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Essential Meeting Blueprints for Managers by Sharlyn Lauby

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Step 2 – Development

The logistics have been taken care of and the research has been completed. Now, it's time to conduct the actual meeting. A perfect way to start off a strategic planning meeting is with an icebreaker.

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What's an icebreaker?

An icebreaker is a game, exercise, or activity that welcomes the group. It comes from the nautical term, icebreaker, being a ship that is capable of navigating through tough patches of ice. The "icebreaker" allows participants to relax and become comfortable with each other.

There are lots of different kinds of icebreakers. In fact, there are whole books devoted to icebreaker activities. But let ...

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