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As the leader of your team you have many roles, including coach, referee, teacher and boss. Being comfortable in multiple hats is a cornerstone of your position.

One thing you can’t be in such a position is an avoider. When a problem pops up that your team is eager to ignore, you have to be the one to rally the group together and get things done.[…] Continue Reading »

David Pearl is the author of “Will there be Donuts? Better Business One Meeting at a Time” (published in the U.S. by HarperCollins, October 2013, available at Amazon and B&N), an international business consultant and head of Pearl Group. His book, which SmartBlog on Leadership excerpts here, is not about ending meetings but about reforming meetings — cutting out the clutter and making the most of what meetings remain.[…] Continue Reading »

This post is an excerpt from” Will there be Donuts? Better Business One Meeting at a Time” (published in the U.S. by HarperCollins, October 2013, available at Amazon and B&N), by David Pearl.

What’s the Intent of your meeting?

“Why are we meeting?” you ask, and people will usually tell you what the meeting is for; the objective.[…] Continue Reading »

Meetings in many organizations have unhealthy hidden agendas, unhealthy conflict and competition, and a rush to action without appropriate dialog. It’s every person for themselves, with those who speak the loudest all too often getting their way while the rest feel like they weren’t heard. Participants leave these meetings depressed, angry, or worse, and their mood spreads throughout the organization.[…] Continue Reading »

Have you ever noticed that committees or management teams tend to spend way too much time in meetings endlessly debating the most unimportant or mundane topics, while at the same time, not enough time on the most important or strategic issues?

Most of us have either led or participated in a meeting where this phenomenon has reared its ugly head.[…] Continue Reading »