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Candor is One of Our Favorite Things

19 June 2012

Allison read Keith Ferrazzi’s one-page article on Candor, Criticism, and Teamwork from the January-February 2012 Harvard Business Review and was glad to learn three great tips for helping people have meaningful conversations in meetings and ultimately stronger relationships.



Meetings Shouldn’t Be Miserable

9 June 2015

Allison read the HBR Guide to Making Every Meeting Matter and was glad to see a collection of basic meeting management skills summarized in a quick and easy-to-read booklet.



Dealing with People Who Take Your Meeting Off Track

3 May 2016

Allison read 5 Ways Meetings Get Off Track, and How to Prevent Each One and appreciated Roger Schwarz’s specific suggestions for how to handle meeting participants who derail the group.



Ground Rules Can Make Your Meetings Better

26 July 2016

Allison read 8 Ground Rules for Great Meetings and found herself nodding her head as she read another good article about how to improve meetings by Roger Schwarz.



Get Better Behavior and Generate More Ideas at Your Meetings

25 October 2016

Barbara taught Nominal Group Technique (NGT) and was reminded how a structured approach can lead to great ideas and encourage good behavior from everyone.



Take Your Gatherings from What to Why

23 October 2018

Eden read The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters by Priya Parker and reflected on how she could be more intentional in the way she designs her gatherings.



Strategies for Better Meetings

23 July 2019

Janie watched Dan Pink’s Pinkcast 3.6 This is how to make your meetings less awful and appreciated the suggestions for making some meaningful changes to improve meetings.



Finding Connection When We Can’t Gather

31 March 2020

Janie read The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters by Priya Parker and considered ways we can stay connected to each other in these uncertain times.



Zoom Manners

10 November 2020

Barbara read Workplace Savvy: New Zoom etiquette for meetings by Eva Del Rio and agreed that the author’s tips make for a better experience for everyone involved.



Be a Better Listener by Embracing Silence

27 April 2021

Janie read You’re Not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why it Matters by Kate Murphy and got a jumpstart to strengthen her listening. 



Conversations That Count (Whatever Your Format)

8 June 2021

Rachel and Allison prepared to talk with their Charlottesville SHRM colleagues about making every meeting – virtual, hybrid, or in-person – the best it can be. Fortunately for all of us, many of the same best practices still apply.



Choosing a Well-Lived Life

3 January 2023

Rachel read the obituary for George Edward Linney Jr., MD, and reflected on a lesson learned from this well-lived life.



Imagining Possibilities

25 April 2023

Janie read Imaginable: How to see the future coming and feel ready for anything—even things that seem impossible today by Jane McGonigal and practiced using her imagination and reflecting on what’s possible.



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