CHAPTER14

Making the Most of Meetings

In This Chapter

  • Know why you’re meeting
  • Elements of a worthwhile meeting
  • Setting useful agendas
  • Following meeting fundamentals

Sure, meetings can be fun, but sometimes (more often?) they can be long and boring. And whether you enjoy meetings or not, it’s probably safe to say you have far too many to go to, if you’re like most managers. If you must have meetings, it’s essential that you plan them well and preferably do so as far in advance as you can.

Meetings come in all types. The most productive meetings are the quality, one-to-one meetings you have with your direct reports. You also might have meetings ...

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