A Guide to Getting theMost from this Book

•  Read the Book. Ask everyone to read the book and then ask, “If you could only select just one thing to do that would immediately improve our meetings, what would it be?” Facilitate a discussion of the answers.

•  Start with a Meeting Assessment. Get the “Team Meeting Assessment” or some other meeting assessment instrument and ask everyone to complete it. Summarize the results and then facilitate a discussion focused on ways to improve your meetings in the future.

•  Facilitate an Informal Assessment. At the end of a meeting, ask members to brainstorm things that are going well and should be continued and things that should be changed or added. When a few issues emerge, ask everyone to read those sections ...

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