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Achieving High Performance by Pippa Bourne, Michael Bourne

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Chairing a Meeting

Chairing a meeting is an excellent way to gain visibility. You don’t need to have expertise in the subject of the meeting, however you do have to develop a range of procedural skills. These range from the technical—how to produce an agenda—to the diplomatic, such as how to keep the discussion moving and stop participants from speaking for too long.

Calling a meeting

People often complain about how many meetings they have to attend. At a time when few of us have time to spare, going to a meeting that results in no action is just a waste of time. So before you call a meeting, ask yourself: is this meeting necessary or can it be done by another means, such as by email or a conference call perhaps? If you do decide that a meeting ...

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