Personally Speaking: How To Spice Up Boring Meetings

A recent estimate suggests employees endure a staggering 55 million meetings a day in the United States. But the tremendous time investment yields only modest returns. No organization made up of human beings is immune from all-too-common meeting gripes: Failure to engage, inadvertent encouragement of participants to tune out, and blatant disregard for participants' time. Most companies and leaders view poor meetings as an inevitable cost of doing business.

In The Surprising Science of Meetings: How you can Lead Your Team to Peak Performances, author Steven G. Rogelberg, consultant to some of the world's most successful companies, offers a how-to guide to holding productive meetings and changing one’s working life. The Washington Post named The Surprising Science of Meetings one of 10 leadership books to watch for in 2019. Business Insider named it one of 14 business books everyone will be reading in 2019.

PLEASE NOTE a change in times from previous seasons: Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for a reception; the program will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be followed by a dessert reception and book-signing.

At UNC Charlotte, Rogelberg holds the title of Chancellor’s Professor for distinguished national, international, and interdisciplinary contributions. He is a consultant to some of the world's most successful companies.

Event is free but registration is required. Register here.

Tuesday, November 12 at 6:00pm

Center City Building
320 East Ninth Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

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