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Weekly Collective Intelligence

We’re running into a bit of confusion about what the hot seat is supposed to include every week. Can you give me a basic rundown of what that means for the person who is on the hot seat? Sure. The

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Are you ready for 2014? How do you make your priorities real?

How’s progress going toward your quarterly priorities?  With 1/3 of the quarter past, now is a great time to check in. Be proactive and make sure you get the most from your team in the last two months of Q1!

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Weekly Meeting Summary

Weekly Meeting Calendar

The weekly meeting is often the place a company will start if they have no meeting rhythm at all.  Let’s step back for a moment and ask ourselves: What’s the purpose of a weekly meeting? Collective intelligence (not status!) on

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Is your weekly meeting a waste of time?

How effective are your weekly meetings? Are you discussing what’s most important? How do you know? Ineffective meetings are not only a waste of time for everyone involved, they also waste money (you’re paying people to waste that time, rather

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Cancel Your Weekly Meeting

Almost every department in every organization has some form of weekly meeting.  Most weekly meetings, even among senior management, are spent on status reports.  Each executive lists off all the things they’ve been working on or have accomplished in the

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You’re Working Too Much

Yes, you always make it to the dance recitals and most of the t-ball games, but that rehearsal you missed, that soccer practice?  That’s a problem.  It’s not a problem because you’re a bad parent if you’re not there.  It’s

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