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Posted on February 18, 2019 at 12:28 pm

How to Lead a Productive Meeting

An important aspect of my leadership training is watching my clients interact at meetings they lead. This practice is a very effective technique for coaching, and allows me to provide my clients with quick feedback.

In watching my clients’ meetings, I am exposed to an array of meeting styles. I am often surprised by how ineffectively and inadequately their meetings are managed (yes, even some my clients can run bad meetings..). It’s not surprising that our people make complaints about meetings: they’re monotonous, the boss continuously drones, nothing is accomplished, etc.

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Posted on May 19, 2017 at 3:16 pm

Peacekeeping training is over; one month into the mission in Kosovo

Lots has happened since I first reported for my peacekeeping training in Stans/Switzerland at the beginning of January.

Time for a quick update. I will dig deeper into my experience once I have a bit more peace 🙂 and quiet.

Most importantly, this upfront: The transition to military life has been remarkably smooth. Not something I necessarily expected after almost 20 years out of the service. I have no trouble with some of the formalities and indeed find myself insisting on some of them when my younger fellow officers are more lenient.

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