From Monologue to Dialogue
How to lead effective meetings that encourage dialogue and engage employees
Format: Digital Downloads
Meetings are a fact of life. Just look at your calendar. It’s probably safe to assume that your day and week are packed with them.
And unfortunately, most meetings are viewed as a waste of time. People can’t remember why the meeting was called in the first place and they walk away wondering what they got out of the last 60 minutes of their lives. Some participants are so disengaged; they’re trying their hardest not to fall asleep during the meeting!
While there are many reasons that meetings fail, one of the biggest is a lack of dialogue. Instead, meetings are plagued with distractions and discussions.
When we engage in a discussion (instead of a dialogue), we aren’t focusing on the desired outcome. We nitpick, we look for weakness and we debate. People in a discussion are interested simply in winning rather than learning.
Dialogue however is about the message, the ideas, the decisions and not the individual players. When we encourage dialogue we encourage creativity, we listen more actively and we participate and engage in search of the truth.
By fostering a culture of dialogue, we can lead meetings that resolve conflicts, encourage creativity and ultimately lead to increased productivity and success.
Whether you are the one calling the meeting or a team member sitting through them, there are simple solutions to starting a dialogue that puts a stop to this meeting malady.
Join best-selling author and leadership expert, Kevin Eikenberry, for From Monologue to Dialogue, where you’ll learn how to encourage honest dialogue in your meetings, in your team and in your organization overall. With the techniques you’ll learn, you will increase engagement and participation, improve morale and success.
During this program, you’ll learn:
- How to determine the real cost of having a meeting, allowing you to recognize the best way to spend your time and money
- The most effective length and frequency of meetings that produces ultimate team engagement
- How to help your team members develop necessary skills to respectfully challenge opposing view points
- How to set the stage before each meeting to plan for positive, effective results
- 3 ways to improve meeting dynamics by encouraging dialogue
Revive your team into a successful, engaged group that collaborates with confidence by joining us for this program that will eliminate “Meeting Malady” and cultivate innovative collaboration!
About the Presenter:
Kevin Eikenberry is an expert on team and leadership development and is the Chief Potential Officer of The Kevin Eikenberry Group.
He has spent the past 15 years helping organizations all across North America with leadership, learning, teams and teamwork, creativity and more. His client list includes: the American Red Cross, Chevron, Chevron Phillips Chemical Co., John Deere, Purdue University, Southwest Airlines, TriHealth, the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Mint and many more.
He is a frequent presenter at professional conferences and a sought-after keynote speaker. He currently serves on four boards of directors in order to contribute, hone his leadership skills and add an additional dimension to his experiences.He is the author of the bestselling books Remarkable Leadership and Vantagepoints on Learning and Life, and a contributing author to more than 20 other books. He publishes four electronic newsletters and a popular blog, Leadership & Learning, collectively read by more than 80,000 people worldwide.ORDER NOW
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