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date: 24 March 2023

Meeting Management and Decision-Makinglocked

Meeting Management and Decision-Makinglocked

  • John E. TropmanJohn E. TropmanUniversity of Michigan


Many CEOs and other top-level managers spend over half of their time in meetings. There are several ways to address meetings that can make them more productive and useful. “Meeting Masters” create such useful groups and sustain enthusiasm in them over considerable periods of time. “Decision Maestros” then build high-quality decisions from these productive meetings. Codifying this successful work requires a new vocabulary (decision elements, rounds of discussion, decision crystallization). This language is then applied to selected moments in the meeting process. The ideas and techniques presented here are intended to assist nonprofit managers to move toward improved meetings and better decision-making.


  • Administration and Management
  • Macro Practice

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