On Track: Taking Meetings from Good to Great

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Best-selling author and teamwork consultant Leslie Bendaly knows what it takes to build high-performance teams and in On Track she provides you with dozens of proven tips and techniques that will ensure your meetings - those many and crucial hours you spend in discussions with your colleagues - pay off in results. Bendaly covers it all - from explaining the basics of meeting design, preparation and facilitation to showing you how to overcome the most common but tough challenges of facilitating a meeting including: *Getting full participation and creating group energy*Sparking creative thinking and opening minds to others' ideas*Managing conflict and dealing with difficult behaviors*Dealing with senior people in your meetings*Making decisions and bringing a group to consensus*Leading a meeting while participating as a team member*Getting members to share responsibility for the meeting's successAND everything in between. Also included is Bendaly's Meeting Map (considered a "must have" by everyone who tries it) to lead you step-by-step through the critical steps necessary in leading a successful meeting. Whether you are a designated team leader or asked occasionally to lead or chair a meeting, On Track will help you and your colleagues achieve exceptional results in record time. Become a dynamic and effective meeting facilitator and have people leaving your meetings saying, "That was a great meeting. We really got results!" Speaker, trainer and best-selling author, Leslie Bendaly is recognized internationally as an authority in the fields of teamwork and organizational and personal change. The tools and methods she has developed have been adopted by hundreds of organizations as critical pieces in their development processes. Her books have been selected as mandatory reading in MBA and other post-graduate programs and as handbooks for leaders in many organizations. Other books include the best-selling Strength in Numbers, Games Teams Play, More Games Teams Play, Organization 2000, Winner Instinct, Brain Teasers for Team Leaders and The Facilitation Skills Training Kit. She is based in Toronto. http://www.mcgrawhill.ca

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Leslie comes through once again! On Track will set you on course to highly successful and productive team meetings.

-- Larry Thorner CEO, Mini University

. . . a “must read” for both the novice and the seasoned facilitation professional.

-- Susan L. Stoltz Training Coordinator Missouri Department of Social Services

. . . packed with practical, valuable, and easy-to-use information to take your meetings to the next level and beyond. . . If you lead or attend meetings, you definitely need this book!

--Lorraine Roy Personal and Corporate Coach

Take Your Meetings from Good to Great . . . With On Track anyone can facilitate like a pro, and get outstanding results!

Best-selling author and teamwork consultant Leslie Bendaly knows what it takes to build high-performance teams and in On Track she provides you with dozens of proven tips and techniques that will ensure your meetings – those many and crucial hours you spend in discussions with your colleagues – pay off in results.

Bendaly covers it all – from explaining the basics of meeting design, preparation and facilitation to showing you how to overcome the most common but tough challenges of facilitating a meeting including:
· Getting full participation and creating group energy · Sparking creative thinking and opening minds to others’ ideas · Managing conflict and dealing with difficult behaviors · Dealing with senior people in your meetings · Making decisions and bringing a group to consensus · Leading a meeting while participating as a team member · Getting members to share responsibility for the meeting’s success AND everything in between.

Also included is Bendaly’s Meeting Map (considered a “must have” by everyone who tries it) to lead you step-by-step through the critical steps necessary in leading a successful meeting.
Whether you are a designated team leader or asked occasionally to lead or chair a meeting, On Track will help you and your colleagues achieve exceptional results in record time. Become a dynamic and effective meeting facilitator and have people leaving your meetings saying, “That was a great meeting. We really got results!” Speaker, trainer and best-selling author, Leslie Bendaly is recognized internationally as an authority in the fields of teamwork and organizational and personal change. The tools and methods she has developed have been adopted by hundreds of organizations as critical pieces in their development processes. Her books have been selected as mandatory reading in MBA and other post-graduate programs and as handbooks for leaders in many organizations. Other books include the best-selling Strength in Numbers, Games Teams Play, More Games Teams Play, Organization 2000, Winner Instinct, Brain Teasers for Team Leaders and The Facilitation Skills Training Kit. She is based in Toronto. Logo http://www.mcgrawhill.ca

About the Author:

About the Author Leslie Bendaly, speaker, workshop leader, and bestselling author, challenges and inspires organizations, teams and individuals to tap the best of themselves and provides them with the tools they need to realize their goals. She is a North American leader in the fields of teamwork, group processes, synergistics and peak performance management in environments of change. Leslie is seen as a pioneer in the development of tools and systems for increasing synergy and exceptional performance within teams and across organizations as well as in identifying trends with which individuals and their organizations must be in tune if they are to continue to thrive. Her tools and concepts have been developed and tested through her work with hundreds of organizations from large multinationals such as IBM and Warner Lambert to government and small community organizations. Leslie also designs and facilitates off site events for teams and organizations, team processes and interventions, such as new team kick offs, team development and planning sessions. She heads Ortran, a consulting firm dedicated to providing individuals, teams and organizations with the inspiration and tools to achieve in environments of hyper-change. Her other books include Strength in Numbers, Games Teams Play, More Games Teams Play, Organization 2000, Winner Instinct, The Facilitation Skills Training Kit, and Brain Teasers for Team Leaders. Leslie's work is recognized in Who's Who in Canada, Who's Who in Canadian Business, and Who's Who of Canadian Women. She is based in Toronto. VISIT LESLIE AT HER WEBSITE: www.lbendaly.com

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