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Power Dynamics in Meetings

10 Strategies to Deal With Power Dynamics In Your Meetings

Date: October 30, 2023 12:26 am

Introduction to Power Dynamics Before diving into the complexities of meetings, let's understand what power dynamics are. Power dynamics refer to the...

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Make Your Meetings POP: Setting Your Meeting Up For Success

Date: October 27, 2023 7:00 am

Question: What is a POP model? When stepping into the realm of collaborative sessions, whether they are with individuals or businesses, the pivotal m...

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yellow figure separating itself from all the other grey figures to resemble avoiding groupthink

How to Avoid the Perils of Groupthink

Date: October 24, 2023 7:09 pm

Understanding Groupthink Irving Janis pioneered the initial research on the groupthink theory though originally coined by William H. Whyte, Jr. in 1...

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Meeting Management

Preparation is Key for Successful Meeting Management

Date: October 17, 2023 10:00 am

Are you tired of hosting virtual meetings that seem to fall short of your expectations? Perhaps you've encountered technical difficulties, struggled t...

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Skilled Facilitators Engage With Great Questions

Date: October 15, 2023 8:01 pm

The Power of Participation & Engagement: The Five Core Facilitator Best Practices Series (Stay Neutral | Listen Actively | Ask Questions | Par...

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Facilitating Groups

Differences Between a Group and a Team

Date: October 10, 2023 12:33 pm

What is the difference and how does it affect your meeting? It’s 7:30 AM, you are on the subway making your way to work. The train is busy, but you...

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Employees using overt resistance to push against door being held by team lead

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

Date: October 5, 2023 3:08 pm

Resistance is Inevitable... As facilitators, most of us are going to find ourselves met with resistance daily. With workplace demands extending beyon...

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Skills of a facilitator

What are the skills of a facilitator?

Date: October 3, 2023 10:00 am

An effective facilitator possesses skills in the following areas: They know how to “show up” in a way that supports a safe, inclusive environm...

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What a Great Question! 5 Powerful Question Types to Drive Great Conversations in Your Next Meeting

Date: September 26, 2023 10:30 am

Questions are a facilitator’s best friend. Among other things, questions allow us to guide the conversation without sacrificing neutrality and to ad...

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