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100 Good Group Videos

A problem defined is half-solved

A way to say no

A way to talk

About my Tips, Videos, and Handouts

Accountability

Accountability

Act as if

Action precedes understanding

Adapt, migrate, or perish

Admit mistakes

Advice

Agenda and Meeting Tips

Agenda setting access

Agendas should have times

Agreements stand until changed

Align purpose, technique, attitude

Alignment between words and deeds builds trust

Alternative solutions

Answer the question

Art

Ask, don’t tell

Assumptions lead to trouble

At home and in families

At least two ways

Available

Best solutions begin with self

Best we could with what we had

Books on Group Decision Making – Recommended List

Brake in advance

Carrots are better than sticks

Categorical Judgment

Causes of conflict, and cures

Change or accept

Change to stay the same

Changing the process is rarely the solution

Characteristics of Good Meeting Facilitators

Characteristics of High Functioning Groups

Cheap fiction or great literature?

Choices are never perfect, choose anyway

Citizen Democracy

Clarify, discuss, decide

Closing comments

Coalition membership

Committees

Community Advisory Panels Build Community Bridges

Conflict Mediation Basics

Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution

Conflict resolution steps

Connect with a higher purpose

Connections

Consensus at the core

Consensus doesn’t mean casual

Consensus for endurance

Consensus Simple Steps

Contain disagreement

Cooperative Communications

Credit the group

Credit the Group from the Field

Criticism private

Decide how to decide

Decision method right-sized

Define the edges

Demonstrate listening

Detachment

Determination

Difference between launch and land

Different views

Direct communication

Direction more important than pace

Disability friendly meeting technology

Discipline

Do what you say

Do What’s Light

Doin’ Good

Don’t just do something, sit there!

Don’t leave me hanging! – Advice for e-communication

E-mail

Earth community

Empathy and Respect

Enforcement

Every Problem Has At Least Two Solutions

Everyone’s job is no one’s job

Face-to-face is still the best

Facilitation

Failure

Fast or Good?

Feedback / Performance Evaluation

Feedback please

Femaleadership – Benefits of Women in Leadership

Fertile soil helps creativity

Find what makes you great

Flat for planning, stacked for doing

Foretell the sunny side

Free from past

Freedom of speech

Gender respect: yes, please

Get a second

Good deeds and Mr. Goodbars

Good in everyone

Good information compels

Gratitude

Ground rules

Ground Rules

Ground Rules for Conflict Resolution

Group Decision Making Steps

Group Decision Method – When to Apply Which Method

Group Decision Methods – from Dictatorship to Consensus

Hands off

Head, heart, and hands

Heads up

Hear, hear

Here’s What I Heard

High ground

Hot hand

How to build community – Food!

How to decide what you don’t decide

How to facilitate meetings – Four Essential Functions

How to find peace – Let go of the outcome

How to get a group to cut down a list

How to handle rule-breaking

How to handle the person who talks too much – Validate and hear from others

How to handle when someone walks out

How to have an effective meeting – the basics

How to have movement in your meeting

How to help your meeting – Responsibility for Attitude

How to make decisions in small groups – Mini-Multi-Vote

How to move forward

How to move on

How to NOT be invisible in meetings

How to prevent conflict – Build Shared Understanding

How to show the big picture – Use a Handout

How to talk across our political divide

How to Untangle a Conflict

Humility

I am the Solution

I believe in us

I don’t know

If it fits in my head, it’s probably too small

If you could have a superpower

If you don’t have a stake, get out of the way

In-front-of messaging

Inauguration

Incrementally

Indifference

Info from the Front Lines

Informality is cool! Or is it?

Inspired to Act

Interest-Based Bargaining: A Creative Approach to Collective Bargaining

Interests rather than positions

Intergenerational Communications – How to talk about it

Is your idea worthy of group time?

Jokes and Sarcasm Reveal Character and Culture

Just enough

Keep your strategic plan off the shelf

Key ingredients for collaboration (it’s way more than IT)

Kindness

Know your lines

Know Your Lines

Last minute decision making

Lawn signs and bumper stickers

Leaders consider multiple interests

Leaders hold secrets

Leadership

Leadership Challenge

Leadership is inspiring, not requiring

Learn a lot fast in the room

Learn about somebody different

Let people change plans

Let things die

Light hand on the tiller

Light of God in Every Person

Links

Listen

Listen to your enemies

Long term collaboration needs special effort

Loose in the harness

Lose now, win later

Love

Make amends

Make deposits before withdrawals

Make others look good

Make Shift Coffee House

Many presentations quick? How to do that!

Measure to manage

Meeting Facilitation Techniques

Meeting Guidelines Written

Meeting introductions

Meeting Planning Steps for Facilitators

Meeting Room First Impressions Matter

Meeting Room Set Up Demonstration Video

Meeting Room Set Up Time-Lapse Video

Meeting Room Setup for Max Effectiveness

Mistakes

Moderating Panel Discussions

Moral compass

Morality as agreed

More wagging, less barking

Most Conflict is Because of Misunderstanding

Move in your meetings

Multi-vote

Multiple truths

My first thought is probably not my best

My part

My responsibility

Name

Name leads

No complaining without contribution

No one dominates

Nonprofit Collaboration

Nonviolent Communication

Not all about money

Not her fault, her type

Objectives, agenda, ground rules

Okay to change plans and rules

Okay to change your mind

On behalf cautions

One-on-One

Opt out

Orientation

Our interests

Outside influence

Outside issues

Pay it Forward

Peace and profit come from good group decisions

People are complicated and colorful

Plan, meet, write-up

Plus-Delta

Positive feedback

Principles to Help Groups in Conflict

Providing structure provides fairness

Putting people in boxes is not okay

Ready for Good from Anywhere

Recreation

Reflective pause

Reinterpretation

Resentments have roots in expectations

Resonate

Revenge is never a reason

Reverence

Right to be wrong

Robert’s Rules of Order – Key Principles Explained

Rules and relationships

Rules first

Say it with a sign

Science trumps intuition

Self Evident

Separate inputs from outcomes

Seven Secrets for Successful Meetings

Shared expectations minimize conflicts

Shared values

Shared vision required

Show What You Think

Silence

Single-tasking

Small goals

Someone Neutral in Charge of the Process

Speak your truth and let go

Stakeholders at the table

Start with a question

Stories

Strategic Planning Overview

Strategic quitting

Straw vote

Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats

Strong Decisions Vs. Weak Decisions

Structure sets you free

Table discussion guides

Take a break

Take a step

Take breaks to make more of your meeting

Talk or listen

Tasks and Relationships

That’s the way it looks from here

The best arguments

The Best I Can Do Is Pray

The Potato Salad Solution

The Right to Understand

The seduction of urgency

Things undone

Three times considered

Three Ways to Shred Rapport

Tips for Running Effective Meetings

Transparent Facilitation

Trust takes over

Two Conditions for Conflict Resolution

Understanding and Trust: Both Required

Understanding first

Unique Room Set Up

Us over me

Use the Screen for Reflecting

Want creativity? Make room.

Welcome new members

What is a Good Group Decision?

What we think we know is dangerous

What’s the problem?

What’s next?

Win with grace

Work with energy

Write on the walls

Write stuff down

Written words clarify

You can’t uncommunicate

You decide how