• Start and end on time.

• Laptops down except to take notes.

• Take calls and messaging outside.

• Every voice is heard.

• State your perspective once.

• Table off-topic and sidebar conversations.

• Answer these questions for yourself before speaking: is it true, is it kind, does it improve upon the silence?

• Absence or silence implies agreement.

• Take a break at least once every ______ hours.

• Talk one at a time.

• Listen first. Talk second.

• Seek to understand before being understood.

• Use collaborative language: Yes, and… (instead or yes, but).

• Stay in your lane.

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