Assemble a Dream Team Like Coach K’s?

HR Daily Advisor

Talking about the 1992 Olympic “Dream Team,” said by some to be the best collection of sports stars ever assembled, coach Mike Krzyzewski asked 15,000 HR managers, “Wouldn’t you like to have that recruiter?”. Coach K advanced three key concepts that leaders must possess: Adaptability.

Are Managers Cutting It As Coaches?

HRExecutive

to attend Aon Hewitt’s Top Companies For Leaders Think Tank. My main objective there was to meet one-on-one with representatives from some of the 25 companies that were on hand to be recognized as one of Aon Hewitt’s “Top Companies for Leaders.”.

Is the Holiday Season ?the Right Time For A Little Self-Care?

Thrive Global

Most calendars are already crammed with business meetings and when we add seasonal social events it may begin to look a little hectic! The question that has been on everyone’s mind in the last few weeks: What are your survival tips for managing both time and energy for the holiday season?

A Platform for Learning: The Role of a Sponsor in Executive Coaching

Business2Community Leadership

“Yes, my boss fully supports the idea of my receiving executive coaching,” a prospective client answers. Those are great words to hear from a client as she or he begins the exciting journey of executive coaching. As we set the stage for coaching engagements, the boss, who usually serves as the “sponsor” for the coaching, is a critical part of the process. So what is the role of a sponsor in executive coaching? What motivated the decision to pursue coaching?

The importance of mentoring (and how to find your own)

Thrive Global

I had the huge privilege of attending The Diana Award ceremony a few months ago. They use the example of a teacher, but technically anyone can be a teacher provided they have the necessary experience and are willing to devote their time to teach, guide, and inspire their mentee.

Did USC’s alcohol-related firing of its former head football coach violate the law?

The Employer Handbook

Back in October, the University of Southern California fired Steve Sarkisian, its head football coach. Nathan Fenno at the LA Times recaps Mr. Sarkisian’s claims here.

What Are Your Boundaries At Work?

HR Ringleader

These are the jobs where your days are filled with back-to-back meetings, fire drills, and last minute requests with tight deadlines. This practice also enables you to have quiet, focused time for any large project or strategic initiative.

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9 Simple Solutions to Common Unemployment Problems

GetFive

In today’s job market, it’s very common for people to be on the job hunt for months at a time. 35% of job hunters at GetFive get meetings by contacting companies directly. Learn the names of the department heads at the company and try to set up a meeting, even if there are no openings.

Coaching Employees: 5 Steps to Making It More Effective

Insperity

The key to having self-motivated employees is effective coaching. Initially, it will take extra time – the whole “teach a man to fish” process versus just “catch a man a fish.” Follow these five steps to make your coaching and feedback process more effective. Then, it’s time to talk to your employees and set goals together. Set up “check-in meetings” that allow you to get together along the way in order to evaluate how things are going.

“How Extremely Busy Executives Make Time To Be Great Parents”, With Kate Raidt & Dr. Ely Weinschneider

Thrive Global

As a part of my series about “How extremely busy executives make time to be great parents” I had the pleasure to interview Kate Raidt. She was the Director of Marketing for a large corporate company for the past 8 years before recently launching her own coaching business KateRaidt.com.

“How Extremely Busy Executives Make Time To Be Great Parents”, With Dr. Ely Weinschneider & Eric Fontanot

Thrive Global

It is important to spend as much intentional time as possible nurturing, teaching, discipling and most importantly loving my daughter. The time we have as parents to influence and build up our children is so short in comparison to their lives without our direct influence, so the ability to impress the benefit of experiences, life lessons, mistakes, successes and failures as a parent must be taken advantage of with conscious intentionality.

How To Make The Most Of Your Time At #SHRM17

Saba

It’s that time of year again. The SHRM Annual Conference takes place June 18-23 and this time it’s touching down in the The Big Easy. Here are three simple and effective tips to help you get more out of your time at the SHRM Annual Conference.

10 Ideal Jobs for People who are Not Afraid of Heights

Career Metis

There are, however, a number of people who not only aren’t afraid of heights, but they simply enjoy spending their time on high altitudes. 6) Flight attendant. That’s why being a flight attendant can be a demanding and stressful occupation.

board member keeps bringing her kids to meetings, unofficial salary offers, and more

Ask a Manager

Board member keeps bringing her kids to meetings. As the board president, I never bring my son to board meetings, as I need to focus on the agenda. One other board member, who is also a friend, frequently brings her children to board meetings. They are 6 and 7 years old and are frequently loud and disruptive during these meetings. Today she told me that she will be bringing her kids to the orientation meeting. It will be a long and intensive meeting.

Three Simple Rules for Leading Constructive Change

Future of Work

Show them the future, share your passion about the journey, and get out of their way (but stay close by in case they need coaching or advice). Leading meetings that matter means being first among equals, not being a dictator or a policeman. How do participants feel about the meetings?

How to Learn From Experience

Conversation Matters

Learning from experience requires setting aside time to learn, but equally important, it requires being in conversation with peers with whom learners can reflect on their own experience and contrast that with the experience of others. Think of it as gestation time. Coaching Ourselves®.

should you tell an interviewee she has something in her teeth, employees are apathetic about company-wide meetings, and more

Ask a Manager

Our employees are apathetic about our company-wide meetings. The senior management like to do a monthly company-wide meeting to show everybody the progress on current projects, as a way of keeping everybody in touch with the direction the office is going (it’s doing very well). The meetings aren’t long, 30 minutes tops, but it’s been noted that people are apathetic and have to be cajoled to leave their desks. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: 4 Ways to Make Meetings Better

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Monday, September 14, 2009 4 Ways to Make Meetings Better If you look up the term "necessary evil," youll probably find a photograph of a bunch of people in a meeting. I dont know of anyone who loves meetings, but most everyone will say theyre vital to getting work done. Five minutes early should be the new on time,” Song says. “If

6 Tactics LinkedIn’s Product Team Used to Cut Its Time to Hire in Half

Linkedin Talent Blog

And the average time to “approved for hire” was 83 days. The average time to approved for hire has dropped from 83 days to 41, and 93% of the time interviewers are now completing their feedback (usually, within 24 hours). Or, “Not right now, but maybe at another time.”.

Alcoholism and ADA: former USC coach Steve Sarkisian files suit over his termination

Ohio Employer's Law

On October 12, USC fired its head football coach, Steve Sarkisian. A: Yes Q: May an employer require an employee who is an alcoholic to meet the same standards of performance and conduct applied to other employees?

Help Your Team Be More Productive with these 4 Tips

The People Equation

They’d probably mention unnecessary meetings, interruptions or poor communications, right? Because you have ignored the one element that helps everyone focus on things that matter most: You haven’t helped them create the space to attend to those important tasks.

Five ways to get more done by reclaiming your wasted pockets of time

Fast Company The Future of Work

No time to get anything real done—what’s in my e-mail inbox? As a time management coach, I’ve seen that most people can easily reclaim one to two hours of productivity in their workday by changing their default settings. Here are five ways to get more done by reclaiming small pockets of time. When you have a small opening of time, challenge yourself to knock items off that list.

How to Navigate a Successful Culture Transformation Process (Part 2)

Achievers

Transformations Take Time. The transformation of habits and attitudes does not occur overnight, especially when employees have been allowed to operate in a certain way or in status quo for a long period of time. The good news is that you usually have more time than you think.

Don’t Become An Invisible Leader In Your Busiest Times

SAP Innovation

When the going gets tough, some leaders make themselves visible by becoming red-faced football coaches who curse, scream, stomp their feet, and even sometimes bench (fire) their key players. Take time to connect with your team and gather the facts.