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“People don’t just want to belong, they want to contribute.”

Meetings can be great for getting things done (or at least agreed). But they can be so much more. They can set the scene to create more open, authentic relationships and build more trusting cultures. If you’re looking for a place to start, try one (or all) of these questions in your next meeting:

These questions are from an excellent article by Paul Axtell for the Harvard Business Review. In the article, Paul offers further guidance on how to create a climate of trust and permission.

Paul Axtell is an author of two award winning books, including Meetings Matter.

Photo from Pablo.

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