That time I had a chair thrown at me (or: 10 Rules for an effective decision-making meeting)

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  (About 9 minutes to read) It was a beautiful evening at someone’s house that had a view of the ocean.  Buoys and boats were peacefully bobbing around in the water.  The colors of the sunset were distractingly beautiful through the floor-to-ceiling windows.  And then someone picked up a chair and threw it clear across the room toward me. Planning … Read More

Your Personal “Burnout Prevention” Campaign

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(About 5 minutes to read) I sent an e-mail to all my friends with the subject: “Help! Tools for preventing organizer burnout?”. The response was fascinating. Many called and asked when I was quitting my job , what I would do next, and commiserating that this is what happened to them too. Some suggested that I take a vacation. One, … Read More