You are ready for this meeting. You have done all the right things.

•  You prepared the agenda and you sent it out a few days before the meeting.

•  All the necessary documents were sent to the members or posted on the team space.

•  The meeting room has been reserved or the teleconference number is set.

•  Even the refreshments have been ordered.

All the necessary preparation is complete—or is it?

Even though the pre-meeting mechanics are in place, getting ready for the meeting should involve some additional work.

One critical way to prepare for success is to check with the key players on the agenda. For example, if one person is responsible for a presentation that will serve as the basis for an important decision, ...

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