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MEETINGS

Churn that rumour mill while at meetings

Motivational speaker Michael Kerr, of Canmore, Alta., suggests adding a rumour mill section to your meeting agenda, which allows people to bring up contentious issues in the workplace without seeming to side with the dissent. Another suggestion: Add a "What questions aren't we asking?" section on your agenda. - Humor At Work Newsletter

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LEADERSHIP

Make every day development day

Dan McCarthy, director of executive development programs at the University of New Hampshire, urges you to treat every day as a development day, using the interactions that arise with staff as an opportunity to not only solve problems or answer questions but also to develop colleagues. - Great Leadership

SAFETY TIP

Get a briefcase just like Bond's

If you have to do business in rough spots such as Mexico, or have moments of James Bond-like fantasy, you might want to consider a ballistic-shield briefcase by Leison Global that will protect against bullets from up to a .44 Magnum or a 9 mm submachine gun. - Bloomberg Business Week

TECH TIP

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Don't use technology that doesn't work here

It seems obvious, but Toronto-based social media consultant Randall Craig advises you not to place advertisements with QR codes in locales without data access, such as subways, where he often sees them. - Make It Happen Tipsheet

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Management columnist

Harvey Schachter is a Kingston, Ont.-based writer specializing in management issues. He writes Monday Morning Manager and management book reviews for the print edition of Report on Business and an online column, Power Points. More

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