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Shani Harmon

Co-Founder, Chief Executive OfficerStop Meeting Like This

Chicago, IL

Member Since September 2021


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Shani Harmon is the co-founder of Stop Meeting Like This. For the past twenty years she has been a tireless advocate for finding ways to work that unleash the full potential of individuals. She has consulted with Fortune 500 companies across the globe, helping them reimagine meetings, work practices, and collaboration while eradicating wasteful and mindless activity.

Published content

Cut the crap: The key to eliminating wasteful work


I've learned a lot about how to eliminate wasteful work in organizations. Here are the three things I universally recommend.

11 ways to boost your leadership EQ and gain employees' respect

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Apply these emotional intelligence strategies to improve your department and company work culture. According to a survey published by Statista Research Department, 52 percent of organizations have employed senior leaders based on their emotional intelligence (EQ) skills. The ability to gain the loyalty of the team you are trying to lead successfully often relies on your willingness to actively listen to the concerns and aspirations of your employees. It's only then that you'll be able to access your staff's support and strengthen the type of team morale that can move companies forward. To provide some practical examples of what this type of leadership approach looks like, experts from Fast Company Executive Board explain how elevating their EQ has helped them to enhance their team relationships for the better and made them more approachable and trustworthy—a leader that their direct reports can trust.

Let’s decide how to make better decisions


Here are three common decision-making pitfalls, and how to avoid them when making your next big choice.

Time wasted is money wasted


If you want to unleash the full capacity of your team, look no further than your meetings. They’re a great place to start.

15 ways to develop and support your loyal business assistant 

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Apply these best practices to strengthen your relationship as a mentor and partner.  If you're a leader seeking a great personal assistant who can help you elevate your business to the next level, it's essential that you take your time until you find the proper fit. Once you've succeeded at the first step, it's time to nurture the relationship by learning what drives them and what they are most passionate about—treating them like a partner in collaboration on your journey and engaging them in meaningful assignments. While retaining top talent is not an easy feat, here, 15 Fast Company Executive Board members share their best tips for training a high-level assistant that you can count on to work with you closely for the long term.

Big meetings are back. Make them matter


When it comes to big meetings, here are three key areas to focus your effort.

Company details

Stop Meeting Like This

Company bio

Stop Meeting Like This is a professional services firm that partners with forward-looking companies to transform how work gets done. Through collaboration practices that are intelligent, energizing, and right-sized, companies unleash diverse perspectives and realize the fullest expression of potential. From this foundation, results are achieved and exceptional experiences are made possible. Learn more at


Corporate leadership

Area of focus

Meeting Faciltiation
Cultural Transformation for Meetings
Workplace Practices

Company size

2 - 10