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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Interests rather than positions
March 20th, 2018 by Craig Freshley
In principle, when someone comes into a meeting or a negotiation with an already established position, it limits prospects for creative, innovative, win-win solutions. When I state my position on an issue early in the discussion, my focus thereafter becomes defending my position and trying to persuade others to agree with it. I might even get …read more
No complaining without contribution
March 13th, 2018 by Craig Freshley
In principle, if I haven’t tried to make something better or if I’m not willing to help make it better, I have no business complaining about it. Rather than stand outside the circle and complain about the decisions others make, I do well to appreciate those who are willing to do the hard work of group …read more