MEET THE MEETING MONSTERS

We have all experienced people on our teams or in meetings who, at various times, engage in dysfunctional behavior. They disrupt your meetings in a variety of ways, including monopolizing the discussion, being rude to their colleagues and pushing their personal agenda.

Who are these people? Here is our gallery of meeting monsters. Have you ever seen these characters in your meetings?

•  Silent Sam. This person sits through your meeting without uttering a word or in any other way contributing to the goals of the meeting. In a face-to-face meeting, you often see facial expressions that indicate that he would just rather not be there.

•  Morris the Monopolizer. Just the opposite of Silent Sam, this person talks too much. ...

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