Let's Stop Meeting Like This: Tools To Save Time And Get More Done

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago

October 6, 2014: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

In this thought-provoking presentation Dick and Emily Axelrod will share with you how to transform mind-numbing meetings into productive work experiences.


Gleacher Center
Room 100
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

Meetings are where productivity goes to die, right? Not so say authors Dick and Emily Axelrod. In this thought-provoking presentation they will share with you how to transform mind-numbing meetings into productive work experiences. Dick and Emily will go beyond the meeting basics of having agendas and a clear purpose and share with you ways that will alter the way you lead and participate in meetings. Their book, Let's Stop Meeting Like This, was launched in August and has made the hot new business titles list.

During this session you will learn:
•What happens when you make meetings voluntary
•The Meeting Canoe: a six step model for transforming your meetings entirely
•What transpires when you infuse your meetings with the electric charge of meaning, autonomy, challenge, learning and feedback
•Why meetings are the fast track to culture change

About Our Speakers

Dick Axelrod co-founded the Axelrod Group, Inc., a consulting firm that pioneered the use of employee involvement to effect large scale organizational change. He teaches Crisis Leadership in the University of Chicago's Masters in Threat and Response Management Program. He authored the award-winning Terms of Engagement: New Ways of Leading and Changing Organizations, and co-authored You Don't Have to Do It Alone: How to Involve Others to Get Things Done.

Emily Axelrod believes in stretching organizations so they can unleash their creativity and knowledge. Emily uses visioning, work redesign, team development, and good old common sense to build sustainable, fun, collaborative enterprises. Emily co-authored You Don't Have to Do It Alone, and is a contributing author to The Change Handbook, The Flawless Consulting Field Book, Future Search in School District Change and numerous articles.


Members: $15.00

Non-Members: $25.00


Register Online

Price includes hors d'oeuvres. There will be a cash bar as well.

Deadline: 10/3/2014


Scott McGarvey