BOOKS: THREE OF A KIND - Get the most from that meeting

BOOKS: THREE OF A KIND - Get the most from that meeting - 50 Ways to Liven Up Your Meetings

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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

50 Ways to Liven Up Your Meetings

Graham Roberts-Phelps

Gower pounds 45

The price is enough to tell you that this is more a reference book than something to flick through, but managers might benefit from keeping this weighty tome handy. The '50 Ways' vary from word games to mind-benders.

Innovative, but the 'fun' approach might be off-putting to some.**

How to Hold Better Meetings

Alan Barker

Kogan Page

pounds 8.99

Aimed at those who chair meetings, Barker's serious and thoughtful book covers preparation, group dynamics, personal style and on-the-spot problem solving. There is a helpful section on dealing with problem people. Chairpersons will find it invaluable, others less so.**

Team Meeting

Ros Jay

Prentice Hall

pounds 7.99

Concise and factual, this offering devotes an entire section to agenda-setting, something largely overlooked by the other books. It covers the office politics and jockeying that plague meetings, and suggests ways to head off problems. Useful to any reader.***

*** best of its kind

** could be useful

* of minor interest

none: avoid.

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