Ownership Culture

Management want it … Management just want it to happen … Management want us to do it – phrases we should never, ever, hear! And yet, … Read more

Co-Active Leadership

I am grateful to Andy Denne of Teaching Team Leadership for the following brief introduction to Co-Active Leadership. As we all learn to operate and … Read more

Learning from Assessment

Two facts about the majority of meetings are: They fall a long way short of being fully effective; and The organiser will be largely oblivious … Read more

Managing Arrival

Arrival is all about getting the right people at the right time with the right attitudes and expectations.The ideal is that people arrive fully prepared … Read more

Committing to Action

The product of an effective meeting leaves the room in the changed attitudes, understanding and intentions of its attendees. And pursuing these intentions serves to … Read more

Engaging Attention

The product of your meeting leaves the (virtual or physical) room in the understanding, attitudes and intentions of its attendees.This means that, for your meeting … Read more

Inspiring Activity

Most meetings consist of listening to presentations and discussions held around a table – which is a process that has remained largely unaltered for at … Read more

Building Alignment

While conflict within a meeting can be creative and productive, it can also be wasteful and damaging.It all depends on what the conflict is about.  … Read more

ConceptBoard Familiarisation

For general guidance on Whiteboards, please see our post: Using Participative Collaboration Techniques in Virtual Whiteboards There are loads of virtual whiteboards out there, all with … Read more

PMI

PMI stands for Plus Minus and Interesting. It is a simple technique proposed by Edward de Bono for quickly exploring a situation or an idea … Read more

Action Planning Sheet

The Action Planning sheet is a tool for thinking through actions in respect of ensuring they will be effectively implemented. It is particularly useful where … Read more

Honeycomb Diagram

The honeycomb diagram is essentially a tree diagram laid out in a more graphically attractive manner. This can be helpful in gaining a better psychological … Read more

Solution Effect Diagram

The Solution Effect Diagram is a very useful variation of the Ishikawa diagram. It is used for exploring the potential implications to an intended change (sometimes … Read more

Meeting Effectiveness Maturity Model

Maturity Models provide a ‘less-prescriptive’ way of engaging individuals and groups in developing practical goals for adopting best practice. They work by means of describing … Read more

Digest of Useful Articles

Month by month, we will be listing out articles which caught our eye, and highlighting those that are most interesting or helpful (most recent at … Read more

Meeting Tool Selection

There is a wide range of meeting tools available, which support the achievement of a host of different purposes within a meeting. So much so, … Read more

Persistent Project Walls

Unlike physical meeting rooms, virtual meeting rooms can be limitless in their dimensions and their allocation. Information can be spread over their virtual walls with … Read more