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  • Published: 1 January 2018
  • ISBN: 9781605090078
  • Imprint: Berrett-Koehler
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 168
  • RRP: $34.99
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The Hamster Revolution For Meetings


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Are meetings taking over your life? You’re not alone. Meet Iris, a sales director so overwhelmed by meetings that she feels like a hamster on a wheel—in fact, she’s turned into one. Just in time, she meets a coach—a leading meeting efficiency expert—with a simple system that helps her regain her sanity and humanity.

The coach’s secret is a laser-like focus on the five biggest meeting pain points:

1. Meeting overload: Professionals waste twenty-four days a year in useless meetings.

2. Missing success ingredients: ninety percent of all professionals attend meetings that lack a clearly stated objective and agenda.

3. Virtual-meeting chaos: Disinterested participants + endless technical glitches huge amounts of wasted time.

4. Agenda adrift: Goals are missed when meetings veer off course.

5. Action distraction: Incomplete action items result in delayed projects and missed deadlines.

The coach demonstrates that these five challenges are damaging Iris’s career and costing the world over a trillion dollars each year. He provides practical new solutions that rapidly transform Iris from victim to victor. These solutions are tailored to the technology-driven world in which Iris lives—she discovers how to use e-calendars, PDAs, and virtual meetings to make her life easier, not more complicated. She applies the solutions, gets immediate results, and reclaims her life. The Hamster Revolution for Meetings focuses on a small number of high-impact best practices that really work. Included is a landmark case study that shows how 3,000 Capital One associates reclaimed ten days per year while improving meeting effectiveness by over 35 percent.

  • Pub date: 1 January 2018
  • ISBN: 9781605090078
  • Imprint: Berrett-Koehler
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 168
  • RRP: $34.99

Praise for The Hamster Revolution For Meetings

““A gem! This book will take your career to new heights!” —Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager® “The best meeting effectiveness tools ever!” —Richard L. Andersen, Executive Vice President, San Diego Padres “Chock-full of practical, creative tips for leveraging today’s e-calendar and web meeting technology.” —Jan Baldwin, Co-CEO, Nth Generation Computing “Brilliant, timely, and deceptively simple! ” —Paul Ruane, Director of Learning and Development, Schering-Plough ”


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