Janine Garner Podcast - 25 Oct 2018

I was thrilled to be featured in Janine Garner's Unleashing Brilliance Podcast.   Listen to the recording here.

B&T.com - 23 Oct 2018

We all complain about having to attend too many meetings. We wonder why we are at the meeting, in a cast of thousands, wading through dozens of boring reports that may or may not have an impact on our work.   This is not about inviting everyone you know in your team who...

First 5000.com.au - 11 Oct 2018

Doing anything by distance takes twice the time and is half as good. We have to navigate time zone differences, language barriers and technological inconsistencies—whilst still running effective meetings.   The three biggest criticisms of participants in...

INTHEBLACK.com 

It’s easy to emerge from a long meeting wondering why you were there and whether anything was achieved. Everyone complains about attending meetings, but there are ways to cut the time you spend in them.   Bloated, inefficient meetings are the bane of modern workplaces. A ...

The Australian - 2018

By STUART FAGG Meetings generally get a bad rap. Some see them as a pointless drain on valuable work time. For others, they’re a great reason to get a sneaky hour of Candy Crush in while looking as if you’re paying attention. It’s hard to find anyone who actually finds...

B&T.com - 19 Sep 2018

I once heard a very senior leader in a global organisation remark, ‘You can have a long career here by going from one meeting to another and never actually doing any real work’. Can you relate?   This unspoken requirement to attend poorly executed meetings, while also...

Brandt.com.au - 27 Sep 2018

Advertising and marketing professionals need meetings. When meetings work, then they are valuable. Clear actions get set, pitches are won and the whole business moves forward.   But what we don’t need is for meetings to waste our time, money and resources., which...

Business Chicks - 20 Sep 2018

Stop for a minute and look at your calendar. How many of your meetings are 60 minutes or more?   Too often I have heard business people say that they spend all day in meetings, so their evenings (when they should be with their families, friends or enjoying...

Best Practice Interview - 25 Aug 2018

Meetings should be short, sharp, productive affairs that are a treasure-trove for collaboration and getting work done. But instead they turn into long, dreary sessions, with no proper agenda and a painful process for those attending.  And more importantly...

Dynamic Business - 13 Sep 2018

I once heard a very senior leader in a global organisation remark, ‘You can have a long career here by going from one meeting to another and never actually doing any real work’. Can you relate?   In most organisations, an employee’s success (or failure) is...

First 5000.com.au - 05 Sep 2018

Business professionals everywhere in every company need meetings. We need them at work because when they work, they are valuable. Clear actions get set, decisions are made and the whole business moves forward. But what we don’t need is for meetings to waste our...

Bandt.com.au - 04 Sep 2018

Think of the last meeting you ran or attended. Would you say it was purposeful, mindful or even useful? Did you leave feeling energised? Could you say it was a good use of your time? If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, then you are among the lucky 10 per cent of...

Alan Hickey FIVEaa interview - 28 Aug 2018

Alan spoke with Donna about the five deadly meeting sins, namely around courtesy and respect, and how best to avoid them.   Listen to the recording here.

Smart Company - 17 Aug 2018

Many of us are time-poor, stressed out, overwhelmed and on the verge of ‘death by meetings’. Our calendars are full of irrelevant or tedious back-to-back ‘catch-ups’ and our email is overloaded with messages screaming for attention.   Every time we get a chance to...

The Australian - 28 Jul 2018

A Harvard survey last year of 182 senior managers in a range of industries found that only 33 per cent of meetings are actually useful or purposeful.   In addition, 71 per cent of managers said meetings were unproductive and inefficient, and 62 per cent said they...

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