Managing Monsters in Meetings - Part 1, General Strategies for Unproductive Behavior

Written by Steve Kaye

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Focus onrepparttar behavior. Your goal is to hold an effective meeting -- not teach lessons. If you attempt to punish people, through admonitions, ridicule, or threats, you will make enemies. Inrepparttar 135545 short term, that can ruinrepparttar 135546 effectiveness of your meeting, and inrepparttar 135547 long term it can ruin your career. So, when unproductive behavior appears in your meeting, talk aboutrepparttar 135548 behavior. For example, if a side conversation starts, you could say, "We seem to have more than one meeting going on now, and that's preventing us from working onrepparttar 135549 budget."

Apply diplomatic courage. Leaders project strength and confidence; losers project negativity and fear. Detach fromrepparttar 135550 behavior that seems bothersome, realizing it is simply something thatrepparttar 135551 other person is doing. Assume that there is no personal intent to damage you. Just talk about what is happening and ask for what you want to happen as shown inrepparttar 135552 above paragraph.

Show what you expect. Be a model for effective meeting behavior. If it is your meeting, or if you hold a leadership role in your organization, realize that others regard you asrepparttar 135553 standard for their actions. If you arrive on time for meetings, others will interpret this to mean that they should come to your meetings on time. If you make positive, appropriate contributions in meetings, others will infer that this is what you expect from them.

Apply these strategies to make your meetings effective.

This isrepparttar 135554 first of a seven part article on Managing Monsters in Meetings.

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Perfection vs. Excellence (Business, Career, Life Coaching Series)

Written by Ruth Zanes

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The bad news is that being a human being means we haverepparttar abilities andrepparttar 135511 failings of human beings. We make mistakes. We get tired. We get distracted. We fail to communicate clearly and accurately. When we set perfection as our goal, all of our actions are based on attempts to conquer our natural human limits with little or no intention onrepparttar 135512 ultimate outcome. The search for perfection limits our ability to act meaningfully.

Acting in accordance with standards of excellence allows us to produce superb results and opensrepparttar 135513 door to experimentation and creativity.

Ruth Zanes has been a Business, Career and Personal Success Coach since 1985. Her broad range of experience prior to coaching includes consultant, business ownership and corporate executive for some of the world’s largest corporations. Contact Ruth at:

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