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No one’s writing anything down!

Take a step

Discipline

When someone throws a brick at you

Alternative solutions

Connect with your Mission

Decide how to decide

What is a vision statement?

Reflective pause

Positive feedback

Make the most of your pre-meeting

Determination

All in – Two votes

Demonstrate listening

Assumptions lead to trouble

Double-check your decision

More wagging, less barking

Love

When you speak from personal experience

Structure sets you free

Many Stories, Many Truths

Carrots are better than sticks

Shared values

Good Meeting Guidelines

Plan, meet, write-up

High School Facilitator

Resentments have roots in expectations

Act as if

A Culture of Listening

Interests rather than positions

No complaining without contribution

How to Use Microphones for Group Interaction

Talk or listen

Define the edges

Feedback is a gift

Humility

Straw vote

Come to the Meeting!

Good in everyone

Change or accept

How to Form a Committee – 5 Essentials

Speak your truth and let go

When to unpack conflict as a group

Kindness

Attribution Bias

Name leads

Let a small group resolve it

Written words clarify

Listen

Are you listening? Four levels of proof

Gratitude

Us over me

Three Ways to Keep Your Plan Alive

Lawn signs and bumper stickers

Good Group Tips in the Jury Room

Agenda setting access

Chairs in a circle

Accountability

Understanding first

Google Docs for Group Reports

Adapt, migrate, or perish

Round Robin

E-mail

Before and After

Leaders hold secrets

I don’t know

Business Cards Rock!

Rules and relationships

Encourage volunteerism

Affirm to get along

Foretell the sunny side

Don’t just do something, sit there!

Leaders consider multiple interests

The Potato Salad Solution

I believe in us

Interest-Based Bargaining: A Creative Approach to Collective Bargaining

Strategic quitting

Change to stay the same

Answer the question

People are complicated and colorful

Plus-Delta

Consensus for endurance

Want creativity? Make room.

Three Ways to Shred Rapport

Admit mistakes

100 Good Group Videos

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

Ask, don’t tell

Gender respect: yes, please

Reverence

Putting people in boxes is not okay

You can’t uncommunicate

You decide how

Two Conditions for Conflict Resolution

Head, heart, and hands

Informality is cool! Or is it?

Connect with a higher purpose

Multiple truths

Categorical Judgment

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

How to handle when someone walks out

Write on the walls

Win with grace

Seven Secrets for Successful Meetings

A way to say no

Coalition membership

The best arguments

Make others look good

Intergenerational Communications – How to talk about it

My responsibility

Align purpose, technique, attitude

Silence

Work with energy

Light hand on the tiller

Meeting introductions

Name

Nonprofit Collaboration

Transparent Facilitation

The seduction of urgency

A way to talk

Citizen Democracy

Hear, hear

Unique Room Set Up

Light of God in Every Person

Right to be wrong

Resonate

Failure

The Right to Understand

Fertile soil helps creativity

Action precedes understanding

Empathy and Respect

Clarify, discuss, decide

How to get a group to cut down a list

I am the Solution

Art

How to handle rule-breaking

Separate inputs from outcomes

Make Shift Coffee House

How to talk across our political divide

Detachment

How to move on

Good information compels

Shared vision required

Do what you say

Decision method right-sized

Advice

Single-tasking

Move in your meetings

Best we could with what we had

Connections

A problem defined is half-solved

Available

Learn about somebody different

That’s the way it looks from here

Brake in advance

Tips for Running Effective Meetings

Things undone

Strong Decisions Vs. Weak Decisions

Femaleadership – Benefits of Women in Leadership

Trust takes over

In-front-of messaging

Reinterpretation

Fast or Good?

Face-to-face is still the best

Committees

Choices are never perfect, choose anyway

Consensus at the core

How to have movement in your meeting

Loose in the harness

Closing comments

Meeting Room First Impressions Matter

How to Untangle a Conflict

Different views

Good deeds and Mr. Goodbars

Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats

Causes of conflict, and cures

If you could have a superpower

Tasks and Relationships

Three times considered

Let people change plans

Everyone’s job is no one’s job

Morality as agreed

How to NOT be invisible in meetings

Hot hand

Contain disagreement

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

Find what makes you great

High ground

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

Small goals

Long term collaboration needs special effort

Listen to your enemies

Orientation

Alignment between words and deeds builds trust

Learn a lot fast in the room

How to move forward

Is your idea worthy of group time?

Peace and profit come from good group decisions

Difference between launch and land

Welcome new members

Make deposits before withdrawals

Disability friendly meeting technology

Heads up

Table discussion guides

Inauguration

Providing structure provides fairness

Write stuff down

Indifference

Agendas should have times

Recreation

Use the Screen for Reflecting

How to decide what you don’t decide

Feedback please

Keep your strategic plan off the shelf

Moral compass

Last minute decision making

Many presentations quick? How to do that!

Take breaks to make more of your meeting

Consensus doesn’t mean casual

Do What’s Light

Cheap fiction or great literature?

Just enough

Robert’s Rules of Order – Key Principles Explained

The Best I Can Do Is Pray

Meeting Guidelines Written

What’s next?

Jokes and Sarcasm Reveal Character and Culture

Self Evident

Understanding and Trust: Both Required

On behalf cautions

What is a Good Group Decision?

Leadership is inspiring, not requiring

No one dominates

Meeting Room Setup for Max Effectiveness

Opt out

About my Tips, Videos, and Handouts

Someone Neutral in Charge of the Process

Every Problem Has At Least Two Solutions

Criticism private

Meeting Room Set Up Time-Lapse Video

Direct communication

Say it with a sign

What we think we know is dangerous

Doin’ Good

Multi-vote

Most Conflict is Because of Misunderstanding

Facilitation

Show What You Think

Ready for Good from Anywhere

Here’s What I Heard

Lose now, win later

Community Advisory Panels Build Community Bridges

Pay it Forward

Inspired to Act

Meeting Room Set Up Demonstration Video

Info from the Front Lines

Credit the Group from the Field

Stories

Ground Rules for Conflict Resolution

Credit the group

Stakeholders at the table

Revenge is never a reason

Earth community

Okay to change plans and rules

Know your lines

Enforcement

Let things die

Measure to manage

Hands off

Incrementally

At least two ways

Books on Group Decision Making – Recommended List

Agenda and Meeting Tips

Get a second

Free from past

Start with a question

Outside influence

Flat for planning, stacked for doing

Not all about money

Conflict resolution steps

How to have an effective meeting – the basics

Objectives, agenda, ground rules

My part

How to find peace – Let go of the outcome

Agreements stand until changed

Mis-takes to high stakes

Leadership

How to build community – Food!

Okay to change your mind

Strategic Planning Overview

Principles to Help Groups in Conflict

Nonviolent Communication

Moderating Panel Discussions

Meeting Planning Steps for Facilitators

Meeting Facilitation Techniques

Links

Leadership Challenge

Know Your Lines

Group Decision Method – When to Apply Which Method

Group Decision Methods – from Dictatorship to Consensus

Group Decision Making Steps

Ground Rules

Feedback / Performance Evaluation

Cooperative Communications

Consensus Simple Steps

Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution

Conflict Mediation Basics

Characteristics of High Functioning Groups

Characteristics of Good Meeting Facilitators

Accountability

How to facilitate meetings – Four Essential Functions

Take a break

Rules first

How to show the big picture – Use a Handout

Our interests

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

Direction more important than pace

Freedom of speech

Not her fault, her type

Outside issues

My first thought is probably not my best

Make amends

How to help your meeting – Responsibility for Attitude

How to prevent conflict – Build Shared Understanding

Best solutions begin with self

Ground rules

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

At home and in families

What’s the problem?

Changing the process is rarely the solution

Science trumps intuition

Shared expectations minimize conflicts

One-on-One