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Posted on June 21, 2018 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Four Tips to Effective Meetings Part IV

Priya Parker, author of “The Art of Gathering,” shared in a Wall Street Journal article four tips on conducting effective meetings. The fourth tip is to “Cause Good Controversy.”

Ms Parker once facilitated a meeting for an architect firm that needed to decide their new strategic direction. Because the firm had a polite culture she arranged for them to have a “cage match.” Two lea...

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Posted on June 20, 2018 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Four Tips to Effective Meetings Part III

Priya Parker, author of “The Art of Gathering,” shared in a Wall Street Journal article four tips on conducting effective meetings. The third tip is “Issue Pop-Up rules.”

Ms. Parker recommends that using creative or amusing rules can force compliance while allowing the group to have fun.

Ms. Parker was leading a meeting that kept being disrupted by executives returning from...

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Posted on June 19, 2018 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Four Tips to Effective Meetings Part II

Priya Parker, author of “The Art of Gathering,” shared in a Wall Street Journal article four tips on conducting effective meetings. The second tip is “Let everyone see and be seen.”

As an introvert, it’s easy for me to avoid sharing my thoughts in a meeting. By creating an opportunity for everyoneto be identified and to share briefly, you can increase the engagement and effectiveness o...

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Posted on June 18, 2018 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Four Tips to Effective Meetings Part I

Priya Parker, author of “The Art of Gathering,” shared in a Wall Street Journal article four tips on conducting effective meetings. Let’s explore these tips this week.

The first tip is to “Set the Stage.” Ms Parker recommends that giving forethought to a meeting can change the culture of your gatherings.

Sometimes it can be as simple as jazzing up the name of your meetin...

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Posted on June 15, 2018 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

A Pure and Serving Heart

Early in Phil’s business career he noticed how easy it was for people--including himself--to speak disrespectfully to and about his bosses or customers. Somewhere along the way he read Titus 2:9-10Slaves must always obey their masters an...

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Posted on June 14, 2018 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Stewarding the Tree

David Green, founder of Hobby Lobby, desired to maintain his commitment to be a stewardof his business, rather than an owner. David says, the business is like a tree that bears fruit.

If you believe you ownthe tree, you may decide to break-off the branches to give to your heirs after your death. Family feuds can then destroy the business.

David restructured Hobby Lobby so that the children have no future rights of owne...

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Posted on June 13, 2018 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Overworked

When I started in public accounting, my boss informed me that during tax season it was mandatory that I work 55 hours a week. But, if I worked less than 70 hours others would view me as a slacker!

During those 70 hour weeks, I remember many Mondays spending hours cleaning up the mistakes I made on Sunday.

In a Harvard Business Review article, Matt Plummer and Jo Wilson’s research reveals that when hours worked exceed 55 h...

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Posted on June 12, 2018 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

An Unconventional Banker

Dan Cable, author of Alive at Work, shares in a Harvard Business Review article about a consumer banker in China named Jungkio. Jungkio’s predecessorshad regularly scheduled times at each branch to pressure staff to cut costs, causing the staff great anxiety.

Jungkio eliminated the meetings and instead began arriving at branches unannounced. He started by serving the staff breakfast. Then he held “huddles” with ...

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Posted on June 11, 2018 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

In You...

Do you think if you could become great like the apostle Paul, you’d have it made? Think again. Paul was a loving, godly man who devoted his life connecting everyone with Jesus.

Yet, when Paul appeared in court, none of his friends came to support him.

2 Timothy 4 says, “Demas has deserted me... Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm...The first time I was brought before the judge, no one came with me....

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Posted on June 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

In You...

Do you think if you could become great like the apostle Paul, you’d have it made? Think again. Paul was a loving, godly man who devoted his life connecting everyone with Jesus.

Yet, when Paul appeared in court, none of his friends came to support him.

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