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In our increasingly connected world, it's easier and cheaper than ever to meet via conference call. And the rules on how to conduct, and participate in, those meetings are quite different from those we attend in person. Because there may be many … [Read more...] about Secrets of the successful conference call
Oh no! Not ANOTHER meeting! You’ve got to go and the worst part is, you didn’t call it. So you have no control over the time, the location, the agenda or anything else. Or do you? Leading when you're not the leader You don’t have to be … [Read more...] about Meetings, Part 2: Leading from the back of the room
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