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    • ISBN:9781473668362
    • Publication date:21 Sep 2017

Kill Bad Meetings

Cut 50% of your meetings to transform your culture, improve collaboration, and accelerate decisions

By Kevan Hall and Alan Hall

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Kill Bad Meetings will show you how to save yourself a day a week of unnecessary meetings and improve the face to face and virtual meetings that remain

CUT 50% OF YOUR MEETINGS AND IMPROVE THE ONES THAT REMAIN

Meetings are essential to collaboration and decision making, but they are often irrelevant, time consuming and badly run. People spend an average of 2 days per week in meetings and 50% of it is wasted. This book will help you win back that wasted day a week by cutting out the half of face to face and virtual meetings that do not need to happen and radically improving the ones that remain.

The two authors, one an experienced CEO and consultant to major multinationals, the other a millennial line manager working within one of the world's largest companies, find common ground, and occasional disagreements on creating new ways of meeting both face to face and through technology that are far more engaging and effective for everyone.

The book focuses on three main areas:
· Dealing with the business and corporate cultural challenges in changing the way we meet
· Cutting out the unnecessary topics and participants that make up 50% of todays meetings
· Designing and running faster and more focused face to face and online meetings with more relevant content; clearer decisions and actions, and much higher levels of participation

Full of examples and practical tools that will improve everything from your regular team meetings to management meetings, online conferences, global meetings and big events. This book will lead you through practical actions and targets to kill the meetings that do not need to happen and radically improve the ones that remain.

Biographical Notes

Kevan Hall is an experienced CEO and consultant working with major multinationals around the world to inspire and enable people to succeed in connected global organizations. His previous books include Speed Lead and Making the Matrix Work. Alan Hall is a millennial manager with experience working in sales, sales operations and key account management in the packaged goods industry and now specializing in meeting management.

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  • ISBN: 9781473668379
  • Publication date: 21 Sep 2017
  • Page count: 224
  • Imprint: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Kevan and Alan Hall are telling it like it is. This kind of refusenik behaviour could change the world. — Viv Groskop, The Pool
In an increasingly time pressured and resource constrained world this book offers practical tips for freeing up time wasted in meetings and making the ones you have more productive. These no-nonsense ideas and tools are helping our highly collaborative organization make a step change in meeting effectiveness and have given me 10% of my valuable time back! — Gillian Enevoldsen, Global P&O Vice-President, Mars Petcare
Both thought provoking and actionable. In just a few hours [we] identified opportunities to reduce the number of meetings and the number of people in meetings. Within 24 hours we had reduced complexity, increased efficiency, and lifted engagement. — Sally Cairns, Chief People Officer, Paddy Power Betfair
A systematic approach to cutting out unneccesary meetings. — FM Magazine, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
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Making the Matrix Work

Kevan Hall
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Kevan Hall
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Speed Lead

Kevan Hall
Authors:
Kevan Hall

Today's managers waste an estimated 40 per cent of their time on unnecessary cooperation, communication and control. Old-fashioned management skills are too expensive and slow to use in today's complex companies. When great companies grow they become more complex. This complexity starts to undermine what made the company successful: the organisation slows down, it is more difficult to get things done and it becomes a less satisfying workplace. In his work with talented people from hundreds of the world's leading companies. Kevan discovered that they spend over 80 per cent of their time on cooperation, communication and control - and that up to 50 per cent of that time is wasted. Organised around 4 Cs - Cooperation, Communication, Control and Community - Speed Lead distills the experience of more than 35,000 people in over 200 of the world's leading companies. The resulting radical view has enabled organizations to unravel the spaghetti of complexity, reduce project cycle times, build closer business relationships and curb the costs of unnecessary travel. Contrary to current leadership wisdom, Speed Lead advises to: celebrate the end of teams where you don't need them; abolish meetings of the bored; take control of the "crack-berry" and don't be a 24-hour control freak; expect more from your people and lead a lot less; make "good-enough" decisions; and, don't let diversity be a diversion - share practices, not values.

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Beverly Kaye

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Bonnie Hagemann

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Catherine Kaputa

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Chuck Martin

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Cornelius Grove

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David Clutterbuck

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Dugan Romano

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