Let’s Huddle-The Art of Modern Meetings – Never Hold a Meeting Again!

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Let’s Huddle-The Art of Modern Meetings – Never Hold a Meeting Again!
$19.95eBook: $9.95
Tags: circles, conflict resolution, managers, meetings, restorative justice, Roberts Rules, teams
Publisher: CenterPoint Media
Publication Year: 2018
Format: Available Fall 2017
Length: 130 pages
ISBN: 9781988072128


A brand new way to hold meetings!  Meetings can be a waste of time if not conducted properly. Are you tired of unproductive meetings? Do you sit through meetings and wonder why so little gets accomplished? Would you like to learn an easy step-by-step technique that will improve the effectiveness of your meetings — from the boardroom to the living room?

About the Book

This is a 150 page trade book that introduces a brand new way to hold meetings. For over 100 years – since the introduction of Roberts Rules – organisations have passively accepted a narrow and cumbersome way to hold meetings.  These rules, which were invented by the U.S. Army to control conversation, actually choke creativity, reduce synergies and suck the joy out of meetings

Dr. Fitzgerald, a seasoned policy lawyer introduces a new and effective model based on ancient council techniques and restorative practices. Instead of debates and division it encourages full contribution and consensus. By applying a “council” process it encourages the sharing of ideas and information for the benefit of the whole group. Most importantly it shifts accountability and responsibility from a leader at the front to all those attending and thus results in more engagement, enhanced relationships, increased effectiveness and more fun!

This books provides an easy step-by step process for setting up and facilitating a “huddle” and includes tips as well as a one-page “Huddle Cheat Sheet ” that can be easily shared.  In this modern age of collaboration, this book urges organisations to limit Roberts Rules for rare parliamentary-style meetings and use this huddle process for everything else!


About the Author
Maureen F Fitzgerald, PhD

Maureen F. Fitzgerald, PhD, LLB, LLM, BComm is a recovering lawyer, author and change agent. She practiced law for over 20 years and is the founder of CenterPoint Media, a multimedia publisher of books that advance thinking.
In her former life, Maureen was a labor/policy lawyer and mediator. She was also a professor of law at two universities and has written many articles, both academic and practical.
She has a doctorate degree from University of British Columbia, a business degree from University of Alberta; a law degree from the University of Western Ontario; and a masters’ degree in law from the London School of Economics (with distinction). Maureen is author of the following books:
• Lean Out: How to dismantle the corporate barriers that hold women back. 20 Strategies for True Success!
• Motherhood is Madness: How to break the chains that prevent mothers from being truly happy. 15 Simple Solutions!
• Occupy Women: A manifesto for positive change in a world run by men. 20 Powerful Strategies!
• A Woman’s Circle - Create a peer mentoring group for advice, networking, support and connection.
• Invite the Bully to Tea - End harassment, bullying and dysfunction forever with a simple yet radical new approach.
• If not now, when? - Create a life and career of purpose with a powerful vision, a mission statement and measurable goals.
• Mindfulness Made Easy - 50 simple practices to reduce stress, create calm and live in the moment - at home, work and school.
• Hiring, Managing and Keeping the Best - The Complete Canadian Guide for Employers, with Monica Beauregard.
• So You Think You Need a Lawyer - How to Screen, Hire, Manage or Fire a Lawyer.
• Legal Problem Solving - Reasoning, Research and Writing (6thd). Lexis/Nexis
• Wake up Sleeping Beauty: Protect your daughter from sexism, stereotypes and sexualization [out in 2016]
• Mean Girls Aren’t Mean: Stand up to cliques, bullies, peer pressure and popularity and empower girls in a radical new way.[out in 2016]
• Gritty is the New Pretty- Raise confident, courageous and resilient girls in a man’s world. [out in 2016]
Always a leader of both people and ideas, she speaks on topics that promote equality, open-mindedness and justice.Her motto is: Sharing the right ideas at the right time can change the world. You can find her at www.MaureenFitzgerald.com.

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