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Dealing with Meetings You Can't Stand: Meet Less and Do More by Dr. Rick Brinkman

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Preparing for a Meeting: Your Preflight Checklist

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Meetings: where minutes are kept and hours are lost.

—ANONYMOUS

What precedes an effective meeting with Holographic Thinking is preparation. Preparation begins with the preflight checklist:

Preflight Checklist

1.  Question the meeting’s existence.

2.  Count the cost.

3.  Decide on the right format.

4.  Consider who really needs to be there.

5.  Create the agenda.

1. QUESTION THE MEETING’S EXISTENCE

What’s the real purpose of the meeting, and is it best served by meeting? Never presuppose that ...

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