Video Posts

Welcome to our video library! Here, the Meeting Doctor himself provides useful resources, insights and strategies for helping your meetings through a series of free videos. Enjoy!

Who To Invite? Avoiding Meeting Bloat and Increasing Efficiency

Date: March 8, 2017 4:03 am

In some organizations, everyone is expected to go to all meetings they have been invited to. There’s an unspoken dynamic at play in these organizati...

I Can’t Say That – She’s the Boss!

Date: February 22, 2017 3:25 pm

At one time or another, most of us have experienced a leader sabotage the agenda, dominate the discussion, openly negate staff input – behaviours ...

Overt Vs. Covert Resistance: Knowing the Difference Makes the Difference.

Date: January 30, 2017 3:08 pm

As facilitators, most of us are going to find ourselves met with resistance daily. With workplace demands extending beyond the office thanks to mobile...

Troubleshooting the Action Plan: Creating Your Plan B

Date: January 10, 2017 11:00 am

Creating lofty action plans seems to be the rule of many strategic planning sessions these days. Most team members truly intend to fulfill their oblig...

Generating and Clarifying the Rules of Engagement

Date: December 14, 2016 9:45 am

Most meeting leaders use norms or rules of engagement to referee meeting behaviour, but what exactly are these rules or “norms” and how do we best...

Just Say No! The Power of the “Decline” or “Tentative” Response to a Meeting Invite

Date: November 22, 2016 2:16 pm

It’s not uncommon for interpersonal or political considerations to result in meeting bloat, where too many people end up invited to a meeting that t...

Pull Vs. Push: Facilitator Reactions to Resistance

Date: November 1, 2016 3:10 pm

At our Facilitating Through Conflict workshop last week, the class really embraced my suggested approach when dealing with resistance. We see resistan...

Make Your Meetings POP: Setting Your Meeting Up For Success

Date: October 14, 2016 1:24 pm

When setting the context and opening any collaborative session, it's imperative that the leader provide basic information that outlines the why, what ...

When NOT to Collaborate

Date: September 27, 2016 3:24 pm

Most of us have worked together to tackle a complex problem or address interdependencies that individual contribution alone couldn’t have solved. It...

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