Dispersed Teams

Six Tips To Make Your Remote Meetings Not Suck: Part 1

There are too many dreadful remote meetings. Let’s make it stop! In this occasional series I share my six top tips for making your remote meetings not suck. Tip 1: Know – And Say – Why You’re There Have you ever signed up to attend a remote meeting without expecting to contribute? It’s easy to …

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Brain-Friendly Learning, Online

As trainers, facilitators and coaches we know that bored people don’t learn well. We work hard to make our in-the-room events ‘brain-friendly’, using interest, novelty, emotion and meaning to keep people actively engaged throughout. We bring learning to life with brightly-coloured handouts, physical games, small-group activities, learner-led sessions and more. Sharon Bowman refers to five …

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How To Help Adversaries Upgrade Their Conversation

If you have two adversarial positions in a conversation, how can you take it to a higher level? That’s a great question from Terry Roof on my recent blog post. My top tip would be for you to stay curious. Isn’t that interesting? Two people taking exactly the opposite views of the same situation… what …

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5 Tips For Higher-Quality Conversations

Would you like to have higher-quality conversations? Within your team, with your boss, with your customers… or even in your family? Then you might need to be brave. The highest-quality conversations probably won’t emerge from your comfort zone. Judith Glaser has a nice model of three levels of conversational quality. Level I: Tell-Ask. Transactional, exchanging data …

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