On location at the National Geographic Society in Washington DC, Craig explains five key ingredients for an effective meeting: manage electronic devices, be on time, make sure the meeting is necessary, have an agenda, and have ground rules.
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Answer the question
August 15th, 2017 by Craig Freshley
In principle, the most efficient group discussions are focused on a precise question and the most efficient individual comments answer the question. When group members are unsure what they are supposed to be talking about they are apt to ramble about anything and are apt to spend group time advancing individual interests. When group members …read more
People are complicated and colorful
August 11th, 2017 by Craig Freshley
From Seawall Beach in Maine Craig explains three negative consequences when we make “convenient” judgments. Convenience is over-rated, he says. Resisting quick judgments and holding ourselves open to all complexities and colors that might unfold has practical, long-term benefits. Here’s a related one-page Good Group Tip that Craig wrote: Putting people in boxes is not …read more