I moderated my first brainstorming session this week and it was a rousing success. Following the brainstorming guidelines and especially the ground rules laid out by Mike and Mark in their podcasts on brainstorming everyone in the room contributed, their was little to no "negative talk" , and we came out with a number of great solutions. Early feedback has been very positive from very high levels in the organization.
So that leaves me with one last thing to say...
You are not going to believe this!! I did what you said and it worked!!
Please forgive my facetiousness, I couldn't resist after hearing it so often in the interviewing series podcasts.
Thank you MT community for all your help and guidance to become a better professional and a better manager.