Building More Respectful Dialogue in Meetings Edit Title

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Dialogue builds more insightful and better supported decisions in meetings. Effective dialogue requires a respectful exchange of views. But this can be difficult when the issue is complex and there are different stakes in its resolution. Resorting to meeting norms or asking people to behave in a certain way is seldom enough. But, you can structure your meeting to make a productive, respectful dialogue possible. Here’s how.

In this webinar you will learn:

  1. How to enable all to be heard while staying on time.
  2. How to lead a productive, not defensive discussion on a proposal.
  3. How to hear all sides of an issue and build a way forward.
  4. How to build alignment on decisions and avoid “sides.”

Rick Lent is a consultant, author and previous presenter on 4Good. His work focuses on helping leaders run more effective meetings using a structural approach. His latest book is:

Leading Great Meetings: How to Structure Yours for Success

Leading Great Meetings: How to Structure Yours for Success [Richard M Lent Ph.D.] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Attend any good meetings lately? Make the next one you lead a great one. Leading Great Meetings: How to Structure Yours for Success shows how to plan and run more effective meetings by changing their structure.

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You can read more about his views on structures for more respectful dialogue here…

Structuring Meetings for Respectful Dialogue

In my last post, "So's Your Old Man!...", I introduced the necessity of respect for effective meetings. As respect declines, real dialogue and effective decision making become more difficult. Something has to be done to improve the likelihood of more civil, respectful exchange among participants. In this post I introduce the first of several tools...

http://www.meetingforresults.com/2011/05/10/dialogue-tools/

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