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Why Are Your People Thinking of Leaving? Group Sessions That Don't Suck!
There's no escaping that some group events suck! Poorly planned team meetings or workshops can be a waste of time and resources.

Sometimes, though, it's participants' attitudes that can disrupt an event. You can find out how to inspire and engage even the most unwilling attendees with our article, Managing the 4Ps of Delegates.

On the other hand, well-planned and focused group sessions can be extremely useful. You can learn how to get the best from them with our articles, Running Effective Meetings and Planning a Workshop.

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Managing the 4Ps of Delegates Managing the 4Ps of Delegates

Learn how to identify people's real level of engagement in group events, and encourage them to be active participants.

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Discover three elements that are essential for effective, productive meetings.

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Find out how to make your workshops a valuable experience for everyone involved.

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A Final Note

Chaotic meetings, unfocused training sessions, or a simple bad attitude can slam the brakes on your team's productivity. But you can ensure that your group sessions don't suck with proper planning and a little discipline, and by encouraging your people to adopt a more positive mindset.

Next week, learn how people can bounce back stronger than ever after suffering a life- or career-changing trauma.

Have a great week!

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