Posts Tagged managing

What fosters innovation? A respectful clash of ideas.

“Some of the best discussions are passionate but respectful, so that you leave a meeting without feeling like you’ve lost something, even though your point of view may not have been the one that was adopted. That is what fosters innovation in a company — a clash of ideas, but a respectful clash.”

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Seven Rules for Running Effective Meetings

In a recent HBR post, Amy Gallo offers some fantastic advice for running effective meetings. Here’s a summary of the rules and key points she lays out in her article: Rule #1 – Keep the meeting as small as possible. No more than seven people. Two major advantages of keeping meetings small: they are easier […]

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Two Timeless Principles for Managing Time and Tasks

Many moons ago I taught time management courses for Franklin Covey—actually it was a wonderful little company that was bought by Franklin Covey, but no one’s heard of it, so I just say Franklin Covey. Anyway, there are a few productivity principles from that course that have stuck with me over the years. They’re like […]

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Five Creative Ways to Implement An Idea

“Whether simply proposing a new idea or preparing to implement one, you must expect to encounter obstacles. This is especially true for radical ideas. New ideas are often met with resistance. Don’t be surprised by this. Call on your inner warrior to help you prepare for a world with its defenses up.”

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