I’m on a quest

David Julian Price Meetings Man

My Meetings Quest is attracting media attention. I’m on a quest to visit every Perth metropolitan local government council meeting and report on what I find. I have been to 6 so far – 21 to go. The purpose is to share my observations in my new book on meetings and meeting procedure. Here’s an […]

Signs to look for of fraudulent or inappropriate behaviour in organizations

The vast majority of people in organizations, particularly voluntary ones, are reasonable and honest people. But there are some bad apples out there and they tend to be clever and conniving and cover their tracks well. This post is about warning signs when things are not going as they should. Right up front, let me […]

Is there a link between the number of meetings you attend and salary?

Some people justify their salary by having meetings. But are the meetings effective? Today I had an interesting meeting with a senior business person with experience across a lot of businesses as a consultant and as a leader within. We were talking about my favourite subject – meetings (yes, it’s sad isn’t it) and he […]

Is snail mail the way of the future?

Every now and then, I go through my emails and set up a pile of filters to delete the email newsletters and other things that I simply never read – I set the filter to delete them – gone forever! I know I am not alone in doing this. I send email notifications out to […]

It’s all about getting your ducks in a row!

Everyone was surprised at how we managed to get so many people to vote at a community association meeting. It’s all about getting your ducks in a row! This week I was involved in a Special General Meeting of a community organisation for which I am responsible for governance. There were two very important special […]

The secret sauce you need to make sense of the different generations

The other generations are not “wrong”, they are just different! I have found myself talking a lot in the last couple of weeks about the different generations and their different needs, expectations and ways of working. The first thing I found I needed to do was find some categorical information about who actually fits into […]

Fact or Opinion – The crucial distinction for good decision making

It’s been calculated that the “average” adult makes 35,000 decisions every day. It seems a bit high to me but who am I to argue with esteemed researchers. But let’s be a little more realistic and find a number we can comprehend more easily. Let’s say that at work, the average person makes between 50 […]