How to Run a Meeting

Your ability to lead a meeting is a critical part of your success in management. This skill is one of the marks of leadership that is most evident to people in your organization. As Peter Drucker wrote, “The key tools of the executive are the meeting, the presentation, and the report.” You must be excellent at all three.

Clarity Is Essential

Perhaps the most important word in success is the word clarity. Fully 95 percent of your success will be determined by your being absolutely clear about what it is you want to accomplish and how you are going to accomplish it.

Perhaps 95 percent of your problems will come from a lack of clarity as well. This is why it is so important for you to begin with a clear, written outline ...

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