While turning the chairs around backward and upside down might be a bit extreme for your attendees, some of his ideas are just too good to ignore, such as: "Banish bad phrases. At your first meeting planning meeting, stop the meeting the first time someone says, 'We've always done it that way.' Stop. Pause. Deep breath. Calmly state, 'And your point is?'"
Another good one:
And he's right, when he says at the end of his post that "The fact that there is an article like this out there *IS NOT A GOOD THING*. This is an industry suffering from a deep malaise. The same programs. The same content. The same table settings. The same stuff. The same places. The same things. The same phrases."
What would/could you do to shake things up and make meetings meaningful again?
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