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The Millennial Meeting: Embrace the Tech, Reap the Rewards

By Laurel Wiebe on Sep 25, 2015

Understanding how Millennials function in the workplace can be a challenge. Here's how to make the most out of Meetings that include Millennials.

We’ve all experienced the awkward, frustrating attempt to converse with a person who relentlessly checks his or her phone. Their eyes rarely greeting your own as you speak: “Am I boring you?” “Is that text really necessary?” These are some questions that arise when someone expresses their egregious indifference towards you as you attempt to connect with them.

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How to use virtual teams to improve strategic decision making

By Stephen Lynch on Jul 14, 2015

Brainstorming isn't nearly as effective as you think...

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What is a Key Performance Indicator (KPI)?

By Stephen Lynch on Jun 24, 2015

Creating effective and meaningful Key Performance Indicators is an art.

I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately on the subject of KPIs as part of a training course I am developing for RESULTS.com clients. To be honest, it’s been a tough slog. Let’s just say the source material is somewhat …. dry.

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How to run better team meetings.

By Stephen Lynch on Apr 24, 2015

Ford Motor Company used weekly meetings to improve company performance. Here's how:

When Alan Mulally became the CEO of Ford in 2006, he discovered that his senior executives spent too much time in meetings, so he quickly eliminated all unnecessary ones. However, he instituted a comprehensive weekly meeting to review strategic progress and discuss performance.

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The 5 Ps of productive meetings

By Stephen Lynch on Apr 21, 2015

Meetings get a bad rap. People hate them. But they can be productive.

A Microsoft survey tracking office productivity contacted 38,000 workers around the world to identify "productivity pitfalls." Respondents reported that two out of every five days on the job were wasted. The main culprit: "ineffective meetings."

Topics: Meetings
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3 "lacks" that prevent your company from achieving its goals

By Stephen Lynch on Apr 17, 2015

Most companies and teams start the year fired up. Then then flame out. Here's the 3 lacks causing this. 

A flameout is "the failure of a jet engine caused by the extinction of the flame in the combustion chamber." I've never seen a jet engine flame out, but I've seen a lot of flameouts in business. You probably have as well.

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You can't run good meetings without good data

By Stephen Lynch on Apr 14, 2015

We have a saying at RESULTS: "You should never have a meeting without data." Here's why.

At RESULTS.com we are in the the privileged position of being able to observe thousands of managers and teams working on their Goals, and by analyzing the patterns we quickly learn what works and what doesn’t in terms of achieving better business results.

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15 insights: how to make your meetings more effective.

By Stephen Lynch on Apr 3, 2015

$37 billion USD is wasted in unproductive meetings each year! So. Do you know what you're doing wrong?

A study referenced in Strategy + Business looked at mid-size companies and recorded the types of meetings they held, and the impact these meetings had on company performance over a period of two and a half years.

Topics: Meetings
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How you can help your company meet its goals

By Stephen Lynch on Sep 24, 2014

Employees want to discuss their goals, but managers aren't making time. Why?

A survey published in Training magazine showed that employees want to discuss their goals, tasks, and results frequently, but most managers are not making the time to have these conversations. 
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The real cause of bad meetings, flameouts.

By Stephen Lynch on Sep 11, 2014

Recognizing when a flameout is about to happen is key to improving your meetings and company performance. 

When I was a boy who dreamed of becoming a fighter pilot, I tried to learn everything I could about jet planes. That's when I heard about flameout for the first time.

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