About the author
Derek Robertson, Chartered FCIPD, MCMI, MInstLM, NLP Practitioner and Coach, is an award-winning HR professional and accelerated learning disciple. In his team’s alumni there’s over 70,000 participants of activity-based trainings from over 50 countries. His people development philosophy is crushingly simple: “Engaged people do great things”. This results in his simple, creative and enjoyable principles that underpin his team’s world class training programmes.
"A great, short, easy read with plenty of info on how to improve your meetings . I liked the reflection pages with questions and space for your own notes after each section. Very novel approach to be written as a space fable - laughed at a few points!"
"I attend and regularly chair meetings - so the subtitle "A Fable about Effective Meetings" interested me. However, I'm not keen on science fiction, and when I read the blurb on the back cover about Dakkc from a distant galaxy, I cringed, and thought I'd maybe manage a chapter or two before discarding it as too childish. However, I was soon drawn in to Dakkc's carefully constructed world and wanted to see how he would fare with his task. The book is well-written, with characters like Hidden Agenda, Speech Maker, Details and Non-Committed, whom most chairpersons will have come across before; and seeing how Dakkc deals with them forces the reader to consider how he or she deals with them on planet earth. The beauty of this little book is that while you are chuckling along with the story, you are learning useful ideas about how to conduct effective meetings. Highly recommended - I read it all in one sitting."