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Fast Tracks Insight Interview
Marvin Weisboard and Sandra Janoff

Meeting Facilitation: Don't Just Do Something--Stand There!

An interview with Marvin Weisboard and Sandra Janoff

Two master facilitators share some lessons for how they create powerful meetings, so you can, too.

"Our responsibility is to create conditions for people in meetings to do what they already know how to do."

Entire interview (15:37)

Get the right people in the room (2:10)

Matching people to the task (1:01)

Self-control (1:52)

Everyone is doing their best (2:48)

Dealing with differences and conflict (6:15)

Labels: communication practices  leadership  

Marvin Weisboard and Sandra Janoff have led meetings for decades all over the world.  They co-direct the Future Search Network, an international nonprofit dedicated to offering collaborative planning services in any language, and culture, for whatever people can afford.  Besides their latest book, Don't Just Do Something, Stand There: Ten Principles for Leading Meetings that Matter, they are also co-authors of Future Search: An Action Guide.  They have trained more than 3,000 people in using their principles.  They are members of the European Institute for Transnational Studies and the Organization Development Network. 

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Dont Just Do Something, Stand There!