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John F. Dini CMBA, CExP, CBI
President, MPN Incorporated
I think owning a business is the most interesting thing you can do.
As a coach and consultant to hundreds of entrepreneurs, I’ve written this column weekly since 2008 focusing on the practical issues of owning a small company. If you read a column appropriate for your professional, trade or industry publication, please contact me via email for reprint permission.
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Category Archives: Strategy and Planning
Meetings are for the sole purpose of making decisions. Sharing information is important, but there are many far more efficient and cost effective ways to do it. As an aside, unnecessary meetings are frequently excused by “But if I send a … Continue reading
We will presume that you’ve started your meeting with the proper preparation, as discussed in last week’s column. Now it is time to get into the business of the meeting, the meat of the meet as it were. This week, we will … Continue reading
Thank you to everyone who posted or emailed their suggestions for productive meetings. Please keep them coming! By far the most frequent suggestion was to have a written agenda. That is as good a place as any to start. Distribute … Continue reading
Meetings are often a painful necessity, but they are a necessity none the less. What makes a “good” meeting? The saying “Death by meeting” is common enough. Patrick Lencioni authored a book with that title in 2004, but I remember it … Continue reading