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Exercises

1: In the following scene, four employees are seated in the lounge area.

Brian: Hey, did you see the game last night? Talk about a great comeback.

Jennifer: I know. I think they’ve got a good shot at winning the conference title.

Matt: They’re definitely a team to watch out for.

Sarah: (Interrupting, referring to the agenda) No offense guys, but is there any way we can get back to discussing these R&D costs? I would really like to get out of this meeting and back to work.

Is Brian helping the team to conduct the meeting efficiently or not?

Discuss some of the pitfalls to be avoided in the consensus process.

2: Which of the following strategies is most useful in keeping meetings focused?
  1. Determine the pace

  2. Adjust deadlines

  3. Create a plan

  4. Determine responsibilities

3: Form teams of six. Within each team, select any four values you would like to embody from the following list:

Truth, money, recognition, challenge, trust, love, hope, mutual respect, emotional strength, emotional support, independence, flexibility, adaptability, ethereal behavior, integrity, commitment, and loyalty.

Next, discuss why you chose the values you did.




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