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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If you don’t have a stake, get out of the way
August 4th, 2020 by Craig Freshley
In principle, those who have a stake in the outcome—stakeholders—are the most appropriate participants in good group decisions. They stand to win, perhaps a lot, or lose a lot depending on the decision. In principle, those with the highest stakes tend to consider decisions most carefully. People who don’t have a real stake may want …read more
Write on the walls
July 28th, 2020 by Craig Freshley
In principle, good group decisions stem from shared understanding and shared understanding comes from reading off the same page. Also, people like to feel heard and when people feel heard it allows the group to move on. A very effective way for someone to feel heard is for their point to get written for …read more