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Rabbi Avraham Edelstein
This blog draws on Antony Jay, How To Run a Meeting, Harvard Business Magazine (March 1976), except where otherwise stated.  Don’t Have Meetings at All:  Meetings should not be your default option. Resolve what you can through one-on-ones or twos, or phone calls rather than group meetings.  Sometimes five minutes spent with six people separately... Read more » (Read More)
Rabbi Avraham Edelstein
Most meetings that organizations run either waste enormous amounts of time, or are a waste in their entirety.  People come late, there often isn’t a clear goal to the meeting (even if there is an agenda), individuals are more or less allowed to speak freely, including off-topic and without limits, and as a result, other... Read more » (Read More)

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Rabbi Naphtali Hoff
In a previous series, I laid out a 5-step productivity process for leaders, which I then turned into a Productivity Blueprint (see my bio for how to access). This post goes deeper on the first of the five steps, planning for maximal productivity. Now that we have determined which tasks we need to be doing,... Read more » (Read More)
Rabbi Naphtali Hoff
In a previous series, I laid out a 5-step productivity process for leaders, which I then turned into a Productivity Blueprint (see my bio below for how to access.) This post goes deeper on the first of the five steps, planning for maximal productivity. Few productivity tools elicit divergent opinions as does a to-do list.... Read more » (Read More)
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