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The Strengths-Focused Guide to Leadership by Kathy Toogood, Mike Roarty

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Strengths-focused meetings

The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and to influence their actions.

(John Hancock, 18th-century businessman and statesman)

THE SMALLEST AMOUNT OF RESEARCH on the subject of meetings shows fairly quickly that many people have a regular experience of bad meetings. So you’re bound to have experienced meetings at which:

  • people arrive late and leave early;
  • there are poor objectives, agendas, location information, or conference dial-in information for remote participants;
  • priorities were not communicated before or during the meeting, leading to focus on less important things;
  • people were focused on just about everything but the meeting (e.g. email, texts, phone calls, other work on their ...

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