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Nov 16, 2014 Marit rated it liked it
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A straightforward book that builds upon a small company's methodology. Their way of structuring meetings with assigned roles that separate out tasks in order to alleviate tension and subjectivity makes a lot of sense. The examples go on a bit too long and the ending tries to draw together a bit too many disparate leadership & scenario ideas. But a worthwhile quick read that provides plenty of food for thought & experiment.
Jan 13, 2009 Dan rated it really liked it
This book is an easy read and offers lots of practical tips for people who have to run meetings.

The book focuses on having a neutral facilitator who can monitor the process of the meeting while the meeting participants focus on the content. Most of my meetings aren't run that way--but I still found the book useful and am already thinking about how I can use their method more.

The best section of the book is on solving problems in meeting. It breaks down problem solving into a series of steps an
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Jul 06, 2016 Gerhard Peters rated it really liked it
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This is a very useful and practical book. The author's talks about fallacies in meetings and how to over come them. Then proposes a model to run meetings effectively. It even comes with agenda templates. I strongly suggest you to read this book if you want to make your meetings more effective and productive. The reason I only gave it a rating of 4 stars is because it has a bit of a self-help tone and a bit redundant as well.
May 10, 2013 Wade rated it liked it
Another one I had to read for a class. I really liked the interactive method to running a meeting, but then like most books like this they don't have enough material for a whole book so they fill the rest with junk.
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Apr 19, 2009 Christian rated it it was ok
Good tool to make sure you do drift into time wasting meeting habits.
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Read here and there. Very useful. I would like to master the priciples presented by the authors.
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